Steve Collier: Owner/Inspector

NYS Inspector License: 16000071634

E: Steve.Collier@Collierhomeinspection.com

P: 845-380-0074

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WATER QUALITY TESTING

 

THE WATER YOU DRINK MAY LOOK CLEAN, BUT DO YOU KNOW WHAT’S IN IT?

 

Your water might originate from a clean source, but in some cases that water has to travel through many miles of pipes before reaching your home. Some of these pipes may be very old, corroded and leaky. Ground water can enter these pipes adding any number of contaminants. Any home built prior to 1990 probably has water pipes joined with lead based solder. In certain circumstances, the lead from that solder can get into your water supply. If you are on a municipal water supply, take a look at your last water bill. In several communities the following warning is printed on the water bill:

“SOME HOMES IN THE COMMUNITY HAVE ELEVATED LEAD LEVELS IN THEIR DRINKING WATER. LEAD CAN POSE A SIGNIFICANT RISK TO YOUR HEALTH. PLEASE READ THE ENCLOSED NOTICE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.”

 

WHICH WATER TEST IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

 

Is your water source near a lake or pond?

Is your water source within 10 miles of any of the following: Dry cleaning business, metal processing companies, mining operations, industries, farming or landfills? Is your water source within 1 mile of any of the following? Gas stations, cemeteries more than 100 years old, salt water shoreline, highway salt storage. 

Let us know, and we will suggest the right test for you.