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Water2019-07-25T18:51:55+00:00

Professional Water Testing

Aquatek is state licensed in both CT and RI to test residential well water. We can test your well water for dozens of parameters including bacteria, lead, arsenic, uranium and more. Keep your family and loved ones safe and test your drinking water annually with Aquatek Labs.

Standard Water Test

The Standard Profile was designed to provide a water analysis that can quickly and accurately determine the general quality of the water you drink. The Standard Profile also tests for newly emerging health concerns including arsenic, uranium, lead and radon in water. The standard Profile meets the needs of both homeowners and professionals and can be used anywhere that a general water screening is required.

Water Sampling Process

Frequently Asked Questions?

IS THERE A STANDARD TEST FOR DRINKING WATER?2019-07-19T23:48:32+00:00

Yes, the Basic Profile is our standard test for drinking water. It screens for bacteria as well as physical properties and chemical constituents.

IS AQUATEK LABS STATE CERTIFIED?2019-07-20T00:09:50+00:00

We are certified in both CT and RI for environmental testing.

HOW WILL I RECIEVE MY TEST RESULTS?2019-07-20T00:09:13+00:00

Results are generally available in 2-3 business days. We send most reports to customers by email. Postal service and fax are also available.

HOW SHOULD I GO ABOUT TESTING MY WELL WATER?2019-07-20T00:08:43+00:00

Customers can stop by any of our three locations in CT. Trained staff can determine your testing needs and provide you with the right bottles and paperwork. You can then collect the water and return it to any of our three locations for analysis.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I HAVE MY WATER TESTED?2019-07-19T23:46:50+00:00

The E.P.A. recommends that home owners have their well water tested annually. Testing is also recommended for water that develops a noticeable change in color, odor, or taste.

DOES AQUATEK LABS SELL TREATMENT SYSTEMS?2019-07-20T00:10:20+00:00

No! Aquatek Labs is solely a analytical laboratory. In order to maintain our independence and objectivity we do not sell any type of treatment or mitigation systems.

CAN I USE MY OWN BOTTLES TO COLLECT MY WATER?2019-07-20T00:07:35+00:00

No! Our bottles are sterilized and come in different sizes depending on the tests being performed.

Common water Problems

NEAR BY AREAS OF INTENSIVE AGRICULTURE2019-07-20T00:29:52+00:00

Chemicals to test for include arsenic, nitrates-nitrites and pesticides.

ODOR OF GASOLINE OR FUEL OIL2019-07-20T00:29:28+00:00

Indicates petroleum seeping from a tank into the water supply. Test for volatile organic compounds(VOC’s).

METHANE GAS OR MUSTY/EARTHY SMELL2019-07-20T00:28:25+00:00

These odors generally result from decaying organic matter in the water.

METALLIC TASTE2019-07-20T00:27:57+00:00

Usually caused by high iron content as the result of acidic water.

SALTY OR BRACKISH TASTE2019-07-20T00:27:27+00:00

High sodium content in your ground water could be the result of heavily salted roadways or improperly maintained water treatment equipment.

ROTTEN EGG ODOR2019-07-20T00:26:13+00:00

Water containing hydrogen sulfide usually does not pose a health risk, but does give water a nuisance “rotten egg” smell and taste. Sulfur bacteria that produce hydrogen sulfide as a metabolic by-product are generally the cause. Less commonly, a magnesium rod placed in water heaters to prevent corrosion may react with sulfates dissolved in the water to produce hydrogen sulfide. Since extremely small amounts of hydrogen sulfide can be detected in water by smell and taste, laboratory testing is not needed to detect its presence.

BROWN-RED STAINS ON SINKS OR DISHWASHER2019-07-20T00:25:44+00:00

Dissolved iron or manganese may oxidize and be deposited onto sinks and other exposed items.

GREEN STAINS ON SINKS OR FAUCETS2019-07-20T00:25:10+00:00

Acidic water can leach copper from household plumbing and deposit it onto fixtures.

UNCLEAR OR CLOUDY WATER2019-07-20T00:24:17+00:00

Suspended dirt, clay, silt or rust will lend a cloudy appearance to water.

SCALY RESIDUES, SOAPS DON’T LATHER2019-07-20T00:24:04+00:00

Hardness caused by calcium and magnesium salts dissolved in the water is generally the cause of this problem.

CHANGE IN THE ODOR, COLOR OR TASTE OF DRINKING WATER2019-07-20T00:22:43+00:00

The basic water profile should be used any time that there is a noticeable change in your drinking water.

Professional Water Testing

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