Free water testing for NH residents
Secondwind’s free water testing helps educate you about your water quality issues. We want you to feel positive about choosing the right company for your needs. This checklist highlights some common water system challenges and how to handle them.
While some residents may be comfortable addressing simple challenges with their home water system, others would rather get a professional in-person opinion from a residential water specialist.
Where can I get my well water tested for free?
This is a common question for New Hampshire residents, as nearly half of the state relies on well water. Here is Secondwind’s in-home free water testing process:.
- We listen to your concerns about water and explore the ways it impacts your life and your home.
- Based on those concerns, we’ll ask you some questions to help us know where to start with testing.
- We may ask to see a number of places in your home. Some of the things we look for are odor, mineral build up, sediment and staining.
- Once we have this picture of your unique situation, we’ll begin our water quality testing.
What we look for during free water testing
There are many common water problems in our region. Our free water test looks at:
Is your water safe?
The only way to know for sure is to test for health issues. Secondwind recommends testing for arsenic, uranium, radon, PFAS and bacteria at a minimum. We always use an independent lab to test health issues as that testing is done with state-of-the-art equipment. These tests are not part of our free analysis. We’re happy to fill the sample bottles and deliver them to the lab.
Testing in your home
We may test your water at a number of sites. Theoretically the water should be the same everywhere, but flow rates or existing water treatment may call for further examination throughout the home. For example, we may test at the kitchen sink, a tub or an outside hose bib. If it looks like water treatment may be necessary, we’ll want to check out the plumbing layout in your basement, or wherever your mechanical systems are located.
When do you receive results?
There are many things that we can determine through our on-site testing and results. Some tests do need to be sent off for analysis and will take a few days for the results to return. All of our lab testing is done by the best certified labs in the state.
Throughout the process we explain exactly what we’re doing, and encourage you to ask any questions you have.
How often should you test?
Even if you have a home water treatment system, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends you test your drinking water at least once a year. Through our free water test and third-party lab testing, you’ll have a clear understanding of your water quality issues and the best possible solutions.
Schedule a free water test with one of our specialists today.