The Importance of Testing Your Home Well Water
More than half of Maine homes get their drinking water from private wells. If you have one of those homes, you bear the responsibility for testing its safety and treating any hazards present.
You may think that because your water looks and tastes fine, it’s safe, but that’s no guarantee. Invisible and odorless bacteria, viruses, and hazardous chemicals can get into your water supply, making you and your family sick.
The fact is that according to Maine’s Division of Environmental and Community Health, 1 in 10 wells in Maine contain arsenic, a known carcinogen. Unfortunately, arsenic isn’t the only health hazard that can be found in private wells. Uranium and radon can also be present.
How Fontus Can Help
The experts at Fontus can test your private well for any of the common hazards. Simply give us a call or schedule a free water test.
We’re in it for the long-term
At Fontus, we’re passionate about water. We’re always reliable, always no hassle, and always ready to help. We’re not an install and disappear operation. Through testing, installation, and on-going maintenance, we ensure clean, pure water for your home or office.
How do I have my well water tested?
There are a couple different ways that you can have your Maine well water tested. For basic testing, we can perform an on-site analysis. For more comprehensive well water testing or hard-to-detect issues, we will take samples from your home and send them to (a Maine State certified lab) for complete testing. Learn more about the different types of well water testing.
Where can I get my well water tested in Maine?
As a Maine homeowner, you have a few different options for how to test your well water. The first option is to work with a water testing specialist like FONTUS. There are also DIY test kits you can use, and some home inspectors are able to run basic well water testing as well. To understand all of these options, and to determine what makes the most sense for your situation, click here to learn more about well water testing in Maine.
How long are well water tests good for?
Depending on what type of well water testing you’re having done, and/or what contaminants you need testing for, the results and efficacy of any installed solutions will last for varying lengths of time, usually 1-3 years. Learn more about how to stay safe with regular well water testing.
How much is it to get your Maine well water tested?
The cost of well water testing in Maine is based upon the kinds of tests you’re running, and how specific or in-depth that testing needs to be. Testing can run anywhere from $100 up to $300+ for more uncommon and complex scenarios. Learn more about the breakdown of water testing costs here.
The Fontus Triple Test Promise
We want all our customers to feel 100% satisfied with our systems, so we’ve created the Fontus Triple Test Promise.
We’ll test your home or business water supply for aesthetic issues, including hardness, iron, pH, etc. using an immediate-response test and make sure you understand all findings.
If needed, we’ll also send a water sample to the Maine State Certified Laboratory to confirm any findings and test for bacteria, viruses, and hazardous chemicals.
After your new system is in place, we’ll test your water supply again to make sure your problem is solved. It’s our way of helping you feel confident that your drinking water is safe and clean.