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Travco Plumbing, Inc., 309-467-3583 or 309-304-1168

Water Test

Water Analysis

What we test for:

TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) – This is everything in your water that you may or may not be able to see.

ORP (Oxidation Reduction Potential) – The amount of free O2 in water or lack thereof [we want there to be oxygen].

Hardness – The amount of minerals contained in water (calcium, magnesium, limestone, etc.)

  • These minerals get deposited on surfaces and in appliances, which can cause damage to them.
  • They also can build-up in plumbing lines, which can again cause costly repairs.

pH – Is an indicator of Acidity, Alkalinity, or Basicity.

Alkalinity – A measurement of the water’s capacity to neutralize acid.

Iron – Mainly present in water in two forms: soluble ferrous iron or insoluble ferric iron.

  • Water containing ferrous iron is clear and colorless because the iron is completely dissolved.
  • Water containing Ferric iron is reddish brown and sometimes sediment can be felt.
  • Water with ferrous iron can become water with ferric iron when it is exposed to air (in the pressure tank or atmosphere).

Iron Bacteria – A naturally occurring organism that uses iron to survive while producing a reddish-brown or yellowish mucus and often times an offensive odor.

  • This smelly biofilm can causes staining and clogs within your plumbing.

Chlorides – are components of Sodium Chloride, Magnesium Sulfate, Calcium Sulfate, Chlorine.

  • Low to moderate concentrations are ok for consumption.

Nitrates/Nitrites – Nitrates and nitrites are nitrogen-oxygen chemical compounds.

  • They can combine with a variety of organic and inorganic elements.
  • Once ingested, nitrates are converted into nitrites.
  • The greatest use of nitrates is as a fertilizer.

Manganese – Organic minerals that causes black stains on clothes and a black slimy film in toilet tank.

Tannins – Natural organics produced by vegetation.

  • Tannins produce a brown color in water.
  • They will also react with iron to form a black residue.
  • Organic iron and tannins are more frequently found in shallow wells, or wells under the influence of surface water.

Copper – This test shows if copper is in water from pipes (water-eating pipes).