PurTest Complete Home Water Analysis Kit
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Kit includes tests for bacteria (1), lead (1), nitrates (2), nitrites (2), chlorine (2), iron (2), copper (2), pH (2), alkalinity (2), hardness (2), and pesticides (1)
Detailed instructions, a results chart, and water knowledge booklet allow you test test the water in your own home in a matter of minutes rather then paying a lab several hundred dollars to do it in a couple weeks!
Bacteria are typically odorless, colorless, and tasteless and can be resposible for numerous health problems.
Lead can cause health problems in very small amounts and results from ground water contamination or leaching from pipes, lead solder, or brass fittings
These contaminants can cause blue baby syndrome and are usually the result of contamination by fertilizers, or human and/or animal waste
Chlorine is typically used on city water supplies or well water to treat for bacteria and aid in oxidation of other contaminants in your water. However, excessive levels can lead to dry skin and have been linked to cancer
Iron typically occures naturally in water and in levels above 0.3 ppm can cause red-orange staining on fixtures, plumbing, toilets, sinks, and on dishes and laundry
Copper occurs naturally in small amounts, but in levels above 1 ppm, it can poison red blood cells and cause jaundice, anemia, and other health problems
Acidic water with a pH lower than 6.8 can be corrosive to both copper and galvanized plumbing and cause damage to water fixtures, especially hot water heaters.
Alkaline water with a pH higher than than 10.0 (or 180 ppm) can cause dry skin conditions and typically has an unpleasant taste.
Hardness is generally determined by the presence of calcium and magnesium in the water. It is recommended to treat hardness levels above 3 grains per gallon (gpg), as it can cause scaly build-up on faucets and plumbing, shorten the lifespan of water-using appliances, and reduce the efficency of soaps and detergents.
Pesticide contamination results from applications onto crop fields, seepage of contaminated surface water, accidental spills and leaks, and improper disposal. It can cause numerous heath problems in relatively low levels.
There are numerous contaminants in water that can be harmful to your health and/or your home's plumbing, fixtures, and applicances. The Home Water Analysis Kit provides a reliable, convenient way to check your water supply for 11 contaminants and conditions. In addition, a free basic water knowledge and information book and water test results sheet are included. The EPA-based laboratory-certified kit allows you to screen for: Bacteria, Lead, Nitrates, Nitrites, Pesticides, Chlorine, Iron, Copper, pH, Alkalinity, and Hardness. Contains one test for bacteria, lead, and pesticides, and two test for the rest.
The testing was easy to do and the instructions were clear.
I feel you should have been able to test your water about 10 times for the cost of the kit. It did work as intended.