Testing for Well Water and City Water
Free Water Test
We would be happy to test your water for free if you would like to send us a sample. It would be helpful to know the water source. Such as whether you need a free water test for city water or a private well. You may have a spring or cistern as the water source. Whatever it is, that helps us to know which of our locations that you need to send a water sample to. If you need water tests or water testing for harmful bacteria or other harmful contaminants, you may need a paid water test. If all you are trying to do is determine your general water chemistry to decide how much hardness or iron and things like that are in the water, then the free testing is just fine for you.
Free water test samples can be sent to us in a plastic bottle with a plastic cap. This sample normally needs to be raw water. No water softeners or water filters or anything like that. The water needs to come directly from your private well or home city water source for the best water test. Rinse the bottle with raw water, do not use soap or other cleaners to clean the bottle. Soaps and cleaners can affect the accuracy of the water test. Fill the bottle until it is completely full. Put the cap on tight. Make sure no air remains in the bottle. It never hurts to over night the sample for the most accurate water test.
Call us at 1-800-684-0979 for our Lab's mailing address and further instructions, or to ask questions about what is the correct water test. We send different types of water tests to different labs we have across the country. It just depends on what you need to test for in order for us to know where it needs to go.
|COMMON FREE WATER TEST OPTIONS|
|Total Disolved Solids (TDS)|
To determine the proper water filters you need for most homes with private water wells, the only water testing required is: iron, pH, TDS, hardness and nitrates. You also need to know your flow rate for proper system sizing. You can determine your flow rate by following the instructions on our FAQs page under item #7. If you need to test for sulfur that is a paid test.
Paid Water Tests
We can do a water test for virtually ANYTHING in water. As a rule of thumb, if you tell us what you are looking for, we can test for it. If you do not see the particular item listed on this page that you wish to water test, please call us and one of our friendly water technicians can assist you. Please Note: If you live near a farming area, you may want to consider adding pesticide testing too. Almost everyone who has a well has either had, or needs to have an e-coli and coliform water test. These are two common harmful bacteria that almost every city and county require to have done before you can use a private well or get a loan. Some places need you to get a water test that includes other things such as arsenic or lead. Never worry because we have a water test for just about anything you could normally want to know about.
|PAID WATER TEST RESULTS|