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.
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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.
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