Well Water Analysis & Testing in Silver Spring
Did you know that it’s recommended that your well water be tested once a year? While some water contaminants are immediately apparent, others can go undetected without professional testing services, increasing your risk of exposure. If your Silver Spring home relies on well water, and it’s been more than a year since your last analysis, you’ve come to the right place. The Water Doctor team provides the professional water testing services that homeowners need to ensure their home’s water supply is clean, fresh, and safe.
Why Do Silver Spring Homes Need Water Testing?
Many Silver Spring homeowners rely on well water as their main water supply. Because your well water supply is not coming from a township where regular testing is already in place, it’s up to you to ensure the safety of your drinking, bathing, and cooking water. While annual testing is recommended, the Water Doctor team also strongly recommends scheduling professional well water analysis if any of the following situations apply:
- Your water changes in taste, odor, or appearance.
- Your well has a history of contamination.
- You have an infant in the home relying on your water supply.
- You are purchasing a new home with a well in Silver Spring.
Contaminant Testing in Silver Spring
Not all contaminants look, taste, or smell the same. Some may be hiding in your water supply without you even knowing it. At Water Doctor, our team analyzes a broad range of possible well water contaminants to ensure we catch anything that may threaten your health or safety. Our testing services analyze:
- Heavy metals
Not only does Water Doctor offer the testing services to identify these harmful contaminants, but we also offer the solutions necessary for remedying the situation.
Whatever your well water needs may be, allow the Water Doctor to address them in no time by scheduling water analysis services in Silver Spring today!
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Schedule a Well Water Analysis in Silver Spring
If your Silver Spring home requires well water testing and analysis, Water Doctor has you covered. We have the experienced professionals necessary to not only identify the root cause of contamination in your home’s water supply but also provide the long-lasting solutions you need to ensure cleanliness and safety for your family.
Don’t compromise on the safety of your home’s drinking water. Contact Water Doctor in Silver Spring to schedule water testing services today!
Well Water Testing FAQs
How often should I have my Silver Spring home’s water tested?
Water Doctor recommends annual testing for anyone living in Silver Spring, MD whose home relies on well water as its main water supply. Additional testing may be required if you notice any changes to the smell, taste, or odor of your water; or if your well has a history of contamination. If you’re bringing an infant home, it’s also recommended that you schedule well water testing to ensure its safety.
What tests should be done on well water in Silver Spring?
Our team offers a broad range of water testing services, capable of catching many different contaminants that may be lurking in your home’s water supply. We recommend that Silver Spring residents relying on well water test once a year for total coliform bacteria, nitrates, total dissolved solids, and pH levels. However, if you suspect there may be other contaminants at play, the Water Doctor team offers the testing services necessary to catch these as well!
How do I know if my Silver Spring home’s well water is safe to drink?
The only way to know for sure if your home’s well water is safe to drink is by having it tested and certified by a laboratory through professional testing services. Many harmful things can be lurking in your home’s drinking water, including bacteria, parasites, and viruses — none of which are immediately obvious at the time of consumption.
Schedule water testing services for your Silver Spring home by contacting Water Doctor today!
If my water meets legal standards, is that good enough?
The regulations governing water quality can certainly serve as guidelines to get your water to a ‘good enough’ level, but they can be slow to adapt to new information about the effects of certain contaminants, and some contaminants are considered unhealthy in any amount even if certain levels are considered acceptable.
What are VOCs and why should I care about them being in my water?
VOC stands for volatile organic compound, a category of organic chemicals that are likely to emit gases off of solids and liquids. Breathing in a mix of organic chemicals of unknown origins is often bad for your health, with many VOCs implicated in respiratory illness, cancer, and other significant health problems. VOCs in high concentrations can also be a source of subtler health issues, such as poor mood, low sleep quality, etc.
What should I do if water analysis detects a problem?
Depending on what the specific problem our process detects involves, and where the problem is stemming from, filtration and purification technologies may be the easiest way to render your water safe and healthy to drink. Problems that can’t be purified, or which indicate a fundamental problem with your water supply or the pipes or systems delivering it, may require more extensive solutions, such as changing your water supply or replacing your home plumbing.
Will you know if the problem is inherent to the water or if it’s being contaminated along the way to my faucet?
The problems which stem from your actual well water at the source and the problems which develop somewhere between the aquifer and your faucet rarely overlap, so we should be able to access the likely culprit in your contamination with ease. In cases where there is a potential problem in assessing, more involved testing and inspection methods can help us pinpoint the exact details of your water quality issues.
What’s the most common well problem in Silver Spring?
The source of well contamination is typically more localized to your particular well than region-wide, except in the case of certain mineral contaminants like excess natural fluoride and certain heavy metals. You may live close to a source of organic contamination, i.e., fields with poorly managed runoff, which can contaminate your well water with bacteria from animal waste. Manufacturing and other processes involving heavy metals or even radiological materials can also be a source of trouble—as can poor management of septic systems, which can result in bacterial contamination or nitrate contamination.
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