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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