Why is it important to carry out water tests?

Why is it important to carry out water tests?

Water has a very strong impact on our health and wellbeing. Each of us comes into contact with water on a daily basis, which makes us vulnerable to the various pathogenic bacteria and parasites that are found in it. For this reason, it is worth checking the quality of water at least once a year.

Surveys conducted in Poland show that water in 8/10 wells has bacteriological or physicochemical excesses. Microbiological tests of water also unequivocally prove that it begins to damage health when harmful chemical compounds appear in its composition or when certain elements are present in too high concentrations.

Water from the public water supply systems supplied to our homes and flats is systematically tested, but there are times when the quality of the water in our tap worries us. The water may appear cloudy, have an unpleasant smell or colour. This could be caused, for example, by contamination from the building's internal installation or a pipeline failure.

When should the water be tested in a laboratory?

There is no clear answer to this question. Water quality is affected by many factors.

Water quality should be monitored when:

  • it is turbid
  • has an unpleasant odour
  • has an unpleasant taste
  • your skin is irritated
  • it has a brown or yellow colouring
  • leaves a deposit
  • we have not used the well for a long time/never
  • we have a new well
  • we connect tap water to the house
  • there has been heavy rain, rivers have flooded.

Then it is a good idea to contact our laboratory, which will help to solve the water quality problem.

We carry out water tests in order to select the appropriate water treatment (water filters). The quality of the water should be checked periodically to ensure that it has not become contaminated in the internal installation (this applies mainly to old buildings) and that it does not require additional quality improvement (filter selection).

Once the analyses have been carried out, our specialists will help you interpret the results.

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