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.)
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.
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.
Chlorides – are components of Sodium Chloride, Magnesium Sulfate, Calcium Sulfate, Chlorine.
Nitrates/Nitrites – Nitrates and nitrites are nitrogen-oxygen chemical compounds.
Manganese – Organic minerals that causes black stains on clothes and a black slimy film in toilet tank.
Tannins – Natural organics produced by vegetation.
Copper – This test shows if copper is in water from pipes (water-eating pipes).