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What We Can Do For You:
Guarantee that your water will be safe to drink, and safer than any bottled water you can get!!!
Most folks don't know what water tests they need to get, nor what they mean when they get the results back, or even what to do if it looks like there may be a problem. So they are completely at the mercy of the salesman who is trying to sell them something or their neighbors advice, or in the worst case on a scam artist. We are here to correct that problem. This web site will provide you with specific information on WHAT YOU SHOULD TEST FOR. When you get your results back, beyond just a table of lab results (which most people do not understand), we provide you with interpretation of your laboratory data, explanation of what it means, and most important we give specific solutions to correct problems if they exist, and information on where and how to get what you need to correct a problem if it exists.
There are no short cuts. You must test to determine what is in the water you drink! It will cost money! Spend it wisely!
What you get from us that no one else provides is:
Ø Answers!!! Unbiased answers!!! Useful answers!!!
Ø Analysis, evaluation and recommendations by a specialist with the highest qualifications available in this field!!!
Ø Access to that professional to answer your specific questions!!!.
Ø Protection from being scammed!!!
We cannot overemphasize the service aspect of what we provide. No one else provides
1) An explanation of which tests you should do and why they are a must (before you test),
2) An explanation of what the lab results mean, and
3) Solutions, provided in a way that lets you know exactly what you need and what to look for when you shop for water purification devices,
4) Information on which purification devices and technologies are effective (work) and which to avoid.
What is the dollar value of professional guidance and reliable, unbiased, information? We offer this service for a VERY modest fee of $45.00. If you live locally and would also like a site visit and inspection add $25.00. And these fees are INCLUDED in the cost or our water testing services if we perform those services for you.
All service comes with FREE phone support and assistance with finding proper solutions if water quality problems exist.
1. Coliforms and E. coli: $35.00 – recommended for all annual retests
2. Basic Chemistry (Rapid Screen): $63.00 – recommended for all annual retests
3. Basic Mineral, Metals ($60.00), and Anion Analysis ($45.00) w Acid Digest: $105.00 (recommended for initial testing)
a. Includes Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Manganese, Iron, Aluminum, Boron, Copper, Zinc, Sodium, Cadmium, Nitrogen, Chromium, Molybdenum, Chloride, Fluoride, Phosphate, Sulfate, Nitrate (P, K, Ca, Mg, Mn, Fe, Al, B, Cu, Zn, Na, Cd, N, Cr, Mo, Cl, Fl, PO4, NO3):
4. Coliforms & E. coli & Microscopic exam & Basic Chemistry plus recommended toxic metals and minerals: $198.00 (recommended for initial test)
5. IRB (Iron Related Bacteria) or SRB (Sulfur Reducing Bacteria) or Slime Bacteria: $60.00 ea to avoid or detect water filter / purification device inactivating bacteria or $120 for any two or $119 for all three (recommended for initial test)
6. Coliforms & E. coli & Microscopic exam & Complete Basic Chemistry plus recommended toxic metals and minerals, and Sulfur Reducing Bacteria and Iron Related Bacteria and Slime Forming Bacteria only $336.00
7. Sulfur (rotten egg odor / black staining) Diagnostic Testing $95.00
8. Iron Staining (red/brown, musty odor, and manganese red/black stains) Diagnostic Testing $95.00
9. Hot Tub / Jacuzzi Bacteria water test – is the disinfectant working: Coliforms, E. coli, IRB, SRB, Slime Forming Bacteria: $160.00
10. Pre and Post filter testing – is my filtration system working properly? Fee depends on system and parameters.
11. Pick our brains. Get a second opinion – send us laboratory test results you have already obtained elsewhere and our professional microbiologists / water quality experts will perform analysis and formulate recommendations and you can ask questions directly over the phone or by email. $75.00 (this service is FREE for our regular clients)
Rapid Screen: Total Cost ONLY $98.00
Visual Examination by a professional microbiologist*
30X Microscopic Examination by a professional microbiologist *
Total Dissolved Solids*,
Turbidity* (Many companies will charge over $100.00 for this test alone!)
and for a limited time FREE
Arsenic Screen Test*
Total Hardness - T-strip
Total Alkalinity - T-strip
For an additional $50.00
Ca as CaCO3 – need additional 500 mls to perform following tests
*Note: tests marked by asterisk are either not available at all or are not available on site by any County/Government Agency
Sulfur odor diagnostic testing: total cost $95.00
Iron staining and odor diagnostic testing: total cost $95.00
Filtration Defects and water pressure loss diagnostic testing: $154.00
Our service is a little like going to a medical doctor's office. They take blood, have the lab work done, but the results don't mean much to me without talking to the physician. Also, if I am sick I rely on him/her to help me decide what to do. It is this service and certain lab tests that no one else can do for you (microscopic analysis), that make us different. Unlike laboratories, we offer not only diagnostic testing but also the technical support and professional assessment and guidance, by telephone, email, and other means to help you correct problems if they exist. Like the medical doctor, we need the lab work to make the diagnosis (identify the problem) and formulate a solution. I would never ask my physician to "tell me what is wrong with me, but do it without the blood tests, blood chemistry and urinalysis. Just use the x-ray machine and thermometer." Likewise, a proper diagnosis of water quality problems calls for certain tests to be done, and we gladly explain why the tests are necessary if our clients want to know. We don't take shortcuts, because shortcuts cause mistakes that can be very costly.
Our services to individuals include, but are NOT limited to the following:
We perform water tests ON SITE
We provide more rapid results than anyone else. The most important results are provided on site or within 48 hours of completing the site visit.
We perform an on site inspection of the existing system as part of our diagnostic procedure
We do not sell anything but the testing, so there will be no pressure to buy anything.
Typical test for well or tap water runs between $98.00 and $215.00 dollars. Specific single tests can be requested and are less expensive. Also, we have available ANY water tests you might need. A coliform test only can cost as little as $35.00.
We perform test the health department and other government agencies cannot perform.
Some of our tests are less expensive than the health department provides, and provide more information than the health department tests (ex Coliform testing)
We provide appropriate containers and take samples ourselves so they are taken properly
We can test existing residential and commercial filtration and water treatment systems to determine whether or not they are working properly. A basic test may cost only $76.00 with preliminary results available immediately.
Once analysis is complete, we confer with the client. Review the analysis; explain what the analysis means, and make recommendations about what, if anything needs to be done next. Often there is no need for any further action or cost.
If a client’s water requires treatment or filtration we make a recommendation as to what kind of filter they need, and if they don’t need filtration we advise them so.
If a client is on a public water system we provide them with the local water system test reports, or the information on how to obtain them, and will review the reports with them to help them understand what they mean.
We provide clients with copies of the report of any water quality testing or reporting violations by their water system.
We investigate any problems clients may have with the water, find the source of those problems and make recommendations on how to correct the problems.
We access the appropriate databases by computer to determine whether a client’s current filtration system has been certified to be of acceptable quality and to remove the contaminants it claims to remove by NSF.
We do recommend only certified filtration systems when they are needed. We make it our job to research the various filtration / purification options our clients have and provide them with the BEST choice. We do not sell any filtration apparatus or systems ourselves.
We do NOT sell or install the filters, but if our clients wish:
We will help them locate a vendor, and acquire the materials and filters they need
We can provide our clients with the laws regarding criteria for well construction and a variety of other informational material
If a consumer wants the BEST and Safest water they can get, we are the company to help achieve that.
For the first time, you have a Real choice!!! back to top
We work for you and put your needs and health first. We offer services, information, and testing NO ONE ELSE offers but are needed to make a proper water quality analyses. We offer solutions without benefiting from those recommendations (we don't sell water filters, purification or softening or any other devices). We do not own or run a public or private water system, but we do consult for them and their customers. We are not trying to convince the public who are drinking water from a particular water system that their water is safe or that they need not be concerned or that they need to purify their water. We are prepared to tell individuals for whom we have tested water what, if any, measures they can take to protect themselves against existing or potential water quality violations by their public or private system. We can help individuals interpret the annual "Water Quality Report" or "Consumer Confidence Report", which many people do not understand. And we can support what we say here by independent, reliable scientific data from the best and most recognized authorities in our country (please browse this site). We have competitive pricing and can usually get to you faster than other agencies, and our turn-around times are the quickest available.
Our objective is to give you scientifically accurate results and treatment information using the best available technology and without bias. We are not trying to sell a treatment system, protect or sell an existing public or private water system or sell you a filter or purification device. But we sure know which ones work best. We make it our business to know what will work best for you!!
Our service is a little like going to a doctor's office. They help you understand what the proper diagnostic procedures and tests are. They perform the tests, have the lab work done, and because they have special knowledge can explain why they have selected these diagnostic tests and what the results mean, what the diagnosis (problem) is, and what the cure should be. And like physicians and other professionals, we do not tell our clients what to do. We simply explain the reason for the testing, what the results mean, and what we believe the diagnosis (problem) is. Then based on the results, our best PROFESSIONAL training, our experience and discussion with our clients we offer recommendations on the best and most current "cures" or solutions to correct the problems if there are any. We believe our clients are smart enough to make their own decisions, if only they are provided with good guidance and good up-to-date information.
We use only state-of-the-art equipment and analysis techniques
We have over 30 years of laboratory and field experience
All our work is performed using certified laboratories and test methods
We do not take shortcuts in our analyses. We insist on the proper tests BECAUSE they are so important to correctly diagnose problems and to provide recommendations for permanent, effective solutions to water quality problems where they occur! So often people implement an ineffective solution because they have not properly diagnosed the problem, and waste a great deal of money purchasing the wrong purification devices.
We can come to your site and perform tests there!
Our site visits allow us to perform a much more appropriate total analysis of your situation and therefore provide you with better, more effective solutions.
We DO NOT sell filters, bottled water, treatment devices or purification systems- but analyze your specific results and circumstances and only IF you need some sort of water treatment, advise you about which (type and brand if requested) is the BEST for your needs. Unlike any other company or government entity we have NO inherent conflict of interest and we truly have only our client's best interests in mind.
We respond much more quickly than government agencies, and they lack the experience and extensive training we have! (You get what you pay for!)
You get your results much more quickly than with government agencies. IF you wish, we can make many results available before we leave your site!
AND because of this ---
you are guaranteed the highest quality work and results you can get!!!
To perform NPDES monitoring for erosion control and storm water discharge, site inspections, turbidity measurements, and reporting. Review of Erosion & Sedimentation Control Plans.
SERVICES to ORGANIZATIONS INCLUDE:
Our service is a little like going to the Doctor's office. They take blood, have the lab work done, but the results don't mean much to me without doing some research and talking to the physician. Also, if I am sick I rely on him/her to help me decide what to do. It is this service and certain lab tests that no one else can do for you, that make us different.
We offer a variety of other services related to water quality and air quality. Please ask by calling us or email us at email@example.com.
If we cannot help, we will find a qualified expert who can.
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