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Bacteria & Pathogens In Your Drinking Water

Not all microorganisms are created equal.  If your home has old galvanized plumbing Iron Bacteria can be present and if the subject property was or still is connected to a Lead Water Supply line chances are that some of the corrosion trapped in your galvanized plumbing system has trapped particles of lead.  Some of these microorganisms are corrosive and others are hazardous to your health.  Note to customer:  Most homes in Detroit and other municipalities with home built in the early 1900's to mid 1960's will most likely have Lead Water Supply Line coming from the Water Main in the street to your home.  

 

Color & Staining In Your Drinking Water

Decoding the color of the water or water stains in your home depend on the type of minerals that are dissolved in the water.  High levels of iron, for example, can cause red water stains, but low pH levels can lead to blue-green staining on copper fixtures and faucet aerators.  The different stain colors are almost always a sign of water quality issues.  Fortunately, there are certain water filters that can help prevent water staining.  The best water system for your home will address those specific concerns - whatever they may be.  From White Scale Buildup, Water Spots on Dishes and fixtures to yellow hues in every glass of water our tests are designed to provide you with the data you need to make the right decisions when it comes to your drinking water.

 

Deposits & Corrosion In Your Drinking Water

Decoding the color of the water or water stains in your home depend on the type of minerals that are dissolved in the water.  High levels of iron, for example, can cause red water stains, but low pH levels can lead to blue-green staining on copper fixtures and faucet aerators.  The different stain colors are almost always a sign of water quality issues.  Fortunately, there are certain water filters that can help prevent water staining.  The best water system for your home will address those specific concerns - whatever they may be.  From White Scale Buildup, Water Spots on Dishes and fixtures to yellow hues in every glass of water our tests are designed to provide you with the data you need to make the right decisions when it comes to your drinking water.

 

Pesticides & Herbicides In Your Drinking Water

Glyphosate is an herbicide that is regulated under the Safe Drinking Water Act. It is an ingredient in Roundup, a widely used herbicide, as well as more than 700 other products for sale in the United States.

While the United States classified glyphosate as non-carcinogenic when it was last reviewed in 1993, the World Health Organization published a study in March 2015 that indicates glyphosate is a probable carcinogen. Since the new study was released, there have been many questions asked regarding the safety of glyphosate. According to The Ecologist (June 12, 2015), several countries have banned or restricted use of the weed killer, including France, Columbia, Sri Lanka and El Salvador. In addition, many garden centers across the globe are pulling products that contain glyphosate off their shelves as a precautionary measure to protect customers. However, Roundup remains a staple herbicide in the United States.

 

Radioactive Contaminants In Your Drinking Water