Category: Water Testing - WNC Independent Labs - Page 2
Arranging access with the seller
January 14, 2022
If you are buying a house (or are a buyer’s agent) ordering services with us: Please let us know if you have (or are) a buyer’s agent. Please let us know if you would like us to copy your agent on everything.If it’s listed in Canopy MLS (Buncombe, Henderson, Haywood, Madison, etc) – we can....Read More
Where do you collect the sample for the water test?
January 13, 2022
(For Springs not connected to a house, creeks, etc, see the question for that item.) Our default location for collection is somewhere in or on the house- an outside hose spigot, kitchen sink, bathroom sink or tub, etc. This is where most lenders want it collected from, this is where the EPA recommends to collect....Read More
Radon Water Testing
January 7, 2022
According to the CDC, “Radon is a colorless, tasteless, odorless, radioactive gas”. The CDC also says “High levels of dissolved radon are found in the groundwater in some areas flowing through granite”; however, it also says “Showering, washing dishes, and laundering can disturb the water and release radon gas into the air you breathe”. Radon....Read More
Do we need to do anything before you collect the sample for the water test?
January 4, 2022
The water and power must be on and the house cannot be winterized. Our default location for collection is somewhere in or on the house (see Where do you collect the sample), therefore the house cannot be winterized and the power and water must be on to the house. A modern well needs power to....Read More
How do you collect the sample for water testing?
January 2, 2022
We follow EPA collections procedures which includes running the water and sterilizing the spigot/faucet before we collect the sample for water testing. We do not accept consumer collected samples.Read More
How can I bring my sample to you for a water test?
January 1, 2022
We do not accept consumer collected samples. For the bacteria water test, a sterile bottle must be used and if the person collecting it is not properly trained it is very easy to contaminate the test.Read More
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