If you’re like many homeowners in the area, you’ve got a well on your property. In our view, well water just tastes better, and it’s a powerful symbol of freedom and independence. You’re not beholden to some corporation for one of the necessities you need to live. That’s only true though, if the water coming out of your well is fit for human consumption, which is exactly why our Catlett VA well water testing service is in such high demand.
Testing is really the only way to know for sure how good—or bad—the quality of your water is, and it’s something you really need to keep on top of. After all, if something poisons your well, it could make you and your family sick, along with any livestock that depends on the water supply. Not a pretty picture.
We recommend taking advantage of our Catlett VA well water testing service at least once a year. If you get your water from a spring fed system or a shallow well, you’ll probably want to have your water supply tested every six months, as these sources of water are much more prone to contamination.
We offer a variety of testing services, including:
- A basic potability test – this is far and away the most common type of test. It simply ensures that your water is safe for human and livestock consumption.
- Coliform bacteria test – This is another important test that measures the presence of microorganisms in the water that are potentially hazardous to your health.
- Our total dissolved solids test is a measure of how many inorganic substances are in your water supply and lists them out by type.
- Then there’s the Fluoride test – Fluoride is an essential micronutrient, which makes it a good thing, but if there’s too much of it in your water supply, it could lead to dental problems in the longer term.
Here’s ultimately why our Catlett VA well water testing service is so important though:
First and foremost, as we mentioned, you want to make sure your water is safe to drink, but if a prior test revealed a problem, future testing will reveal whether or not whatever action you took to improve the quality of your drinking water was successful, or if you need to do something more.
It’s also important because over time, conditions change. It’s much better to spot changes in your water well in advance of them getting bad enough to cause a serious problem. Then of course, there’s the advantage that repeated testing over time will allow you to spot longer term trends that may be hard to spot otherwise.
How long has it been since you had your well tested? If it’s time, give us a call today!