Although many homes in New Hampshire share similar quality issues, no two homes’ water are the same. There are many different factors that contribute to what kinds of contaminants might be in your water, and the only way to know for sure is to have it tested by a professional. Today we’re going to talk about why it’s important for every homeowner to have their water tested and the two different water testing services offered by McBride’s!
What is water quality testing?
During a water quality test, a professional will come to your home and take samples of the water that comes out of your taps. These samples will be tested for concentration levels of a variety of common water contaminants. After the test is complete, you’ll be provided with a report of exactly what contaminants are in your home’s water and at what levels.
Why is it important for every homeowner to have their water tested?
If you get your water from the city, you might be wondering why you would want to test your water if that’s already being done by the EPA. Although the EPA tests for some contaminants in the water that leaves water treatment plants, it does not do a comprehensive test and their testing is not individualized to your specific home. Water can pick up many different contaminants after it leaves a water treatment plant, so the only way to know what’s in your water is to test it at the point that it leaves your taps.
If you get your water from a private well, the EPA does not test your water. Instead, you are responsible for testing and treating your water, which makes a professional water analysis all the more important.
No matter where you get your water from, testing is essential for two reasons. First, it keeps you informed about your home’s water quality. Even if your tests come back with no significant quality issues, at least you’ll have the peace of mind of knowing for sure. Second, testing your water is the first step toward choosing the right water filtration system for your home. By knowing what is in your water, you can better make decisions about how it should be treated.
What are the water quality testing services offered by McBride’s?
McBride’s offers two different water quality testing services. Our standard test is absolutely free to any New Hampshire homeowners, and it measures for the following contaminants:
- pH levels
- Hardness minerals
- Total dissolved solids (TDS)
Our free test is a great way to get a general knowledge of what’s in your water, but our comprehensive test will provide you with even more details. Our comprehensive test is a New Hampshire State certified laboratory test that will test your water for the contaminants above as well as the following additional contaminants:
- Total coliform bacteria
- E. coli
Our comprehensive test is the best way to identify exactly what’s in your home’s water. With this knowledge in hand, it will be easy to choose the right filtration system to tackle your home’s specific quality issues.
If you have any questions about water testing, or if you’d like a water system serviced or installed in your home, contact McBride’s Water Advantage, your water softener and water filtration system dealer in Epsom, New Hampshire. We provide service all over New Hampshire, including towns like Hooksett, Barrington and Dover, NH.
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