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Water Testing & Inspection Services

Tap water quality in homes has become a growing, nationwide concern, and Oregon is no exception. Over recent years, there has been a growing awareness that what is coming out of a home’s faucet may not be as safe as once thought. There are many harmful substances that can enter a home’s water supply and contaminate the tap water. Water testing by a certified inspector is the only way to know if there are harmful contaminants in your home’s water supply.

Whether you’re in the market buying a new home, or have settled in a place for 30 years, water quality testing will give you the information needed to ensure that your water is safe.  Bend Water Testing will will provide you with valuable information needed to understand the quality of your water.  Knowing that your drinking water is free of contaminants offers peace of mind.  And if your water is in fact contaminated, then an immediate remediation plan will be critical. Our water quality testing experts serve residential customers throughout Central Oregon including Bend, Redmond, Prineville, Sisters, La Pine and the surrounding area.

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Why Test Your Water?

  • Purchasing a new home
  • Peace of mind for your family
  • Lender may require a water test prior to loan approval
  • Well is located downstream from a septic system
  • Use of lawn fertilizers, salt or de-icers near the well
  • Older home susceptible to lead pipes
  • Time for annual water quality test

Water Quality Testing

There’s many ways that water can be contaminated.  if the property is located in an agricultural area, the water should be tested for nitrates, and if the home is more than 30 years old, or if the plumbing pipes are joined with lead solder, then the water should also be tested for lead.  It is estimated the water supplied to almost 10 million homes in America runs through older lead supply pipes at some point in the delivery process. The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) requires water tests for bacteria, nitrates, nitrites and lead.  The EPA recommends annual testing of private wells for bacteria and nitrite/nitrate chemical contamination.  In addition, water should be tested every three years for sulfate, chloride, iron, manganese, lead, hardness and corrosion.

DEQ State of Oregon Water Testing

EPA Water Testing

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Reasons to Test Water More Often

  • Unexplained illnesses in the family
  • Pregnant or nursing household member
  • Neighbor has contaminated water
  • Sudden in taste, odor, color or clarity of the water
  • Dumping of chemicals, pesticides or fuels near your well
  • If any part of your well system has been replaced or repaired

Services: Well Water Testing, City Water Testing, Tap Water Quality Test, Home & Residential Water Quality Testing, Commercial Water Test

Elements to Test for: Bacteria, Copper, Chlorine, TDS, pH, Alkalinity, Lead, Nitrates, Nitrites, Sulfate, Chloride, Iron, Manganese, Corrosion

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