Dangerous contaminants could be affecting the water at your Gaithersburg, Maryland home right now. Unfortunately, water contamination is a common threat across Maryland and indeed the United States. That’s why it’s vital to have the water tested at your Gaithersburg home. With a water test you can uncover dangerous contaminants
Fortunately, if you live in Gaithersburg you can have your water tested for free. Atlantic Blue Water Services will test your home’s water at no charge. Our technicians are water testing professional and we use only the highest quality testing materials.
What Could a Water Test Uncover?
Unfortunately, many contaminants could be found in your water. Perhaps the most well-known water contaminants are heavy metals, which regularly make news headlines. The Flint Water crisis has been one of the most talked about water contamination events in recent memory.
While Flint got a lot of publicity, many other cities have been contaminated with heavy metals and other contaminants while never making the national news. Besides heavy metals, pathogens are another common contaminant. Salmonella, Legionella, and various other contaminants may be present in your water.
A pathogen could cause you to become severely ill and could even result in death. If a water test uncovers pathogens, however, you’ll be able to use filtration systems that are highly effective at removing them from your water.
Yet another common issue in Gaithersburg and across Maryland are forever chemicals, or PFAS. These chemicals are used in a huge range of applications and you’re exposed to them every day. Many medical experts are worried, however, that when PFAS chemicals make their way into your drinking water, it could pose a threat to your health.
Fertilizers and pesticides are yet other serious threats. There is a lot of farmland in Maryland and many farmers use fertilizers and pesticides to grow and protect their crops. When it rains or the fields are irrigated, there’s a risk that runoff will carry these chemicals into local water supplies in the Gaithersburg area.
Professional Water Testing Versus an At-Home Kit
Some people prefer a do-it-yourself approach and will buy a water test from the store or online. However, water testing can be tricky and it’s easy to get false readings if you’re not a professional. Further, a cheap at-home water will only test for a limited number of contaminants.
With professional water testing, the risk of false readings is much lower. Our water testing experts have been trained to perform water tests. The risk of a false reading is quite low and should a problem emerge, our experts will catch it.
Contact Atlantic Blue Water Services
Of course, professional water testing can get quite expensive. If you live in Gaithersburg, however, you’re in luck. We offer free at-home water testing to all Gaithersburg residents! If you’re worried about the quality of your drinking water, get in touch! We’ll send a water testing expert to your home and analyze your water. Schedule your test today by calling (410) 840-BLUE (2583).