Testing Your Tap Water for Bacteria
Water contamination is something that affects millions of Americans every day. Unfortunately, most people know very little about their water because it comes from the tap and has been tested by the government. While the government does a great job at testing our drinking water for harmful contaminants, these tests are designed to find pollutants like E. Coli or other bacteria that may be present in your local area’s water supply.
This showing up means they examine whether there are traces of chemicals or bacteria that can make somebody sick in your local drinking water supply. However, they do not necessarily test for all possible contaminants out there right now! You can use our expert services provided by our certified professionals to test your home or business plumbing systems for sources of bacterial contamination, such as Legionella Pneumophila (which causes Legionnaires’ disease) or Staphylococcus Aureus (which causes staph infections). Using our services will help you save money.
Test your Water Regularly
It’s a good idea to test your water at least once a year. You may want to try more often if you or anyone in your household has a compromised immune system or if you live in an area where the water is known to be contaminated (for example, some parts of the Midwest). Testing can be done yourself, using kits available online and at most hardware stores; it’s also possible to hire one of our professionals for this service, who will come out and take samples from your home.
The testing frequency depends on the type of system you have and any risk factors that may be present. For example, if there is an active animal farm nearby or you live in an area with high microbial contamination (e.g., near a sewage lagoon), testing should happen more frequently than once yearly.
Suppose you are concerned about a specific bacteria (e.g., E. coli or Legionella). In that case, it is recommended that tap water be tested to ensure these do not exist in your home’s drinking supply regularly. Monthly or quarterly tests depend on what type of risk factors live for your household and how often the contamination can occur in nature (e.g., seasonal flooding).
Cold & Flu Season–
If you want to test your tap water, now is an ideal time. The winter and early spring months are typically the cold and flu season in North America. As a result, our immune systems are weakened, making it easier for viruses to enter our bodies. Unfortunately, this means you may be exposed to more contaminants in your drinking water than at any other point.
Use our trained professionals at Accurate Drilling to test for Bacteria!
If you are concerned about the safety of your tap water, it’s best to use a trained professional or company to test it. They should be able to do the testing quickly and explain what the results mean. You can also ask for references from other customers who have used their services.
Consider testing with more than just one professional or company–it is important to note that the methods used by different companies vary. Some use more than one method, while others focus on a single approach. This can mean that your water sample will be tested using different techniques and may yield different results depending on how many tests were performed.
It would be best if you considered getting more than one opinion before making any permanent decisions about your water supplies to help ensure that you are making an informed decision based on all available information.