Well Water Testing Service Available
AAA Pump & Well has over 35 years experience performing water testing for homes and businesses in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin. As you may know, municipal water systems are regulated by the government and are conditioned to be free of dangerous bacteria and parasites. Unfortunately, private water systems that rely on a well are the responsibility of the property owner. As such its especially important to test your well if humans and animals use it for drinking water.
When Should You Test Your Well Water?
Bacteria is everywhere and most are harmless. Some bacteria, however, can cause serious health conditions in humans and animals. Your well should be tested annually. One of the major types of bacteria that we test for is Coliform. Coliform is a broad type of bacteria that infects the digestive tracts of animals and humans. If your laundry or plumbing fittings are starting to stain, your well needs to be tested for iron bacteria. If you are in a rural area, your well should also be annually tested for farming chemicals, nitrates and nitrites. Another type of water testing to consider checks for the E. Coli bacterial. These tests should be highly considered, especially if your septic system has had problems.
Reasons to have your water well tested
|Conditions or Nearby Activities:||Test for:|
|Recurring gastro-intestinal illness||Coliform bacteria|
|Household plumbing contains lead||pH, lead, copper|
|Radon in indoor air or region is radon rich||Radon|
|Corrosion of pipes, plumbing||Corrosion, pH, lead|
|Nearby areas of intensive agriculture||Nitrate, pesticides, coliform bacteria|
|Coal or other mining operations nearby||Metals, pH, corrosion|
|Gas drilling operations nearby||Chloride, sodium, barium, strontium|
|Dump, junkyard, landfill, factory, gas station, or dry-cleaning operation nearby||Volatile organic compounds, total dissolved solids, pH, sulfate, chloride, metals|
|Odor of gasoline or fuel oil, and near gas station or buried fuel tanks||Volatile organic compounds|
|Objectionable taste or smell||Hydrogen sulfide, corrosion, metals|
|Stained plumbing fixtures, laundry||Iron, copper, manganese|
|Salty taste and seawater, or a heavily salted roadway nearby||Chloride, total dissolved solids, sodium|
|Scaly residues, soaps don’t lather||Hardness|
|Rapid wear of water treatment equipment||pH, corrosion|
|Water softener needed to treat hardness||Manganese, iron|
|Water appears cloudy, frothy, or colored||Color, detergents|
The AAA Pump & Well – Well Testing Process
Prior to AAA Pump & Well conducting any water testing, we highly recommend having a well inspection and cleaning. By having a well inspection and cleaning we are reducing any chance of a false positive reading. In addition to false positives a dirty well can become a breeding ground for bacteria. Once bacterial test are completed an assessment can be made on what if any action needs to be taken.
If your well water tests positive for harmful bacteria or contaminants, then water treatment and conditioning is necessary. AAA Pump and Well will consult with you on the best water treatment product for your situation.
For Water Testing Services Call AAA Pump & Well Today:
Call (815) 675-9104 for service in the Spring Grove Illinois Area
Call (815) 344-3505 for service in the McHenry Illinois Area
Call (815) 459-5855 for service in the Crystal Lake Illinois Area
Call (847) 395-7867 for service in the Antioch Illinois Area
Call (847) 381-3060 for service in the Barrington Illinois Area