How Often Should You Test Your Well Water?
The frequency with which you should test your well water depends on a few factors. Typically, well water should be tested at least once a year, but if you’ve recently moved to a home that uses well water, or have noticed a strange taste or smell in your water, you could benefit from a water test. There are a number of contaminants that can be found in well water, including high amounts of iron or sulfur, as well as hardness minerals and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). It’s especially important to discover if you have hard water in your home or if there are VOCs in your water supply. VOCs, which can be present in ground water, can negatively impact your health, and water hardness can have many adverse effects, including:
- Making your washed clothes look faded and feel rough
- Clogging your pipes due to limescale buildup
- Leaving white residue on your bathroom fixtures
- Shortening the lifespan of your water-using appliances, such as your dishwasher
- Causing your hair to look dull and your skin to feel dry
If you’ve recently experienced any of the problems above, moved to a new home, or simply haven’t tested your well water this year, consider getting a complimentary in-home water hardness and drinking water test from RainSoft. Our water test, which is completely commitment-free, consists of one of our representatives visiting your home during a pre-scheduled date and time. The representative will then test a sample of your water right in your kitchen and give you your results within a few minutes. We’ll be happy to explain your results to you and, if any contaminants are found in your well water, make suggestions for the best products to treat your water.
Start the process of testing your well water by calling RainSoft today and scheduling your complimentary water test.