Category: Water Testing FAQ - WNC Independent Labs - Page 2
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....
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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....
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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.
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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.
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