Water Quality Testing and Services
Healthy Home’s Water Quality Technicians maintain the ideals of Healthy Home: they see cleaner water as a means to a healthier home and life. As ethical members of the Florida Water Quality Association, we use tests at industry standard to assess the water quality levels and needs of your home whether you use municipal or underground well water sources. Additionally, for those with water conditioning systems already in use our technicians can analyze that your system is calibrated and properly conditioning water throughout your home. Our various water analyses are detailed below:
This test assesses presence of Calcium and Magnesium (hardness) in your water. Hardness level is identified in terms of grams per gallon (gpg) and is used to calibrate water systems. Those experiencing frequent soap curd or scum residues on fixtures, minimally effective cleaning products, or mineral build-up in plumbing may have a hardness problem.
Tests for chlorine are conducted with a standard Chlorimeter to produce readings in parts per million. Though chlorine is a regulated additive to municipal water it can be present at levels near 3 times that of a typical swimming pool and contribute to problems such as skin irritations and foul taste.
Reading of Total Dissolved Solids
Technicians utilize two means of showing the physical water contaminants present in a sample. First, a digital reading of Total Dissolved Solids with a TDS meter provides you with the concentration of dissolved solids that have reached your water. Second, a two stage chemical test is performed with a solution that separates non-water particles from the water sample so they are visible to the naked eye.
Well Water Contaminant Testing
Ground water sources and Well water (most present in rural areas) can present issues that are distinct from that of municipal water, such as sulfur, Iron, and ground bacteria. Our tests indicate presence of these contaminants and others that may cause well water problems like pungent smell, slime from bacterial iron, and discoloration.
pH Balance Analysis
pH balance is important in water quality testing to determine the acidity or the alkalinity your water. Acidic water can contain metal ions, stain laundry, and leave a blue-green staining in sinks. Alkali water constitutes “hard” water and can pose hardness issues mentioned above.
Cleaning Efficiency Analysis
Poor water quality is a major source of inefficiency when it comes to lathering or performance of cleaning products, such as laundry and dish detergent, or hand and body soap. The performance of your water, in terms of optimal cleansing potential, is assessed alongside properly conditioned water.