Well Water Testing: When and How Often Do You Really Need It?

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If you’re one of the millions of people across the United States who depend on well water for their drinking and household needs, you’ve likely had your water tested at least once. However, for many people, well water testing is something they do to secure loans to buy or build their home, and once they have the passing results they need, they never think about testing their water again.

Well Water Testing: When and How Often Do You Really Need It?

At Florida Water Professionals, we encourage all our customers who have wells to consider testing their water more than just at the initial stages of homeownership. Routine well water testing on an annual or biannual basis is ideal for keeping track of your water quality and catching any contaminants before they have a chance to make you or your loved ones ill. However, there are a few circumstances where you may want to consider testing your well water outside of your regular schedule.

The most obvious sign that indicates you need well water testing is a noticeable change in the color, taste, or smell of your water. These changes indicate that something has caused the water quality to change, and to pinpoint the cause, you’ll need to have your water tested. Additionally, if you know that significant changes are being made to the land around your property, such as residential development, agricultural use, construction, or industrial development, you should have your well water tested to ensure that these changes have not introduced any dangerous contaminants to your water source.

The last situation we’ll cover in this post is additions to your family or household. Well water testing is highly advisable if a member of the household becomes pregnant since pregnant people and newborns are particularly vulnerable. Other high-risk demographics include the elderly and those with weakened immune systems.

By taking the necessary precautions and being vigilant about well water testing, you can help protect your loved ones from the dangers of contaminated water.