Are you concerned about the quality of your water? We can provide water testing to see if it is safe to drink, and also test it for purity. AmPro Inspections offers water quality testing and water well testing in Colorado Springs, Denver, and Pueblo CO.
Old pipes, bad plumbing, contaminated well, and other problems within a home can adversely affect the quality of drinking water. In some circumstances, diminished water quality can even present a possible health risk. A satisfactory water test is also required for almost all home loan approvals.
We work directly with the Public Health department to ensure your homes water source is potable. We test your water for safety in order to determine whether or not it’s pure, and also determine if it is safe to drink. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency provides regulations for safe drinking water. For example, we can test for harmful levels of lead in the water and get you results within 28 days.
At AmPro Inspections, we use industry-grade specialized test equipment. This equipment is much more accurate and thorough than home water testing products. With our advanced testing methods, we can confidently test for:
- bacterias such as E Coli and Coliforms
- lead levels
- inorganic anions
- flouride and other agents
- nitrate levels
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NOTE: we do not perform water testing on Fridays or weekends.
Think about how important your home’s water is to your health and daily needs. Whether it is washing produce, doing laundry, or just grabbing a cold glass of water on a hot day, water is essential. This is why it is so important to test the quality of water to have a full understanding of what you and your family are consuming and using daily. At times you may be able to taste, smell, or see that there is something just not right about your home’s water supply. These are signs that there may likely be contaminants or impurities in the water.
What Is a Water Quality Test?
A water quality test is a highly specialized test that checks your home or potential new home’s water supply for safety. Home inspectors offer water quality tests as part of a standard home inspection or usually as a one-off service if you suspect your water should undergo testing. The test is fairly simple and looks for a wide variety of contaminants and pollutants. The test is standard when you are in the process of buying a new home and is also recommended to be completed every three years for the basic safety of your water supply.
A water quality test looks for harmful contaminants like chlorine, lead, and bacteria. It also looks for chemical imbalances in your home’s water supply like potentially harmful pH levels or water hardness.
What Is a Water Well Test?
If your home uses well water, it is especially important to ensure the quality of the water. Well water can be more susceptible to contaminants than “city” water due to the potential of impurities leaking into the ground that then enters the well water reserve. A well water test is similar to other home water tests but looks for additional elements specific to wells like ground pollutants and pesticides. Well water testing is recommended annually, rather than every 3 years.
In addition to issues with your water making it unsuitable for consumption, testing well water is also important for your home. For example, acidic water can strip away at your home’s pipes and overall plumbing system. It can also leave deposits that build up over time.
Why Is It Important to Do a Water Well Quality Test?
A water well quality test is extremely important because due to the volume of water consumed for drinking and other household activities, it is one of the simplest things you can do to keep the water you use safe for you and your family. No water source is completely free of minor imbalances or impurities. The Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974 set nationwide standards for the safety level of water required to be provided for consumption. The initial testing is done at water system plants that filter and treat the water provided to homes and buildings. However, like all testing, there can be potential for failure or missed steps. Water well testing is an important responsibility as a homeowner to make sure your water is safe and reliable.
What Can Water Testing Reveal?
Water testing is essential to ensure you and those in your home are consuming and using water that is safe from possible contaminants and pollutants.
Some of the things a water test may find that can negatively affect your water include:
- high or low fluoride levels
- water hardness levels
- unsafe water pH level that can mean water is acidic or overly-alkaline
- unsafe bacteria like E. coli or coliform
- High levels of chlorine
- unsafe levels of nitrates or specifically harmful nitrates from things like fertilizers or pesticides
- High amounts of copper
- lead or other heavy metal contamination
- unsafe minerals like iron, mercury, radium, or arsenic
When Is a Water Quality and Water Well Test Needed?
A water quality and water well test for your home is initially completed during a home inspection prior to you buying a new home. After that, a water test is recommended every 3 years or if you suspect any potential issues. If you use well water it is recommended that you test annually or if you notice any changes in smell, taste, or color. Additionally, if there has been any type of chemical spill, fuel spill, or overly-invasive construction project that could cause a leak in your water supply, you may likely want to get your water tested again.
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