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WATER PUMPS, TANKS, TESTS, WELLS, REPAIRS
WATER CONTAMINANT LEVELS
WATER HAMMER NOISE DIAGNOSE & CURE
WATER ODORS, CAUSE CURE
WATER PUMP REPAIR GUIDE
WATER PRESSURE LOSS DIAGNOSIS & REPAIR
WATER PUMP SHORT CYCLING
WATER SOFTENERS & CONDITIONERS
WATER TANK REPAIR PROCEDURES
WATER TANK: USES, TROUBLESHOOTING
WATER TESTS, CONTAMINANTS, TREATMENT
WATER TREATMENT EQUIPMENT CHOICES
WELLS CISTERNS & SPRINGS
WELL FLOW RATE
WELL WATER PRESSURE DIAGNOSIS
WELL YIELD IMPROVEMENT
WINTERIZE A BUILDING
This article explains & lists the water contaminants covered in a comprehensive plus pesticides water test.
What drinking water contamination tests should you order? This website describes the types of water testing available, outlines common water test fees, describes the details of what parameters are included in various water test options, and gives advice to assist you in deciding what tests to order.
Also see our longer article Water Quality Testing, and advice for home buyers and building owners where we describe water contaminants, water test procedures, well shock procedures, preventing drinking water contamination, and Cheating on water tests (how to avoid getting duped) in that document.
Also see Pesticide Exposure Hazards for a wider discussion of pesticide exposure hazards in buildings.
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This article lists the water test parameters likely to be employed if one has reason to suspect that a property or well has been treated or contaminated with pesticides. Readers should note that there are two broad groups of pesticide (such as DDT) tests that may be ordered from most labs.
The choice of pesticide test group depends on the history of the property and whether or not an older or more recent collection of pesticides are suspected of having been employed. Be sure to review actual parameters with your home inspector or laboratory: parameters and costs vary.
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