Many Americans worry about the quality of their drinking water for good reason. Poor water quality means that drinking water tastes bad and cannot be cleaned well. Guardian Angel Inspections provides customers in South Florida with a full range of professional services, including water testing services. If you want to know exactly the type of well water quality at your residence, you can trust our team of specialists to provide you with answers.
How Does Water Testing Work?
When we provide our customers with our comprehensive water quality testing services, we use cutting-edge tools and methods to extract samples and then send them to a laboratory for extensive analysis. At Guardian Angel Inspections, we can quickly diagnose water quality problems and find out exactly what types of water quality problems your property has.
Many American homeowners are using hard water or water that contains high concentrations of mineral particles. Although most of these particles are harmless and some minerals are even beneficial to the human body, hard water can shorten the life of your water-based equipment by as much as 30%. Hard water may seem like a minor problem at first glance, but it can degrade the performance of washing machines, dishwashers, coffee makers, water heaters, and other water-based equipment.
Why Test My Water?
Whether the water comes from a well or through a municipal water supply line, it often contains much more contaminants than we see. Microscopic particles and pollutants can cause various problems in your home and in your body. If you have never tested your home’s well water supply, please don’t wait. It is better to err on the side of caution, and the nominal cost of well water quality testing will provide you with the information you need to decide whether to take action.
Should I Be Worried About My Water?
More than 15 million households obtain drinking water from private water wells that are not subject to EPA’s regulations protecting public drinking water systems. Globally, drinking water sources may still be affected by natural chemicals and minerals (such as arsenic, radon, etc). What’s more, local land-use practices, defective wastewater treatment systems, and other sources of contaminated private wells don’t just affect households supplied by the well. They also affect the neighboring households using the well’s aquifer.
The owners of private wells have the responsibility of ensuring that their water is not contaminated. Private wells should be inspected annually for mechanical problems, cleanliness, and the presence of coliforms, nitrates, and any other contaminants of local concern. Local health departments or well system professionals can help ensure high-quality water is delivered from existing wells or help locate and construct new wells in safer areas when needed.
What’s more, the presence of pollutants in water can cause health problems, including gastrointestinal diseases, reproductive problems, and neurological diseases. Babies, young children, pregnant women, the elderly, and people whose immune systems are compromised due to AIDS, chemotherapy, or transplantation drugs may be particularly vulnerable to certain pollutants.
Common Contaminants in Well Water
- E. Coli
- Hepatitis A
So, how do these contaminants get in your well water? Let’s use arsenic as an example.
Arsenic can enter water supply systems from natural deposits on the earth or industrial and agricultural pollution. It is generally believed that when the local water level drops significantly, naturally occurring arsenic will dissolve out of certain rock formations. Some organizations in the United States release thousands of pounds of arsenic to the environment every year.
Once arsenic is released, it will remain in the environment for quite some time. Moreover, arsenic is removed from the air by gradual precipitation, rain, and snow. Once it enters the ground or surface water, arsenic will slowly enter the groundwater. The high arsenic content in private wells may come from certain arsenic-containing fertilizers or industrial wastes used in the past. This may also indicate improper well construction or excessive use of fertilizers or herbicides in the past.
As you can see, the need for experienced and accurate well water testing in South Florida is an absolute must for homeowners.
Call Guardian Angel Inspections for Well Water Testing South Florida
Guardian Angel Inspections Inc. provides well water testing services and more to give you peace of mind. Maybe you are a current homeowner concerned about your water supply or a seller wanting to make sure that the water source is stable prior to listing. Whatever the case may be, the Guardian Angel Inspections team is ready to help you every step of the way. When you’re ready to discuss your home inspection needs, call (561) 512-7854.
The information in this blog post is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to be legal advice. You should not make a decision whether or not to contact an attorney based upon the information in this blog post. No attorney-client relationship is formed nor should any such relationship be implied. If you require legal advice, please consult with an attorney licensed to practice in your jurisdiction.