Home Water Quality Testing in the Triangle

Water Quality Testing in Triangle NCHaving safe, clean water is essential to your health, but how do you know if your home’s water is free of dangerous contaminants? Most contaminants, including bacteria, pollutants, and heavy metals, are odorless and colorless, so it’s impossible to tell if they are present in your water unless you have it tested annually. With home water quality testing in the Triangle from Rover Inspections, you can learn if your water is safe for you and your family. 

What Is a Home Water Quality Test?

A multi-panel water quality test doesn’t just detect the presence of contaminants in your water, it also shows the level of their presence in parts per million (ppm). While some presence of certain minerals and chemicals is harmless in small amounts, above a certain level, they can become dangerous. Our home water test provides an in-depth report of exactly what’s

    • Coliform bacteria: Microorganisms, such as e.coli, can cause gastrointestinal distress and other serious health problems.
    • pH Levels: This tells you how acidic or alkaline your water is. If the pH is too high, it could damage your pipes and even cause lead to seep into the water.
    • Nitrate: Commonly found in groundwater, this can be dangerous for infants.
    • Metals: This includes iron, manganese, copper, and lead that can stain clothes, cause odors, or, in the case of lead, cause severe neurological effects.
    • Minerals and Ions: This includes sodium, fluoride, and chloride, that can be unsafe in high quantities.
    • Sulfates: High levels can cause odors and even gastrointestinal distress. 
    • Volatile Organic Compounds: Industrial pollutants, fuel, benzene, and other chemicals can seep into the water system if refineries, factories, and other industrial centers located nearby and have unsafe practices.
    • Total Dissolved Solids: The total parts per million of inorganic substances that can affect taste, odor, and overall potable water quality. 

Who Should Have a Home Water Quality Test?

Because well water is not regulated or tested by a municipality, we recommend having a home water quality test performed annually. This will ensure that any instances of groundwater contamination, runoff, or septic leakage has not infiltrated your water supply. We also recommend water testing in the following circumstances:

  • Water Quality Testing in Triangle NCAny noticeable changes in the look, odor, or taste of your well water or municipal water;
  • If runoff, such as rainwater, has entered your well;
  • You replace or repair your well pump, pipes, or other part of the system;
  • There are known concerns with well water in the area or an alert is issued;
  • You are renting out a property and want to ensure the water is safe for tenants. 
  • Moving into a new or existing home that relies on well water. 

Testing Municipal Water

We are often asked if municipal water (ie: you receive your water from public lines into your home) should be tested, and often it’s not necessary. Municipal water must meet very stringent guidelines, and fortunately, Durham has some of the cleanest water in the country. However, if your home is equipped with lead pipes or you’re concerned that pollutants or contaminants on your property have entered your water lines, we can certainly test the water. 

Why Choose Us for Your Home Water Test?

At Rover Home Inspections, we are dedicated to empowering homeowners with the information they need to be safe and feel confident. When we run water quality tests in the Triangle, we take the utmost care to get precise, accurate results and use a comprehensive, multi-panel test that provides an in-depth, transparent look at your water quality. 

Once we have the results of your water test, we will sit down with you to explain what you need to know. Not only does this address areas of concern, such as high levels of bacteria, we will also discuss findings of metals, nitrates, and other contaminants that may be present, even if they aren’t in dangerous amounts. This will give you a baseline so if numbers go up in the future, you can trace the source of contamination. 

Our team is committed to providing the highest level of customer service. From our comprehensive testing to our easy-to-understand reporting, we want you to feel confident in our work and gain peace of mind that comes from getting accurate information.

Schedule Your Home Water Quality Test in the Triangle

Make sure your water is clean, safe, and healthy for your family. We provide home water quality testing in the Triangle area, including Raleigh, Durham, and Wake Forest. To learn more about our services or to schedule your test, call us today at 919-452-3263 or fill out our simple contact form to get started. 

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