Has it been a while since you’ve had the well on your property tested? If you can’t remember the last time you had your water supply checked, the safest course of action is to call us today and take advantage of our Fairfax VA well water testing service.
We offer a whole range of tests designed to ensure that your water supply is perfectly safe and give you an in-depth look at exactly what’s in the water you’re drinking. The most common type of testing we do is, of course, the Basic Potability Test, which ensures that the water you’re drinking is actually safe for human and animal consumption. There are, however, many other tests, including:
- A Coliform bacteria test – which checks for the presence of microorganisms in the water that are potentially hazardous to your health.
- Nitrate testing – This is a common contaminate found in groundwater. High concentrations can be dangerous, especially to small children.
- Ions – The presence of iron, manganese, sulphate, chloride, or sodium ions, to name just a few, can give your water a foul taste and make it virtually undrinkable, even if the potability test indicates that it’s safe.
- Sulfate testing – excess amounts of sulfate in your water can act as a laxative. This is one problem that you’ll definitely know about if you have it!
- Fluoride Testing – another of the more common Fairfax VA well water testing services we provide. Fluoride is an essential micronutrient but too much of it can lead to dental problems for you and your family.
Our recommendation is that you have your well tested on an annual basis to be sure nothing has changed in terms of your water supply. If you get your water from a shallow well, or a spring fed system, we recommend testing every six months as the water from those sources is more susceptible to outside influences.
As to the reasons why regular Fairfax VA well water testing is so important, there are four primary ones:
1) The first priority is, of course, to make sure your water supply is safe to consume.
2) Second, regular testing is your first line of defense if there’s a problem because it enables you to spot it and take corrective action while the issue is still in its formative stages.
3) Then there’s the matter of checking behind yourself if a problem was found previously. Further testing will reveal whether or not your solution was effective, or if additional corrective measures are needed.
4) Finally, testing over time allows you to build a profile of the composition of your water over the long term, which allows you to spot longer term trends.
All that to say, regular testing is essential. Give our office a call today, and we’ll get it taken care of.