Do you rely on a well on your property for your drinking water? Many homes in the area do, and the simple truth is that most people don’t spend a lot of time thinking about the water they’re drinking until and unless there’s an obvious problem. You notice if the taste or color changes markedly, but unless something like that happens, it’s usually not at the forefront of your mind.
Unfortunately, by the time a problem is bad enough to notice, it’s also bad enough to make you sick, so here’s a question: How long has it been since you last had your well tested? Do you know what’s in the water you’re drinking?
We recommend taking advantage of our Nokesville VA well water testing service at least once a year. If you get your water from a shallow well or a spring-fed source, we recommend testing every six months, since those water sources are more susceptible to contamination.
The first, most basic advantage to having your well water tested at regular intervals is, of course, to ensure it is safe, but there are other advantages besides. Here are a few:
1) Problems with your water supply can crop up unexpectedly. Testing at regular intervals allows you to get ahead of the curve and spot problems while they’re still small and before they get serious enough to put your family’s health at risk. It’s a matter of being proactive.
2) If you had a problem with your water supply in your past, and you took corrective action, how do you know if it worked? How do you know if more action is needed? Our Nokesville VA well water testing will settle the matter decisively, giving you greater peace of mind.
3) Regular testing also allows you to spot longer-term trends that you may not be able to spot otherwise.
Aside from testing for potability, our Nokesville VA well water testing service includes a variety of other options. Here are some examples:
- The coliform bacteria test – a variety of living organisms can find their way into your water supply, and some of them are harmful to human health. This test breaks it down for you, telling you what’s living in your water, and in what quantity.
- The total dissolved solids test – inorganic matter can also find its way into your water supply. This test will tell you what substances you’ve got in your well, and in what quantity.
- The fluoride test – Fluoride is actually good for you, but if the concentration is too high, it could lead to dental problems in the longer term.
Here’s the bottom line: Regular testing gives you peace of mind and advance warning if there’s a problem. Those are good things. Call us today if you’re overdue for having your well tested!