The Importance of Testing Your Home Well Water
More than half of Maine homes get their drinking water from private wells. If your home has a well, you bear the responsibility for your home well; it’s testing and treating safety hazards.
Well Water Testing makes the invisible, visible
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. Therefore, testing your water regularly is the only way to make the invisible and odorless contaminants visible.
For example, a common odorless and invisible water contaminant in Maine is Arsenic. Arsenic is a naturally accruing chemical found in some rocks and soil. According to Maine’s Division of Environmental and Community Health, 1 in 10 wells in Maine contains arsenic, a known carcinogen. Unfortunately, arsenic isn’t the only health hazard that can be found in private wells. In addition, uranium and radon are commonly found also. Above all, we can not stress enough the importance of testing your well water to truly “see” what is in your water.
How Fontus Can Help
The experts at Fontus can test your private well for any of the common hazards. Give Fontus a call; we’ll be right out to provide a free immediate-response water test.
What is a free immediate-response water test?
An immediate-response water test is a test done onsite, getting your results immediately. This test allows us to determine if there is iron, manganese, hardness, total dissolved solids (TDS), pH, alkalinity, salinity, copper present in your water. Before we leave, you’ll have your questions answered and, most importantly, a plan in hand to make sure your water is clean and pure.
Taking control of your water supply is easy. Schedule your free immediate-response water test today. Call (207) 856-0066 or email [email protected] to speak with the water treatment specialists at Fontus Water Treatment.
You Can Trust Fontus Water Treatment To Stay by Your Side
At Fontus, we’re passionate about water purity. We pride ourselves on being reliable, hassle-free, and always available. Most importantly, as the environment and your water change, we’re here to help evaluate your water. Through testing, installation, and maintenance, you can trust Fontus to 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.