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Top 5 Myths About Well Water Testing

Well owners know the importance of testing their wells, but getting it done sometimes falls off the radar. Here at Perry’s Pump Repair, we’ve seen all too many problems caused by well owners falling victim to some common myths about well water testing. Unfortunately, most well owners don’t see the warning signs before it’s too late.

At Perry’s Pump Repair, we offer well water testing to keep your water clear and free from harmful contaminants. Not only do we provide a thorough testing of your water that is meets the standards of the Florida Department of Health, but we also perform an inspection of your system to ensure it’s running as it should.

Top 5 Myths About Well Water Testing

Myth 1: I haven’t seen, smelled, or tasted anything bad in my well water, so it must be safe to drink.

Fact: Believe it or not, there’s more hiding in your water that you can see, smell, and taste with your senses.  In fact, most harmful contaminants have no taste or smell at all! Bacteria and other germs that aren’t observed can cause illnesses with symptoms including diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting.  Hidden nitrates can be especially harmful to fetuses and babies six months or younger, causing blue baby disease.

Myth 2: Nobody’s gotten sick from my well water, so it must be safe to drink.

Fact: Just because nobody has gotten sick, doesn’t mean your well water is safe. Some contaminants can take many years to make you sick. It’s important to test your well water now and at least once a year, as this is the best way to make sure your well water is safe for your family.

Myth 3: My well passed inspection and a water test when it was first built, so it must be safe to drink.

Fact: Water quality in your well is impacted by many factors over time. That’s why it’s a good idea to have your well water tested on a regular basis, or if you notice a change in the water. Well water testing can also bring to light some problems in your well pump system that save you hundreds of dollars in repairs if addressed quickly,

Myth 4: Private well water is safer than public water since it comes from a natural source.

Fact: Public water is maintained by a team of professionals, state officials, utility personnel, and scientists who constantly monitor and report on the water quality. When they notice a problem in the public water system, they take immediate actions to fix it. However, if there is a problem in your private well, it is your responsibility to address it quickly.

Myth 5: Testing is too expensive

Fact: In reality, water testing is less expensive than you might think. Depending on the test and how you collect the sample, you could spend a range of $20 – $70 on a water test. You can also hire a professional like us to take the samples for you as well. In either case, getting your well water testing is significantly less expensive than paying a public water bill over a year. Testing every year is the best way to make sure that your well water remains safe for drinking and to prevent larger and more expensive problems in the future.

Make Sure You’re “Well” Aware with Perry’s Pump Repair

Don’t take chances on your health by neglecting your well water testing! Even with the best water treatment and filter systems, your water can still become infected with invisible contaminants. At Perry’s Pump Repair, we can help test your water and install a water treatment system that will keep your water clean and healthy for you and your family. Call us for your next well water testing!

Sources: Florida Department of Health

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