When you call for your water to be tested, we test for several things on site to give you an accurate analysis of your water quality. However, bacteria and other contaminants such as lead cannot be tested on site. It must be tested by a laboratory. King Pure Water uses a State Certified Lab to do all our bacteria and contaminant testing.
Calcium/Hardness is tested on site, gives you an accurate grains per gallon of hardness your water contains. Calcium, when heated, can return to its solid state creating a problem for your water heater.
Iron levels are taken. This is on a Parts Per Million Scale. Low levels of iron will cause the orange staining of sinks, tubs or cause your clothes to become discolored.
PH, Dissolved Solids, Chlorine, Sulfur
PH Levels are important to your safety in the consumption of your water. The magic number in PH Levels is 7, that is your neutral. If your PH level is below 7, water will become acidic potentially causing problems with your plumbing and possibly your health. If you have a PH level above 7 you are more on the alkaline level which has a positive affect on your health.
Total Dissolved Solids/TDS is a measure of the combined total of organic and inorganic substances contained in a liquid. This includes anything present in water other than the pure H20 molecules. These solids are primarily minerals, salts and organic matter that can be a general indicator of water quality. There is also a magic number for TDS. 500 or above is non-potable water for human consumption.
Chlorine will be tested if you are on a municipal water supply. It is used to treat any bacteria that could potentially get in the water lines from the water department to your home. Chlorine is a drying agent and causes the rubber parts of the plumbing to break and leak. It will also cause your skin and hair to dry out.
Sulfur is easily detected due to its odor. It gives off a rotten egg smell. It is not harmful to you but it very displeasing to smell and taste.