Basic Water Quality & Lead Testing

Hero Home Inspection offers some additional testing to insure your peace of mind.

TOTAL WATER QUALITY TESTING

Clean drinking water is essential for good health. Water experts advise testing the water you drink regularly.

WHAT IS TOTAL WATER QUALITY?

Water quality is determined by the amount of contaminants in your drinking water. Some contaminants are capable of causing a wide range of health problems. For this reason, it is very important to know the amount and kinds of contaminants that are in your drinking water. If the levels of contaminants in your water are below EPA guidelines, the water is considered safe to drink. At Hero Home Inspection we perform Water Quality testing using a PRO-LAB® Total Water Quality Test Kit.  If this indicates your water is hazardous to your health, you should not drink the water.

WHAT DOES IT TEST FOR?

PRO-LAB® Total Water Quality Test Kit will help you test your water for:

  • Bacteria
  • Lead
  • Pesticides
  • Total Alkalinity
  • Total Chlorine
  • Total Hardness
  • PH (Acidity)
  • Iron
  • Copper
  • Nitrates
  • Nitrites

WHERE DOES YOUR DRINKING WATER COME FROM?

Glass-Being-Filled-with-Tap-Water-160About half of our drinking water supply comes from surface water such as streams, rivers and lakes. The other half comes from water found underground. Both surface water and groundwater is used by 140,000 water utilities to supply water to 310 million people in the United States. More than one-third of Americans receive their drinking water from wells.

HOW DO YOU FIND OUT IF YOU HAVE A WATER QUALITY PROBLEM?

To find out if water is safe to drink, you must test. The PRO-LAB® Total Water Quality Test Kit is the most complete and accurate instant water test available to the consumer. The NON-TOXIC laboratory grade test strips provide quick and reliable results.

This service can be added to your Standard Home Inspection for $75.

BASIC LEAD TESTING

lead_paint1If a home was built before 1978, there is a good chance it has lead-based paint. In 1978, the federal government banned consumer uses of lead-containing paint, but some states banned it even earlier. Lead from paint, including lead-contaminated dust, is one of the most common causes of lead poisoning.

Hero Home Inspection can perform a basic lead test using a 3M Leadcheck Swab Testing in order to detect lead based paint.

This service can be added to your Standard Home Inspection for $75.

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