With spring finally arriving here in Minnesota, you are likely putting together your annual spring cleaning to-do list. But are you forgetting one major task that can have a huge impact on the overall health of your family? Water testing is an essential task that should be performed regularly in order to ensure the quality of your well water. All private wells use ground water, and more than 15 million households have private wells. Polluted groundwater can cause problems like gastrointestinal illness and other issues. This underscores the need to have regular water testing done to make sure no one in your home gets sick from contaminated well water. As the experts in water testing for Minneapolis, we would like to tell you more about it and what makes it an essential part of your spring cleaning to-do list.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates public drinking water systems, but they do not regulate privately owned wells. As such, those who have a private well should have their well water regularly tested to ensure there are no harmful toxins or contaminants and that the water is safe to drink.
Because chemicals occurring naturally—arsenic, boron and selenium all affect the quality of groundwater, you will want to test your water annually to ensure its cleanliness as well as to prevent the need for well repair. Something else to keep in mind is that you should have water testing performed by a professional water well drilling company like Hartmann. By having your well inspected regularly by seasoned professionals, you can also prevent larger problems down the line.
We can inspect your well for any necessary water well repair. We will perform a flow test to determine the system’s output, we will check the water levels before and during pumping and we will check the pump motor, among other tasks. There are several things you can do between inspections to help ensure the safety of your well and well water.
New well? We will test the water right after the well installation and you should have your well water tested at least once a year to ensure there are no problems.
So make spring cleaning your reminder to schedule water testing! Do you want more information on water testing in Minneapolis? Call us at Hartmann Well Drilling at 952-758-2202, or you can contact us and get a Free Estimate.