Why Testing Tap Water is Important
We use tap water everyday; from washing our hands, cleaning our fresh fruits and vegetables, to preparing bottles for babies, we are constantly using our home tap water. But, have you ever thought about what is in that tap water and if it’s safe for your family? Chances are, it could have slipped your mind. This is why tap water testing is a great option for your home.
If you fill up a glass of water right now, chances are you’re going to see water that looks clean. Just because tap water looks clean, does not mean that it is clean. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is in charge of keeping our water safe. However, these policies and stipulations have not been updated in decades.
Since then, our science has improved so much that we know more about these contaminants now than we did then. Not to mention, our piping systems have aged since then as well, bringing in the potential for more contaminants to reach our water systems. Companies like the Environmental Working Group (EWG) have created their own guide for water safety standards.
Knowing this, maybe you should put the glass of water down and schedule a free water test with us. That way, you know that the water you drink is the safest water possible.
How To Schedule Free Tap Water Testing With ONIT
Scheduling a free tap water testing appointment takes less time than reading this article.
Learning about what is in your water has never been easier, thanks to ONIT. You can either call us at 1-833-433-0331, or you can simply fill out your information here, and we can get back to you on scheduling an appointment.
Do You Need To Prep Anything Beforehand?
The only thing that we need from you is a water source. We like to set up in your kitchen, so just make sure that the kitchen sink is accessible for testing.
How Tap Water Testing Works
For tap water testing, our ONIT specialist will come straight to your home. The water technician will set up in the kitchen area and take water from your kitchen sink. The specialist will take a sample of your water and do the test right there. They will share details of the water treatment process while waiting on your results. While the test may be at your home, you should be confident that we are providing you with the most thorough, at home water testing available.
We test for these contaminants:
Arsenic: this chemical is linked to thousands of cancer diagnoses every year.
Bromine: eye and throat irritant.
Chlorine: cancer and heart disease. Can be absorbed through drinking and showering.
Hardness: hard water can cause itchy, splotchy marks on the skin.
Heavy Metals: can lead to cancer and organ damage
Hexavalent Chromium: linked to lung cancer
Hydrogen Sulfide: Makes your water smell like rotten eggs, poisonous at high levels.
Nitrates: oxygen deprivation in infants and is linked to cancer
PH Levels: High pH (over 6.5) leads to pollutants in water and can cause metal pipes to dissolve.
Pesticides: can cause stinging eyes, rashes, blisters, blindness, nausea, and dizziness
Tannins: causes an amber, or brown colored water. Can cause stomach irritation, nausea and vomiting. The acid in tannins is dangerous when applied to damaged skin.
When Will You Receive Results?
Your results will be available before the appointment is over.
Understanding the Results
After we have your results, we will explain the findings to you. It’s important to us that you understand what is in your water, and we’re here to educate you. By the time your appointment is over and the specialist has left, we want you to feel comfortable and knowledgeable about the information provided.
We will inform you on city water systems, the EPA standards, and the health goals we have for your water. We will even explain how these contaminants could affect your health, and if you’re ready, we will come up with the best possible filtration system for your household based on the water test results.
At ONIT, we believe that safe water should not be a luxury; it should be accessible to everyone. That is why we believe in free water testing, so you know exactly what is in your water.
There are many options for a home filtration system, and we are here to help you find the best one for your household. Common benefits to adding a home filtration system through ONIT include:
- Removing 99.8% of harmful contaminants, including chemicals, bacteria, viruses, debris and more.
- Your food and water will taste better and be healthier for you.
- Reduce plastic waste by not buying plastic bottles.
- Softer hair and clearer skin.
- Softer, brighter laundry.
Our free water test is commitment free, but we always recommend that homes are equipped with the right filtration system. The chemicals we find can be filtered out through the right system.
At ONIT, our team is committed to providing people with the best solutions for their homes. This is why we offer free water tests so families can understand what is in their water. We want to provide you with the best insight to the safety of your water system. You can count on us to find industry-leading systems and installation.