Periodic water testing in Leesburg, VA is essential, whether you get your water from a spring or well on your property, or you draw it from some public source. For peace of mind and to minimize the risk of illness to yourself and members of your family, we recommend having the water you rely on tested on an annual basis.
Our water table is highly dynamic and ever-changing, and a lot can happen in a year’s time. It’s always better to be safe than sorry. Also bear in mind that right now, there are more than a thousand communities around the country with worse water problems than the one suffered by Flint, Michigan, which made headlines around the country.
Our water testing service in Leesburg, VA allow you to test for three different contaminants that pose a direct threat to your health. These are:
Nitrates – This is an especially important test if you live in an area that has a lot of agricultural activity. Modern agribusiness relies heavily on nitrates and they can easily make their way into your water supply. The results of this test will tell you if the level of nitrates in your water is a problem.
Total Coliform Bacteria – Coliform bacteria is one of the most common causes of gastrointestinal illnesses. If you or members of your family are experiencing chronic gastrointestinal issues, the water you’re drinking may be the culprit. This test will either confirm that or rule it out.
Consider this to be the standard water safety test and your go-to choice in most cases. Note that if the sample you send us fails this test, then we will automatically test further, for the presence of E-Coli bacteria.
And Lead – Lead was exactly what caused the problems with the water supply in Flint, Michigan. In their case, the lead was introduced by automotive plants in the area, but many older homes in our area may have lead in their water leaching in from older pipes inside the home itself. This test will tell you exactly what the lead levels in your water are.
It should also be noted that our water testing services in Leesburg, VA do more than simply identify potential health hazards in your water supply. There’s a big difference between water that’s safe to drink and water that is of high quality.
To that end, we offer a number of tests that will help you identify elements in the water you’re drinking that are reducing its overall quality. Knowing exactly what these factors are is the first step toward improving the quality of the water you’re drinking.
Whatever your reasons for wanting your water tested, we’ve got you covered. Give our office a call today.