Water Testing Services in CT
If you have just shifted to a new location after buying a house, it is not necessary that the water quality will be as good as the previous one. We at Anchor Home Inspection, LLC offer water testing in Connecticut. Water when untreated may contain a number of hazardous components. Public water supplies have a higher probability of being contaminated. Even if the water supply is safe, there might still be chances of contamination in the distribution system.
Testing Water Quality
Although the water that is supplied to us by a large municipal water system is safe, there still exists a chance of the presence of coliform bacteria and other minerals in an excess amount. The water quality should be tested for the presence of nitrite and nitrate compounds if the property is an agricultural area. There are also chances of excess lead in the water as old water supply pipes are joined with lead solder. The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) requires water tests for bacteria, nitrates, nitrites, and lead.
There can be several reasons for getting a water test.
- To check the presence of coliform bacteria
- To check the level of minerals in the water
- To check the presence of lead
- To check the presence of nitrate and nitrite compounds
- To check water quality the well water for the presence of fertilizers, salts, or de-icers.
- To get loan approval by the lender.
There are certain situations in which testing the water quality becomes essential more than once a year:
- If a member of the family is pregnant
- If the family is suffering from an unexplained illness
- If the clarity, taste, smell, or color of the water changes
- If the neighbor’s water system is found contaminated
- If any part of the water system has been replaced or repaired.
Our services to you
The professionals at anchor home inspections are well aware of the problems that can be caused due to poor water quality. They perform various water tests to check the presence of coliform bacteria, lead, nitrates, and nitrites. The water taken for sampling is usually from the tank directly or from the faucets that are used regularly. Our inspectors use different sampling techniques and specific protocols for testing water in different ways.
We also offer several additional home inspection services:
Before you invest in a home, it’s a wise move to make sure that there isn’t any wood-destroying insect or termite damage, which could end up costing you far more than you counted on. This inspection will thoroughly examine a home’s interior and exterior structure for existing termite damage and any signs of termites actively nesting inside the home.
Putting a home on the market without first having it professionally inspected could be a huge detriment to your ability to get the most from your investment. For this inspection, we’ll thoroughly inspect a home prior to it being listed. This will facilitate an opportunity for any issues to be corrected well in advance of a buyer’s inspection and will give you a chance to establish good, productive communication with prospective buyers at the onset of negotiations.
This inspection is designed to give a new homeowner confidence with the quality of their investment before it’s time to start moving in. We’ll arrive prior to the builder’s final walkthrough to perform a detailed assessment of the home’s condition, informing you of any issues that we encounter so that necessary repairs can be arranged with the contractors.
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Anchor Home Inspection, LLC offers mold testing services that tells you the type and concentration of toxic mold.