WATER TEST – BURLINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS

WATER TEST IN BURLINGTON, MASS

          WATER TEST & ANALYSIS

ON-SITE WATER TEST IN BURLINGTON

A water test for certain items can be performed on-site with industry standard test kits and get reliable readings right at your home. Based on the results, a determination can be made whether or not a water filtration or water softening system is necessary to remove the unwanted minerals or contaminants. If so, options can be reviewed for selecting the preferred approach. The on-site water test can be performed for the following:

Hardness > Iron > pH > Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) > Chlorine

For a more complete water test and analysis, we recommend pulling proper water samples for testing at a certified laboratory.  In all cases, it is paramount that water testing be performed in order to determine whether or not a water filtration system or water softening system is necessary.

Water test in Burlington, MA

WATER TESTING

WATER TESTING REQUIRING A LABORATORY

For health related contaminants such as Arsenic, Radon, Lead, Bacteria, Nitrates or for more comprehensive testing, we can assist you by properly pulling water samples of the right amounts, including complying with required maximum holding periods, temperature, and other protocol.   From there, we can bring the samples to a certified lab for testing, which requires specialized analytical equipment and procedures.

We have Group 1, Group 2 and Group 3 testing levels (see link just below) or we can customize testing to your needs depending on your specific situation and reason for having your water tested. We can assist you in determining which water test to have done.  The contaminants tested for under each of the three Groups are identified in detail at the following link Water-Testing-Sheet-.  Testing water from a private well will require more extensive testing than water coming from a municipal supply which has already undergone a certain level of testing. If you are selling your home with a private well, your town’s Board of Health, the buyer’s home inspector or bank may dictate what must be tested for. We will assist you in determining which Group testing is right for you. Once the lab results become available, we can analyze the report, review it with you and determine if any action is required. If a water filtration or water softening system is required, we can review your options and determine the most effective approach for you.

For more information on when and how often you should pull a water test and related information, see the link at Water Testing link

PULLING YOUR OWN SAMPLES AND BRINGING THEM TO A LAB FOR WATER TESTING

If you’d prefer to take water samples and bring them to the lab yourself, we can direct you to the nearest one for instructions, etc. Once you get the results, we can analyze and review them with you.

Water test in Burlington, Ma

Water test in Burlington, Massachusetts

H2O Care is an established, Massachusetts full service water filtration and testing organization, originally formed in 1989, based in Middleton, MA on route 114 (259 South Main St.).  See our written and published articles in Water Technology Magazine by going to our website, http://h2ocare.wpengine.com and going to the publications tab at the top of the home page.  Contact us by email at [email protected] or by calling us at 978-777-8330.

WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION – BURLINGTON, MA

whole house water filtration systems Burlington, MA

              WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION SYSTEMS

Whole house water filtration systems come in various types and sizes to address the potential water quality issues experienced in well water and town water in Burlington, MA and other parts of New England. Both matching the right technology and sizing the system to meet the water usage demands of your home is key after analyzing water test results.  Additionally, a professionally plumbed system is critical as well as maintenance of the system throughout the years to optimize the useful life and proper functioning of your new equipment as it processes thousands of gallons of water every month.

While symptoms of water quality issues such as bad odors & taste, staining of laundry, bathroom fixtures, etc. are indicators of problems, the preferred starting point is to get a water test to identify the minerals or contaminants in the water and at what quantity they exist.  This will lead to an effective system recommendation and route to providing your home with excellent water quality.  While certain minerals & contaminants can be tested on-site, health threat items like radon in water, arsenic in water, nitrates and others should be properly sampled and brought to a certified laboratory for testing that requires specialized equipment.

WATER SOFTENERS FOR HARD WATER, IRON & MANGANESE

whole house water filtration system in Burlington, MA

WHOLE HOUSE WATER SOFTENING

A water softener is a type of whole house water filtration system that is designed for removing hard water minerals (magnesium & calcium) as well as dissolved iron and manganese from the water. Water is considered “hard” when water contains higher levels of dissolved calcium and magnesium. Hard water makes cleaning clothes more difficult, creates streaking on dishes and glasses, and makes cleaning your hair and skin well a challenge.  Hard water can also damage your home’s piping distribution system if not corrected.  Hard water makes it hard to clean. There are high efficiency filtration solutions that will condition your hard water by removing these hard water minerals through the proven ion exchange water softening process. For water with high levels of iron or manganese (“the stainers”), an “upflow” water softener is recommended to prevent mineral build-up in the bottom of the water softener.  Also, high efficiency water softeners that are more efficient with both water and salt usage are preferred.

WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION SYSTEMS FOR OTHER WATER QUALITY ISSUES

CHLORINE SMELL & TASTE IN WATERCHLORINE SMELL AND TASTE IN WATER in Burlington, MA

There are various objectionable smells and tastes that may present themselves in drinking water supplies, where from a private well or public water supply.  Homeowners on public water supplies often cite an objectionable chlorine smell & taste.  Chlorination is the process of adding chlorine to drinking water to disinfect it and kill germs. It is the most common method employed by cities and towns used for this purpose. While the chemical could be harmful in high doses, when it is properly added to water it mixes and results in low levels that kill germs but are still safe to drink. The dosing levels of chlorine may vary during the course of the year. During the summer months when the water heats up, the potential for increased bacterial activity typically is countered with higher doses of chlorine. Also, depending on where your home is in the distribution system, you may have a higher level of chlorine in your water if you live closer to the water treatment plant and less if you are farther downstream.

The smell and taste given off by highly chlorinated water can be very off putting. Who hasn’t lifted a water glass in a restaurant to a heavy whiff of chlorine? A carbon filter or carbon filtration system is very effective at removing this annoying water quality issue as well as some other bad odors and tastes.  For more detail on various types of odors & tastes with respective causes and whole house water filtration solutions, see the link at Bad Tastes & Odors in Water.

FISHY, MUSTY SMELL & TASTE IN WATERWHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION SYSTEMS FOR BAD SMELL IN WATER in Burlington, MA

If you’re noticing this bad odor in your water in the summertime, it is likely being caused by algae blooms. Lakes and reservoirs often see an increase in algae blooming on the surface of the water when there is plenty of warmth and direct sunlight. Although water treatment facilities remove the algae from the water, the particles that cause the fishy bad odor can sometimes be detected by people who are sensitive to musty or mildew like smells. The presence of these particles do not pose any direct threat to your health, but if you are on a public water supply, you may want to contact the water division of your town and get an explanation from them.

Another cause of this fishy bad smell may be the combination of chlorine and ammonia which together create a compound called Chloramine. This is often used to disinfect public water sources (as a substitute for chlorine) and can sometimes produce an unpleasant aroma in your water. Surface water sources, such as reservoirs contain organic matter that, when combined with chlorine at the water treatment plant, can cause by-product compounds called Trihalomethanes and Haloacetic Acids. These have proven to be a health threat, and as such, many towns have switched to Chloramine to avoid this. For more on Chloramine see the link at: EPA Chloramine.  Whole house water filtration systems will correct this annoying water quality issue.

ROTTEN EGG SMELL IN WATER

rotten egg smell in my water in Burlington

Rotten egg smell is a common water quality issue in the New England region usually caused by Hydrogen sulfide.  Hydrogen sulfide is a colorless gas that can exist naturally in groundwater. Sulfur-reducing bacteria present in groundwater use sulfur as an energy source to chemically change sulfates to hydrogen sulfide which releases a rotten egg smell in water. The bacteria use sulfur from decaying plants and other organic matter in oxygen-deficient environments. They can occur in deep or shallow wells, and reside in plumbing systems. Hydrogen sulfide can reveal itself in other ways too. Hot water heaters that have a magnesium rod used for corrosion control can chemically reduce sulfates to Hydrogen sulfide. Other than releasing a rotten egg smell in water, Hydrogen sulfide may be corrosive and can leach metals from plumbing systems into the water. The result of this corrosion of metals by Hydrogen sulfide can be a black precipitate that can stain laundry and bathroom fixtures, darken silverware, and discolor copper and brass utensils.  Also, at high levels, Hydrogen sulfide can pose serious health threats.  There are various technologies for removing this problem, depending on its level in your water.  Ozone, carbon filtration and aeration are some methods available.  For more on this topic, see the link at: OSHA H2S Link.

GASOLINE OR PETROCHEMICAL TYPE SMELL

SMELLY WATER in Burlington

If you notice a bad odor or taste in your water which is like diesel or petrol, there’s a quick check you can do to work out where it may be coming from. Pour a glass or water from the tap you’ve noticed the smell or taste from. Take this into another room if possible, or as far away from the tap itself. If the smell or taste disappears, this could mean there is a problem with the drain near the tap, it may not be connected properly. If the bad odor is still there it could be because there are petrochemicals around the area of your water pipes. You should check for any fuel leaks on your driveway or on the road near your property. It is also possible that leakage from a gasoline storage tank in the area is causing this, therefore you may want to contact your town to find out if they are aware of any situations that may have affected the well where you live. This leakage could have happened a long time ago and has begun finding its way into the aquifer supplying your well.  Depending on the water test and analysis, this water quality issue can be corrected with several technologies, including carbon filtration, oxidation and ozone.

POTENTIAL HEALTH THREATS IN WELL WATER

Other contaminants found in New England well water include Radon and Arsenic.  A water softener will not remove these health threat contaminants. Radon in water is safely removed with an aeration system that agitates the incoming well water, releasing the gas from the water in a sealed chamber. This gas is then safely vented to the outside ambient air.

Whole house water filtration for radon in water removal in Burlington

WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION FOR RADON

Arsenic in water can be removed at the point of entry into the home by installing whole house water filtration tanks filled with arsenic specific resin that captures the arsenic before it can get into the home’s water supply.  Point of use systems for drinking water can use reverse osmosis technology to effectively remove arsenic as well. Speak to a water treatment professional to decide which system is right for you.

Whole house water filtration to remove arsenic in water in Burlington

WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION FOR ARSENIC

In addition to the above systems described, there are many other types of systems to remove bad tastes & odors, sediment and many other objectionable minerals and contaminants in the water.  Starting with a water test will dictate the right approach.

Whole house water filtration system service van in Burlington

whole house water filtration in Burlington

H2O Care is an established full service water filtration and testing organization, originally formed in 1989, based in Middleton, MA at 259 South Main St. (Rte. 114).  See our written and published articles on common regional water problems in Water Technology Magazine by going to our website, http://h2ocare.wpengine.com and going to the publications photo on the home page or the tab at the top of the home page.  Contact us at [email protected] or call us at 800-539-1100.      Note: New Hudson, MA office opened in May, 2017 on Route 62 (439 Main St.). 
Whole house water filtration in Burlington, MA

    WATER FILTRATION SYSTEMS

ROTTEN EGG SMELL IN WATER – HAVERHILL, MASS

Rotten egg smell in water in Haverhill, MA

WATER FILTRATION FOR ROTTEN EGG SMELL IN WATER

ROTTEN EGG SMELL IN WATER

rotten egg smell in water Haverhill, ma

The most prevalent cause of rotten egg smell in water in this region is hydrogen sulfide.  Hydrogen sulfide is a colorless gas that can exist naturally in groundwater. Sulfur-reducing bacteria present in groundwater use sulfur as an energy source to chemically change sulfates to hydrogen sulfide which releases a rotten egg smell in water. The bacteria use sulfur from decaying plants and other organic matter in oxygen-deficient environments. They can occur in deep or shallow wells, and reside in plumbing systems. Hydrogen sulfide can reveal itself in other ways too. Hot water heaters that have a magnesium rod used for corrosion control can chemically reduce sulfates to hydrogen sulfide. Hydrogen sulfide also can enter surface water through springs as well.   It is most common in shale and sandstone. The occurrence of hydrogen sulfide gas has been associated with groundwater with low pH and/or groundwater with high levels of iron and/or manganese (typical water quality issues in New England).  Hydrogen sulfide has a pungent smell at low concentrations and most people can detect concentrations above 0.03 ppm. There is no Maximum Contaminant Level established by the United States EPA.

DOES HYDROGEN SULFIDE POSE A HEALTH RISK OR JUST AN AESTHETIC ISSUE?

Usually it is not a health risk at concentrations present in household water.  However, hydrogen sulfide gas is flammable and poisonous at high concentrations. Buildup of hydrogen sulfide concentrations in confined areas has been known to cause adverse health effects.

Bacteria in groundwater are responsible for most of the sulfide smells detected while sampling water wells. These are not often associated with high enough concentrations to be a health issue. In rare cases, sulfide presence may be due to sewage pollution. If you experience a hydrogen sulfide odor suddenly, consult with a water filtration system professional.

OTHER AFFECTS – Other than releasing a rotten egg smell in water, hydrogen sulfide is corrosive and can leach metals from plumbing systems into the water. The result of this corrosion of metals by hydrogen sulfide can be  a black precipitate that can stain laundry and bathroom fixtures, darken silverware, and discolor copper and brass utensils.

HOW TO GET RID OF THE ROTTEN EGG SMELL IN WATER

rotten egg smell in my water in Haverhill, MA

While there are a number of technologies available to remove the rotten egg smell in your water, it cannot be viewed in a vacuum.  The pH level, iron & manganese levels, as well as other contaminants present in the water must be evaluated for an effective, comprehensive solution to this issue.  Some of the technologies and systems that may be used include:

  • Ozone treatment creates a chemical reaction that precipitates sulfur. Ozone is effective for concentrations up to 10 ppm.
  • Oxidizing filters will work for concentrations up to 6 ppm. The filter contains sand with a manganese dioxide coating that changes hydrogen sulfide gas to tiny particles of sulfur that are trapped inside the filter.
  • Activated carbon filters can be effective when hydrogen sulfide is present in low levels (up to about 0.3 ppm). The hydrogen sulfide is absorbed onto the surface of the carbon particles. Filters require periodic replacement and can harbor sulfate-reducing bacteria
  • Shock chlorination of your well may reduce the hydrogen sulfide-producing bacteria. It’s most effective in water with a pH between 5 and 7 and ineffective in alkaline (higher pH) water.  An activated carbon filter may be necessary to remove residual chlorine or small amounts of remaining hydrogen sulfide.
  • Oxidation removes hydrogen sulfide concentrations exceeding 6 ppm. It can be done by aeration, chlorination, and potassium permanganate.
  • Water heater modification is necessary when hydrogen sulfide is causing an odor within the water heating system. Replacing the magnesium corrosion control rod with one made of aluminum or other metals usually improves the situation, however, you should check the manufacturer’s warranty on the water heater to make sure you aren’t voiding the warranty.

OTHER WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION SYSTEMS

There are different types and sizes of whole house water filtration systems available to address the various types of potential water quality issues experienced in Haverhill. Selecting the ones that address the water quality issues that have been identified and that you are concerned with is the task at hand.  Not only is matching the right technology important, but also sizing the system to meet the water usage demands of your home is very important.  Last, but not least, a professionally plumbed system is also critical as well as maintenance of the system throughout the years to optimize the useful life and proper functioning of your new equipment.

While symptoms of water quality issues such as bad odors & taste, staining of laundry, bathroom fixtures, etc. are indicators of problems, the preferred starting point is to get a water test to identify the minerals or contaminants in the water and at what quantity they exist.  This will lead to an effective system recommendation and route to providing your home with excellent water quality.  While certain minerals & contaminants can be tested on-site, health threat items like radon in water, arsenic in water, nitrates and others should be properly sampled and brought to a certified laboratory for testing that requires specialized equipment.

WATER SOFTENERS

remove rotten egg smell in Haverhill, MA

WHOLE HOUSE WATER SOFTENERS

A water softener is a type of whole house water filtration system that is designed for removing hard water minerals (magnesium & calcium) as well as dissolved iron and manganese from the water.  For water with high levels of iron or manganese (“the stainers”), an “up-flow”  water softener is recommended to prevent mineral build-up in the bottom of the water softener.  Also, high efficiency water softeners that are more efficient with both water and salt usage are preferred.

WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION FOR OTHER CONTAMINANTS

Other contaminants found in New England well water include Radon and Arsenic.  A water softener will not remove these health threat contaminants. Radon in water is safely removed with an aeration system that agitates the incoming well water, releasing the gas from the water in a sealed chamber. This gas is then safely vented to the outside ambient air.

remove rotten egg smell in water removal in HAVERHILL, MA

WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION FOR RADON

Arsenic in water can be removed at the point of entry into the home by installing tanks filled with arsenic specific resin that captures the arsenic before it can get into the home’s water supply.  Point of use systems for drinking water can use reverse osmosis technology to effectively remove arsenic as well. Speak to a water treatment professional to decide which system is right for you.

remove rotten egg smell in water in HAVERHILL, MA

WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION FOR ARSENIC

In addition to the above systems described, there are many other types of systems to remove bad tastes & odors, sediment and many other objectionable minerals and contaminants in the water.  Starting with a water test will dictate the right approach.  For more on other bad odors and tastes in water found in this region, see link at http://h2ocare.com/bad-odor-taste-water/.

Remove rotten egg smell from water in HAVERHILL, MA

 

rotten egg smell in water in Boxford, MA

H2O Care, Inc. is an established full service water filtration and testing organization, originally formed in 1989, based in Middleton, MA on route 114.  See our written and published articles in Water Technology Magazine by going to our website, http://h2ocare.wpengine.com and going to the publications tab at the top of the home page.  Contact us by email at [email protected] or call us at 800-539-1100.
whole house water filtration in Haverhill

WATER FILTRATION SYSTEMS

ROTTEN EGG SMELL IN WATER – WILMINGTON, MASS

Rotten egg smell in water in Wilmington, MA

WATER FILTRATION FOR ROTTEN EGG SMELL IN WATER

ROTTEN EGG SMELL IN WATER

rotten egg smell in water boxford, ma

The most prevalent cause of rotten egg smell in water in this region is hydrogen sulfide.  Hydrogen sulfide is a colorless gas that can exist naturally in groundwater. Sulfur-reducing bacteria present in groundwater use sulfur as an energy source to chemically change sulfates to hydrogen sulfide which releases a rotten egg smell in water. The bacteria use sulfur from decaying plants and other organic matter in oxygen-deficient environments. They can occur in deep or shallow wells, and reside in plumbing systems. Hydrogen sulfide can reveal itself in other ways too. Hot water heaters that have a magnesium rod used for corrosion control can chemically reduce sulfates to hydrogen sulfide. Hydrogen sulfide also can enter surface water through springs as well.   It is most common in shale and sandstone. The occurrence of hydrogen sulfide gas has been associated with groundwater with low pH and/or groundwater with high levels of iron and/or manganese (typical water quality issues in New England).  Hydrogen sulfide has a pungent smell at low concentrations and most people can detect concentrations above 0.03 ppm. There is no Maximum Contaminant Level established by the United States EPA.

DOES HYDROGEN SULFIDE POSE A HEALTH RISK OR JUST AN AESTHETIC ISSUE?

Usually it is not a health risk at concentrations present in household water.  However, hydrogen sulfide gas is flammable and poisonous at high concentrations. Buildup of hydrogen sulfide concentrations in confined areas has been known to cause adverse health effects.

Bacteria in groundwater are responsible for most of the sulfide smells detected while sampling water wells. These are not often associated with high enough concentrations to be a health issue. In rare cases, sulfide presence may be due to sewage pollution. If you experience a hydrogen sulfide odor suddenly, consult with a water filtration system professional.

OTHER AFFECTS – Other than releasing a rotten egg smell in water, hydrogen sulfide is corrosive and can leach metals from plumbing systems into the water. The result of this corrosion of metals by hydrogen sulfide can be  a black precipitate that can stain laundry and bathroom fixtures, darken silverware, and discolor copper and brass utensils.

GETTING RID OF THE ROTTEN EGG SMELL IN WATER

rotten egg smell in my water in Wilmington, MA

While there are a number of technologies available to remove the rotten egg smell in your water, it cannot be viewed in a vacuum.  The pH level, iron & manganese levels, as well as other contaminants present in the water must be evaluated for an effective, comprehensive solution to this issue.  Some of the technologies and systems that may be used include:

  • Ozone treatment creates a chemical reaction that precipitates sulfur. Ozone is effective for concentrations up to 10 ppm.
  • Oxidizing filters will work for concentrations up to 6 ppm. The filter contains sand with a manganese dioxide coating that changes hydrogen sulfide gas to tiny particles of sulfur that are trapped inside the filter.
  • Activated carbon filters can be effective when hydrogen sulfide is present in low levels (up to about 0.3 ppm). The hydrogen sulfide is absorbed onto the surface of the carbon particles. Filters require periodic replacement and can harbor sulfate-reducing bacteria
  • Shock chlorination of your well may reduce the hydrogen sulfide-producing bacteria. It’s most effective in water with a pH between 5 and 7 and ineffective in alkaline (higher pH) water.  An activated carbon filter may be necessary to remove residual chlorine or small amounts of remaining hydrogen sulfide.
  • Oxidation removes hydrogen sulfide concentrations exceeding 6 ppm. It can be done by aeration, chlorination, and potassium permanganate.
  • Water heater modification is necessary when hydrogen sulfide is causing an odor within the water heating system. Replacing the magnesium corrosion control rod with one made of aluminum or other metals usually improves the situation, however, you should check the manufacturer’s warranty on the water heater to make sure you aren’t voiding the warranty.

OTHER WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION SYSTEMS

There are different types and sizes of whole house water filtration systems available to address the various types of potential water quality issues experienced in Wilmington. Selecting the ones that address the water quality issues that have been identified and that you are concerned with is the task at hand.  Not only is matching the right technology important, but also sizing the system to meet the water usage demands of your home is very important.  Last, but not least, a professionally plumbed system is also critical as well as maintenance of the system throughout the years to optimize the useful life and proper functioning of your new equipment.

While symptoms of water quality issues such as bad odors & taste, staining of laundry, bathroom fixtures, etc. are indicators of problems, the preferred starting point is to get a water test to identify the minerals or contaminants in the water and at what quantity they exist.  This will lead to an effective system recommendation and route to providing your home with excellent water quality.  While certain minerals & contaminants can be tested on-site, health threat items like radon in water, arsenic in water, nitrates and others should be properly sampled and brought to a certified laboratory for testing that requires specialized equipment.

WATER SOFTENERS

remove rotten egg smell in Wilmington, MA

WHOLE HOUSE WATER SOFTENERS

A water softener is a type of whole house water filtration system that is designed for removing hard water minerals (magnesium & calcium) as well as dissolved iron and manganese from the water.  For water with high levels of iron or manganese (“the stainers”), an “up-flow”  water softener is recommended to prevent mineral build-up in the bottom of the water softener.  Also, high efficiency water softeners that are more efficient with both water and salt usage are preferred.

WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION FOR OTHER CONTAMINANTS

Other contaminants found in New England well water include Radon and Arsenic.  A water softener will not remove these health threat contaminants. Radon in water is safely removed with an aeration system that agitates the incoming well water, releasing the gas from the water in a sealed chamber. This gas is then safely vented to the outside ambient air.

remove rotten egg smell in water removal in Wilmington, MA

WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION FOR RADON

Arsenic in water can be removed at the point of entry into the home by installing tanks filled with arsenic specific resin that captures the arsenic before it can get into the home’s water supply.  Point of use systems for drinking water can use reverse osmosis technology to effectively remove arsenic as well. Speak to a water treatment professional to decide which system is right for you.

remove rotten egg smell in water in Wilmington, MA

WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION FOR ARSENIC

In addition to the above systems described, there are many other types of systems to remove bad tastes & odors, sediment and many other objectionable minerals and contaminants in the water.  Starting with a water test will dictate the right approach.  For more on other bad odors and tastes in water found in this region, see link at http://h2ocare.com/bad-odor-taste-water/.

Remove rotten egg smell from water in Wilmington, MA

 

rotten egg smell in water in Wilmington, MA

H2O Care, Inc. is an established full service water filtration and testing organization, originally formed in 1989, based in Middleton, MA on route 114.  See our written and published articles in Water Technology Magazine by going to our website, http://h2ocare.wpengine.com and going to the publications tab at the top of the home page.  Contact us by email at [email protected] or call us at 800-539-1100.
Rotten egg smell in water Wilmington, MA

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WATER TEST – WOBURN, MASSACHUSETTS

Water test in Woburn

                        WATER TEST

ON-SITE WATER TEST IN WOBURN

A water test for certain items can be performed on-site with industry standard test kits and get reliable readings right at your home. Based on the results, a determination can be made whether or not a water filtration or water softening system is necessary to remove the unwanted minerals or contaminants. If so, options can be reviewed for selecting the preferred approach. The on-site water test can be performed for the following:

Hardness > Iron > pH > Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) > Chlorine

For a more complete water test and analysis, we recommend pulling proper water samples for testing at a certified laboratory.  In all cases, it is paramount that water testing be performed in order to determine whether or not a water filtration system or water softening system is necessary.

Water testing Woburn, MA

      WATER TESTING

WATER TESTING THAT REQUIRES A LABORATORY

For health related contaminants such as Arsenic, Radon, Lead, Bacteria, Nitrates or for more comprehensive testing, we can assist you by properly pulling water samples of the right amounts, including complying with required maximum holding periods, temperature, and other protocol.   From there, we can bring the samples to a certified lab for testing, which requires specialized analytical equipment and procedures.

We have Group 1, Group 2 and Group 3 testing levels (see link just below) or we can customize testing to your needs depending on your specific situation and reason for having your water tested. We can assist you in determining which water test to have done.  The contaminants tested for under each of the three Groups are identified in detail at the following link Water-Testing-Sheet-.  Testing water from a private well will require more extensive testing than water coming from a municipal supply which has already undergone a certain level of testing. If you are selling your home with a private well, your town’s Board of Health, the buyer’s home inspector or bank may dictate what must be tested for. We will assist you in determining which Group testing is right for you. Once the lab results become available, we can analyze the report, review it with you and determine if any action is required. If a water filtration or water softening system is required, we can review your options and determine the most effective approach for you.

For more information on when and how often you should pull a water test and related information, see the link at Water Testing link

PULLING YOUR OWN SAMPLES AND BRINGING THEM TO A LAB FOR WATER TESTING

If you’d prefer to take water samples and bring them to the lab yourself, we can direct you to the nearest one for instructions, etc. Once you get the results, we can analyze and review them with you.

Water test in Woburn, Ma

Water test in Woburn, Massachusetts

H2O Care is an established, Massachusetts full service water filtration and testing organization, originally formed in 1989, based in Middleton, MA on route 114 (259 South Main St.).  See our written and published articles in Water Technology Magazine by going to our website, http://h2ocare.wpengine.com and going to the publications tab at the top of the home page.  Contact us by email at [email protected] or by calling us at 978-777-8330.
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