Water Sample Test

Water test for private, public & municipal residential water supply systems

Water Test for Private & Public Water

Foundations Property Inspection’s Water test determines levels of bacteria in water supplied to homes by municipal water systems or wells. It’s generally assumed that water entering our indoor environments have low levels of bacteria. A Water test determines whether your water quality conforms to guidelines set by the Environmental Protection Agency and other agencies.

A FPI water test is recommended for personal property owners performing regular maintenance throughout Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Green, Indiana, Lawerence, Somerset, Washington, and surrounding PA counties. Water sources should be tested regularly for contaminants like bacteria, nitrates, and other substances known to be of local concern.

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Water Test for chemical contaminants

Test water quality for sulfate, chloride, iron, manganese, hardness, corrosion, and other harmful contaminants. Have you had a chemical or fuel spill or leak near your water supply? Test your well for chemical contaminants, such as volatile organic compounds. Foundations Property Inspections local Pittsburgh experts can tell you about possible impurities in your area.

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Public Water System Testing

When you turn on the tap, where does the water come from? If you pay a water bill, you are purchasing water from a public water system, where your water is monitored, tested and the results reported to the federal, state or tribal drinking water agencies responsible for making sure it meets the National Primary Drinking Water Standards. Your water company must notify you when contaminants are in the water they provide that may cause illness or other problems. Most people in the United States receive water from a community water system that provides its customers with an annual water quality report, also known as a Consumer Confidence Report. Normally, you will receive it with your water bill once a year in July. The report contains information on contaminants found, possible health effects, and the water’s source. If you do not receive a report, contact your water company for this information.

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Private Water Supply & testing

If your drinking water does not come from a public water system, or you get your drinking water from a household well, you alone are responsible for assuring that it is safe. For this reason, routine testing for a few of the most common contaminants is highly recommended. Even if you currently have a safe, pure water supply, regular testing can be valuable because it establishes a record of water quality. This record is helpful in solving any future problems and in obtaining compensation if someone damages your water supply.


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency you should get your water tested for bacteria and nitrates to protect your family’s health and your Pennsylvania home.

All households with pregnant or nursing an infant, senior family members, and unexplained illnesses should have their home water tested. Most importantly, if you notice a change in water taste, odor, color or clarity. Call Foundations Property Inspections to get your private, well, or public, municipal water supply tested.

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