Not every water well comes with an easy-to-read owner’s manual—which is especially true if you inherited the well from the previous owner of your house. This can make regular maintenance a little more difficult because you’re not entirely sure what kinds of tests or repairs need to be done and when.
In other words, it’s natural for well water customers to wonder when they should be testing the safety levels of their drinking water. So, in this blog post, we’re going to discuss the ideal schedule for well water testing and why testing is so important. Keep reading!
When to Test Your Drinking Water
First things first: If you’re even asking whether your water is safe to drink, then it’s probably time for you to have it tested. Clearly, it’s been long enough since your last test—if you had one at all—that you’re questioning the hygiene of your water.
However, as a general rule, you should test your well water once a year.
Why Test Your Drinking Water?
The most obvious reason to test your well water is for health and safety. You want to be sure your drinking water isn’t contaminated with bacteria or other toxins that could compromise the well-being of your household.
Additionally, if your well has any type of treatment system, like a water softener, testing will reveal how effectively it’s doing the job. This will let you know if you need to fix or replace your current treatment system.
You’ll also need to test your well water for real estate purposes. Whether you’re buying or selling a home that has a well, a thorough report on your well water’s hygiene is required.
Who Can Perform Your Well Water Test?
Goold Wells & Pumps is your local professional for well water services in Valatie and beyond. When you want fast, friendly service at an affordable rate, we’re the name to know. Call our team today to schedule an appointment for well water testing!