Standard Package Approved by VA/FHA/USDA
Water Quality Testing Package
Water can be tested for just about any mineral or impurity. However, the most common sample group is called Quality Water Sampling, also sometimes referred to as “Chemical and Bacteria Testing.” Should there be a problem, water conditioning units are available for any impurity found in the water. If you have a well, most lenders require quality water sampling. It’s also a good idea to have your city water tested because it comes from the same aquifers (underground rivers).
Arsenic in Maryland Well Water:
According to the American Geological Survey? According to the EPA and the American Geological Survey, two aquifers exist in Maryland with the possibility of Elevated Arsenic Levels.
(The Aquia and Piney Point Aquifers) where many Maryland Residents get our well water in the state and the Likelihood and Location of Elevated Arsenic Levels. These two Aquifers (Underground Rivers) run under the Chesapeake Bay and affect the Eastern portion of the Western Shore and the Western Portion of the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
These areas include:
- Baltimore County,
- Anne Arundel County, including (Annapolis)
- Calvert County
- Queen Anne County
- Talbot County
- Kent County
What are the symptoms arsenic poisoning of well water?
Short Term Exposure:
Short term exposure to very high levels of Arsenic may cause stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headaches, weakness, nerve damage or even death.
Long Term Exposure:
Chronic Exposure of Elevated Levels of Arsenic over Long Periods of Time can lead to a variety of health problems, including skin, lung, bladder and kidney cancer and skin discoloration and thickening.
This is just one of the reasons you should trust Dynamic Home Inspections to test your water and ensure the health and safety of you and your family.
What can be done to make your drinking water safe?
Whole-house treatment for arsenic is not generally necessary because arsenic is not readily absorbed through the skin. However, POE. or Reverse Osmosis systems may be the desired option if other contaminants of concern are present. Recommended if your treated water interacts negatively with lead or copper plumbing.
How to treat Elevated Arsenic Levels in Water
All the Information Needed on the EPA Website Below:
This Package Tests for the Essentials that are Required for the Above Lenders:
We Always use a Trusted/Accredited Laboratory
- Bacteria- Total Coliform
- Bacteria- E-coli
- Nitrates + Nitrites
- Lead Total
(Explanation of the above testing is below)
Turnaround Time: 2-3 Business Days