Water Quality test

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Rapid Test

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Water

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Ensure the purity of your drinking water with the comprehensive Water Quality Test from GetTested. This quick and convenient test scrutinizes a spectrum of factors—from pH levels and hydrogen sulfide to a range of metals, free chlorine, bacteria, chlorides, nitrates, nitrites, iron, copper, sulfate, to total chlorine content. It’s perfect for both well water and municipal supplies, providing you with a complete overview of your water’s condition right at home.

For those concerned about exposure to heavy metals, consider our Heavy Metal Test, which analyzes urine for various toxic metals, or our Hair Mineral Analysis, which assesses the levels of metals, toxic substances, and minerals in your hair, offering further insights into environmental exposure and nutritional status.

 

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What is measured in the Water Quality test?

pH Level
pH level in water is a measure of its acidity or alkalinity, expressed on a scale ranging from 0 to 14. Neutral water has a pH of 7, while values below 7 indicate acidity and values above 7 denote alkalinity. The pH level of water can significantly influence its chemical properties and interactions with pipes and other materials.
Hydrogen Sulfide
Hydrogen sulfide in water is a gas that produces a distinctive "rotten egg" odor, often noticeable even at low concentrations. It occurs naturally from the bacterial breakdown of organic matter in the absence of oxygen, as in swamps and sewers, or can result from industrial processes. In water, it can be problematic due to its smell, taste, and corrosive properties.
Water Metals
Water metals refer to various metallic elements that can be present in water, either dissolved or as suspended particles. Common examples include iron, copper, lead, arsenic, and mercury. These metals can originate from natural sources, like soil and rock formations, or from human activities, such as industrial discharges, plumbing systems, and agricultural runoff.
Free Chlorine
Free chlorine in water refers to the form of chlorine available for disinfection, typically used in water treatment to kill harmful bacteria and viruses. It's a powerful oxidizing agent, existing as hypochlorous acid (HOCl) or hypochlorite ion (OCl-) depending on the pH of the water. Free chlorine is crucial for maintaining water safety but must be carefully managed due to its reactive nature.
Bacteria
Bacteria in water refer to microscopic living organisms, which can range from harmless to pathogenic. While some bacteria are beneficial and essential for ecological balance, others can cause disease. Pathogenic bacteria in water sources can originate from sewage contamination, animal waste, or natural environmental sources, posing a significant public health risk if not properly managed.
Chloride
Chloride in water is an anion (negatively charged ion) consisting of chlorine atoms. It is a naturally occurring component of many water sources, originating from the dissolution of chloride salts in the Earth's crust, such as sodium chloride (table salt) and calcium chloride. Chloride is commonly found in both fresh and saltwater bodies, and its concentration can vary depending on geological and environmental factors.
Nitrates and Nitrites
Nitrates (NO3-) and nitrites (NO2-) in water are chemical compounds containing nitrogen and oxygen. They are forms of nitrogen that can be naturally present in water or result from human activities, such as agriculture and industrial processes. Elevated levels of nitrates and nitrites in water can be a concern due to their potential health effects and impact on water quality.
Iron
Iron is essential for making hemoglobin, a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen throughout the body. It's crucial for energy, brain function, and a strong immune system. Iron is in red meat, beans, fortified cereals, and leafy greens. Many, especially women and vegetarians, might need supplements. A lack of iron can lead to tiredness and weaken immunity.
Copper
Copper in water refers to the presence of the metallic element copper (Cu) dissolved in or suspended in water. Copper can enter water sources naturally through geological processes or from human activities, such as corrosion of copper pipes, industrial discharges, and mining operations. It is a water quality parameter that can impact both the quality of water and human health.
Sulfate
Sulfate in water refers to the presence of sulfate ions (SO4^2-) dissolved in water. Sulfate is a naturally occurring anion found in many water sources and can also result from human activities such as industrial processes, mining operations, and agricultural runoff. It is a common water quality parameter that can influence both the quality of water and potential environmental impacts.
Total Chlorine
Total chlorine in water refers to the combined concentration of both free chlorine and chlorine that has reacted with other substances, typically organic matter, ammonia, or other contaminants present in the water. It is a measure of the total chlorine available for disinfection and is important in water treatment to assess the effectiveness of chlorine in killing harmful microorganisms.

GetTested Water Quality Test: Safer and Purer Water

Assess your water quality with ease using GetTested's Water Quality Test, evaluating 14 key parameters to ensure every sip is pure and safe. From essential minerals to potential contaminants, this test provides a clear picture of your water's health in just minutes.

What Does the Water Analysis Measure?

The water quality test is a rapid assessment that delivers a comprehensive view of your water quality by measuring a variety of parameters:

  • pH Level: Indicates whether your water is acidic or alkaline, with a balanced pH being crucial for safe drinking water.
  • Hydrogen Sulfide: Its presence can negatively impact the taste and smell of water, making its measurement important for a pleasant water experience.
  • Water Metals: The test includes the analysis of metals such as cadmium, cobalt, mercury, nickel, and zinc. High levels can be harmful, making it important to monitor them to avoid health risks.
  • Free Chlorine: Ensures that water is adequately disinfected, maintaining its safety from harmful microorganisms.
  • Bacteria: Looks for coliform bacteria, including E. coli, indicating possible contamination and potential health risks.
  • Chloride: Monitored to prevent pipe corrosion and potential health issues.
  • Nitrates and Nitrites: Assessed to prevent overexposure, which can be particularly harmful to infants and young children.
  • Iron: Affects the color and taste of water and can stain laundry and porcelain.
  • Copper: Monitored to avoid toxicity and taste issues in water.
  • Sulfate: High levels can affect the taste of water and can impact bodily functions if unchecked.
  • Total Chlorine: Measures the overall chlorine levels, important for ensuring effective water disinfection.

Why Test Your Water?

To ensure the quality and purity of your water, regular testing is crucial whether you’re on a municipal supply or a well. Proactively testing helps detect any issues early and enables prompt action. This not only safeguards your health but also the longevity of your plumbing and household appliances, reducing risks and extending their lifespan.

If you suspect having been exposed to toxic substances, our tests can help. We offer a urine-based Heavy Metal Test and a Hair Mineral Analysis that together provide a detailed look at heavy metals, toxic substances, trace minerals, and minerals in your body.

Testing Process

The testing process is straightforward and quick. Dip the test strip in water and wait as directed. Then compare the strip to the color chart for an instant read on water quality.

With the GetTested Water Quality Test, you have a powerful tool at your disposal for monitoring and ensuring the quality of your drinking water. Regular use contributes to a healthier lifestyle and peace of mind knowing that your water is clean and safe.

FAQ

How is the Water Quality test carried out?

Our Water Quality test is a home test kit. After ordering, we will send you a kit with everything you need to perform the samples. Each tested parameter will be measured separately.

How quickly will I receive my results?

Most results are ready within seconds to minutes. Bacteria need 48 hours for the reaction to occur.

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  • Arnold
    Amazing test and so simple to use, also great value for money with the amount of tests you get.

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