WHAT ARE YOU DRINKING?
A simple water test can boost your confidence in the safety of your family’s drinking water. More importantly, testing may reveal contaminants you have unknowingly lived with for many years.
While many people consider well water the safest they can consume, it’s important to know that public water supplies are required by law to test for harmful contamination. On the other hand, private well water is not subject to any routine testing requirements. If you’re unsure about the safety of your well water, our HealthGuard Water Testing Kits can provide you with peace of mind. Our tests can help detect potential contaminants and ensure your water is safe for consumption based on the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act standards.
WHAT CAN CONTAMINATION CAUSE?
Some contaminants cause immediate illness, while others can create serious long-term health problems. You can’t see, smell or taste many harmful contaminants that can cause cancer, birth defects, and other harmful diseases. And if you have a private well, no one requires that your well water is regularly tested.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I HAVE CONTAMINATION?
When it comes to your drinking water, quality is not optional. Protect yourself and your family by testing your water at the point of use. If results reveal contamination, we can recommend water treatment companies that will interpret your results and advise you of the best way to solve the issues discovered.
WHAT COULD BE IN MY WATER?
Some contaminants like Coliform and E.coli Bacteria can possibly make you sick right away. But sometimes many are there, and you’d never know. Examples of contaminants that we routinely find and test for include:
- E.coli Bacteria
- PFAS – Perfluorinated Compounds
- Fuel Byproducts
- And much, much more. (See our CATALOG)
HOW IT WORKS
Select your water testing package based on the most common indicators of contamination and your needs or concerns.
- Order a test kit. This includes a cooler, ice pack, and sample containers.
- We either ship a test kit to you, or you can pick it up at our lab.
- You collect the samples in the containers provided, following the easy-to-use instructions.
- Ship the samples to us overnight via FedEx, UPS, or the US Postal Service, or drop them off at our Sample Receiving entrance in person.
- We analyze the samples and send you a report via email.
WHAT TESTS SHOULD I ORDER?
Our most popular package is the HealthGuard 3 plus the add-on Corrosion and Pretreatment Package. These packages cover your most common health-related concerns, plus secondary contaminants that may cause aesthetic issues with your appliances, showers and tubs. Testing your water at least once per year and at varying seasons and outdoor temperatures is recommended.
WHY CHOOSE SUBURBAN TESTING LABS?
As a NELAP Accredited Environmental Testing Laboratory, your samples are handled in our certified laboratory using the same standards, procedures, and quality control requirements as public water supplies. Test methods used are approved by the USEPA and the same methods we use for public water suppliers. Our business was founded on drinking water testing, and today, it continues to be one of our core services. We analyze drinking water samples in our state-of-the-art, full-service, 35,000 square foot laboratory. We have been certified for drinking water since certification became available in the 1970s. With more than 60 years of experience, our team’s unyielding dedication and commitment to excellence will be noticed every step of the way. Over the years, we have become trusted experts in drinking water analysis for all types of industries, including engineering firms, contract operators, consulting firms, and various other industries. We will treat your home’s well water with the same care and standards so you can trust the data you receive.