Category: Home Maintenance - WNC Independent Labs
August is National Water Quality Month
August 1, 2022
Which is a good reminder that you should test your well water at least once a year.
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Happy Drinking Water Week :)
May 3, 2022
Its Drinking Water Week! We offer water tests for buyers and homeowners who use a well or a spring – The EPA says you should test for bacteria at least once a year! We also offer well chlorinations if your water has bacteria, well inspections to make sure your well is up to code and....
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Why should I test my well water? We haven’t noticed any problems.
February 4, 2022
Homeowners should test their well water on a regular basis.  Well (and especially spring water) can change over time, even suddenly.  It can be effected by environmental factors such as weather, age/condition of well/spring components, and sometimes it just changes for no discernable reason. Total Coliform and E. coli can get into wells/springs and build....
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The house already has a radon mitigation system – do we need a radon test?
January 31, 2022
YES! A radon test should be done every year or two to ensure that the mitigation system is still working properly. They have mechanical motors and just like any motor they eventually wear out. We have also seen systems that were turned off or unplugged (usually because someone didn’t realize what it was).
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How often do I need to pump my septic tank?
January 29, 2022
The NC Laws and Rules say: a) Any person owning or controlling the property upon which a ground absorption sewage treatment and disposal system is installed shall be responsible for the following items regarding the maintenance of the system:(2) Ground absorption sewage treatment and disposal systems shall be checked, and the contents of the septic tank....
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How often should I test my well water?
January 26, 2022
The CDC recommends testing the well water at least once a year. (See “Why should it test my water” for more information.)
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What is radon? Why should we test for Radon?
January 12, 2022
According to the CDC: “Radon is a colorless, tasteless, odorless, radioactive gas. It occurs naturally and is produced by the breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water.” and “Uranium is found in small amounts in most rocks and soil. It slowly breaks down to other products such as radium, which breaks down to radon.”....
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