Water Tests Performed by an Independent Laboratory
What’s in your water? Unlike the Capital One television commercial “what’s in your wallet?” the best answer to “what’s in your water?” is “nothing.”
Radon water testing is important because its gas adds to the overall radon air levels in the home. Experts agree that high levels of radon may contribute to lung cancer. Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s) and other contaminants like arsenic also pose a health risk when levels exceed EPA standards.
Water is a very efficient conduit, carrying sediment, minerals, and even gases on its journey into your drinking water supply and ultimately out the faucets in your home. While some water quality impurities are obvious – like iron or “hard” water – it is virtually impossible to detect what’s in your water without a comprehensive water test. In fact, the most dangerous compounds commonly found in drinking water cannot be seen or tasted. We have gone into extensive detail on this website about what may be in your water and solutions to the most common drinking water problems you may have.
The only way to know for sure what’s in your water is to have the water tested. This is especially true for radon water testing since radon exposure is linked to lung cancer. If your water comes from a public supply, it must comply with EPA drinking-water standards. Public water suppliers are required to publish an annual report. Private wells are not regulated by the EPA. It is the responsibility of the property owner to test their own water.
Independent testing. Since the water treatment system we install in your home depends on an accurate water test, Absolute Water System chooses to use Nelson Labs – a certified, independent laboratory that follows strict EPA guidelines for water analysis. From this report, we will customize and design the ideal water treatment system for your home.
You may obtain your own water test, or we can do it for you. After collecting the water samples and submitting them to the lab, you can expect results back within five days. For radon water testing, be sure to follow the lab’s water collection instructions to ensure accurate test results.
Water Testing Packages
If you order any of the packages listed below, and a water test result parameter exceeds the accepted contaminate levels, we will quote you a water system to correct the problem. The full cost of the water testing will be credited back should you decide to go with our water treatment recommendations.
|Absolute Favorite Water Test |
• Chloride testing
• Water Hardness
• Nitrate/ Nitrogen
|Absolute Complete Water Test
Includes Absolute Favorite Package, plus:
Specialized Water Tests
• Uranium -- add $50.00
• VOC's -- add $175.00