DICK DELANEY HOME INSPECTIONS LLC, WATER QUALITY INSPECTIONS
Water quality testing is a specialized but simple test that checks a home's water supply for contaminants and pollutants, such as chlorine, lead, and coliform bacteria. Testing can also reveal chemical imbalances of the pH, and other attributes, such as hardness. Testing ensures that the home's water is potable and safe for everyday use. With some basic training and equipment, home inspectors can offer water quality testing as an ancillary service or as part of their standard home inspection.
What Testing Can Reveal Public and private water supplies should be tested because they may be affected by the following:
• Dangerous Levels of Bacteria, Including E. Coli and Coliform;
• Elevated Levels of Nitrates and Nitrites from Fertilizers That Leach Into The Groundwater
• Fluoride Levels
• Mineral Contaminants, Such as Iron and Arsenic
• Heavy Metal Contamination, Including Lead
• Water Hardness.