What's in your water? Lead, Bacteria

Author: Pacific Northwest Inspections Group, LLC   Date: 25-Nov-2013.   Category: Lead Paint, Plumbing   Add to Favorites 

 

Lead in drinking water continues to be a serious health issue. The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) was originally passed by Congress in 1974. The law was amended in 1986 and 1996, which then resulted in the banning of lead pipes, solder and brass fittings in plumbing. However, many homes, schools and buildings that stand today were constructed before this ban.

The most common way that lead gets into water is through the corrosion of pipes, according to the Drinking Water Research Foundation (DWRF). Lead can be introduced into water when the water sits too long in leaded pipes, which can then unknowingly be consumed. Since lead in drinking water cannot be detected through scent, sight or taste, the only way to confirm its presence is through proper analysis. PNWIG, LLC provides analysis to individuals, companies and government agencies.

Let our team of experts help you with your next lead in drinking water project. We offer rapid turnaround times and are capable of providing a range of lead testing services. PNWIG's lead in drinking water services Seattle, Bellevue, Redmond, Bothell, Kirkland and Renton. Prior to wording our sampling, please confirm any state-specific certification requirements with our Inspection Team or Customer Service Center.

Bank and FHA approved. Commercial and Residential private or public utility  testing.

Fom basic to complete environmental water testing. If you suspect your drinking water is contaminated, the water should be tested. If your water is provided by a public system, contact the operator of the system for testing and possible disinfection. If you have an individual well, we suggest that you test your water annually. If your water sample is unsatisfactory, you should then evaluate and disinfect the well.

Test includes: total coliform bacteria, lead, nitrate, nitrite, radon, calcium, copper, iron, zinc, magnesium, manganese, potassium, sodium, chloride, chlorine, color, hardness, pH, total dissolved solids, sulfate, ammonia, fecal/E. coli, total dissolved solids, alkalinity, odor, conductivity, sediment, turbidity, arsenic, zinc and 61 volatile organic compounds.

Health related water contaminates.

Tests for total coliform bacteria, lead, nitrate, nitrite, radon, calcium, copper, iron, zinc, magnesium,manganese, potassium, sodium, chloride, chlorine, color, hardness, pH, total dissolved solids, sulfate, ammonia, fecal/E. coli, alkalinity, odor, conductivity, sediment, turbidity, arsenic, zinc and 61 volatile organic compounds. Identification of microorganisms to the genus and species level.

 • Water Analysis 

Bacteria
Radon
Inorganic Chemistry 
Organic Chemistry 
Pesticides
Herbicides
Heavy Metals
PCB’s 
VOC’s