Categories for Water Testing

Why Does the Water Smell in My House? Common Smells and Their Causes

March 10, 2022

If the water in your house smells bad, don’t ignore this potentially hazardous issue. Tap water that smells wrong can be harmful. The fact is that well water needs to be filtered, and foul-smelling water may be a sign that your filter isn’t working properly. Let’s take a closer look at the leading causes for water that doesn’t smell right so you know what kind of action you need to take to address it. Water smells like sewage If the scent of dirt, grime and human waste is in your water supply, you’ll probably hesitate before taking a sip. This... View Article

Everything You Need to Know About Testing Your Water Quality

January 20, 2022

If you get water from a municipal source, it’s consistently tested at the source. However, as water moves through aging infrastructure, it can pick up contaminants as it travels to your home. You should be testing water for quality regularly, as harmful bacteria and minerals could be hazardous to your family’s health. How should you test, and what should you look for? Here are some of the water testing basics you need to know. When to test your water You really should be testing your water as often as possible since you never know when your water quality could change.... View Article

Five Signs Your Well Water Is Contaminated

January 5, 2022

If you rely on well water to supply your home or business, you know that there can be complications from time to time. A lot of these problems simply don’t affect people who count on municipal systems for their water supply, but part of the appeal of having well water in the first place is the control over its quality and how you choose to treat it. That said, there are some instances where your well water could be contaminated, sometimes to an extent where it can pose a health risk to you and your family. As a result, it’s... View Article

North Carolinians: What’s in Your Water?

October 12, 2021

Have you ever wondered what’s in your tap or well water? Most of us assume that if water runs through a municipal tap line, it’s safe to use for cooking, drinking and bathing. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. One North Carolina resident started testing her water supply—and what she found will remind you why you need a water filter today. What are PFAS? PFAS stands for “per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances.” According to the EPA, this is “a group of man-made chemicals that includes PFOA, PFOS, GenX, and many other chemicals.” The problem with PFAS is that they are “very... View Article

What’s a Well Log and Why Do You Need One?

December 18, 2020

Many people can hardly remember what they had for breakfast this morning, let alone the last time they performed maintenance on their vehicle, went to the doctor or fertilized their garden. That’s why, for time-sensitive matters, it’s important to keep a log—especially when it comes to your well. Unless you have a mind like a steel trap, writing down important location, equipment and maintenance data is the key to keeping your well running smoothly all year long. Read on to learn about what a water well log is, and why you need one for your Pisgah Forest, NC home. What... View Article

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