EnviroTestKits Safe Home® Drinking Water Test Kit Provides Peace of Mind
The EnviroTestKits Safe Home® Drinking Water Test Kit provides peace of mind while giving us insight into our drinking water quality and will help to determine which filtration system will be best in our new home. I was excited to be able to test the water at our new house because honestly, the water didn’t taste good at all. I knew I would install some type of filtration system because I could tell it had a different odor and a strong chlorine taste, compared to the water in our previous town. This is where EnviroTestKits, a division of Environmental Laboratories, Inc., comes in.
Is Your Water Safe?
In this country, most of us have the privilege of having clean, safe water on a daily basis. Although this is the case, most folks I know have some sort of drinking water filtration system in their home. Straight from the tap drinking water may be deemed safe by the EPA’s standards, but that doesn’t mean it is completely free from harmful contaminants. We all witnessed the horrible situation in Flint, Michigan, and we don’t want to think about it happening in our neck of the woods. Unfortunately, the reality is that these issues can happen anywhere.
Ease of Use
The folks at EnviroTestKits have created a quick and easy way to test your drinking water. You can select from a variety of kits that test for different contaminants. I tested the Safe Home® “Select” Drinking Water Test Kit which includes testing of three physical properties, four in-organics and eight metals.
They have also thrown in a free DIY Bacteria Test Vial (pictured above). EnviroTestKits provides details for the Safe Home® Test Kit on their website:
After you choose which drinking water test kit is best for you, you will receive a small box containing detailed instructions and three vials (one for at home bacteria test and two to mail off). You simply fill out the registration, fill the vials with tap water and drop the box in your mailbox! Return shipping is included in the price of the kit.
Within a couple of weeks, I received my water quality profile (above) via email in an easy to read format. “MDL” means minimum detection level and “MCL” means maximum contamination level, according to EPA guidelines.
Now that I know our water is free (or at least in the lower range) from some of the most harmful contaminants like lead and arsenic, I can choose a filter to get rid of the chlorine and fluoride (some believe to be harmful to overall health) and also increase the pH or soften our water using a water filtration system.
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