Krause Home Inspection Service, Inc. offers several varieties of water testing and analysis all of which is completed using a PADEP certified laboratory. The bacteria analysis generally takes 3 to 5-days to receive results while the remaining packages will average 5 to 10-days.
Coliform Bacteria Only.....($ 75)
Package 2 .....( $170)
Coliform bacteria, Nitrate, Nitrite, Lead
Package 2 water testing is required for FHA/VA and most other government backed loans
Package 3 ..... ($ 250)
Coliform bacteria, Nitrate, Nitrite, Lead, Total dissolved solids, Hardness, PH
Package 4..... ($ 300)
Coliform bacteria, Nitrate, Nitrite, Lead, Total dissolved solids, Hardness, PH, Copper, Manganese, Iron
Hardness (CaCo3)can cause mineral deposits in water heaters and pipes, plus film on sinks and bathtubs.
pH (electrometric potential)water with pH less than 6.5 or greater than 8.0 can cause corrosion problems in plumbing, reduce flow and eventually clogging shut.
Iron gives water a metallic taste, stains clothing, sinks, bathtubs, etc.
Lead health effects include: reduced mental capacity, interference with kidney and neurological functions, and hearing loss.
Nitrate as (NO3)and Nitrite - excessive concentrations can cause methmoglobinemia (blue baby syndrome)
Conductivity measurement of dissolved inorganic material in water. May have health effects and can cause an objectionable mineral taste.