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March 26,2022

How to Test Water Quality

The quality of water you drink and use in your home impacts your health and plumbing fixtures. That's why it's important to test the water quality in your home to ensure it's safe for use. Whether you are connected to a public water supply or have your own water well, you can never be sure about its quality, unless you test it.

In this article, we will walk you through some of the benefits of testing water quality and the effective ways to test water quality in your home.

The following are some of the common ways to test water quality.

  • Use Test Strips

This is one of the simplest ways to test for specific chemicals in water. Test strips work by changing color, and then you compare the color changes on the test strip to a chart included in the kit. To test water quality using test strips, simply fill a test container with a water sample and dip a test strip in the container and swirl it. Wait for three minutes and take the strip out of the water and compare the strip to the color chart.

  • Use Color Disk Kits

You can use color disk kits to determine the concentration of certain chemicals in your water. Testing water quality with color disk kits is quite straightforward. Simply put a small amount of water in a plastic tube and add 2 to 3 drops of liquid reagent to the tube and observe how the color changes. However, this test is a bit complicated for a non-plumber because it involves several technicalities.

  • Digital Instruments

There are digital instruments such as electromechanical testers and luminescence testing devices that you can use to test your water. These instruments can be used to test water for bacteria, dissolved solids, and Ph levels. One of the advantages of handheld digital instruments is that they provide accurate results.

  • Professional Lab Tests

Lab tests use advanced water testing kits and equipment to perform thorough water analysis. This is arguably the most accurate method you can use to determine if your water is safe for use.

  • Call A Nearby Plumber

Experienced plumbers who offer water treatment and purification can help you test water quality in your home and give you an idea of what contaminants or chemicals are in your water.

Need Help with Testing Water Quality in Your Home? Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing Today

Testing water quality in your home helps you determine if there are any contaminants, chemicals, minerals, or metals in your water before you can fix it. Knowing the quality of water in your home will help you take proactive measures to make your water safe for use.

If you need help with testing water quality in your home or business, you rely on Mr. Rooter Plumbing to perform accurate tests. At Mr. Rooter Plumbing, we can help you test water quality in your home and install a reliable water treatment and purification system in your property.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment with our competent plumbers.

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