Home Water Testing

A home water test kit helps you determine the level of microscopic bacteria and other contaminants in your drinking water, even if it appears clear.

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A home water test kit, water test strips, or a water metering system helps you test your drinking water for contaminants like arsenic, bacteria, nitrates, nitrites, or iron. Our water experts recommend testing home water at least once a year for municipal water users, twice a year for well water users, and four times a year for those with low immunities (HIV or chemotherapy patients). Even clean, great-tasting water may contain undetected contaminants. Harmful chemicals or bacteria in water cause diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headache, serious illness, and other health related issues.

Frequently asked questions: What do home water test kits test for? What are the different options for home water testing? How do water test strips work?

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Types of Home Water Testing

  • Arsenic Test Kits: Arsenic is an element that occurs naturally in the earth's crust and can be found in public and private water supplies.
  • Bacteria, Nitrate, & Nitrite Test Kits: Bacteria, Nitrate, Nitrite test kits that are laboratory certified to accurately detect the presence of coliform bacteria, including E. coli.
  • Photometer Systems: Photometers offer faster, safer, easier, and precise water testing, and have direct read capabilities for multiple parameters.
  • Total Hardness Test Kits: A simple and economical titration method to measure hardness in your water.
  • Water Test Strips: Quick and accurate test strips that measure for free chlorine, total and iron hardness, lead, nitrate, pH, pesticide, alkalinity, and copper.