Water Testing Greenbelt, MD
Water Testing Greenbelt, MD
Greenbelt is a great place to call home. Located near the University of Maryland (UMD) and Washington DC, many professionals, university students, and UMD staff call this DC suburb home. While housing is more affordable in Greenbelt than in many nearby areas, and the general quality of life is high, water quality can be an issue.
That’s why many Greenbelt residents are testing their water and seeking water treatment options. Fortunately, if you want a water test, you can contact Hague Quality Water, and we’ll send a technician to your home. Once there, our technician can perform a professional water quality test.
If any contaminants are found in your water, we’ll let you know. We can also help you find the right water filtration system to remove or mitigate the contaminants found in your water. Let’s take a look at some of the many pollutants we’ll be looking for and why they might pose a threat to your health.
Health Contaminants That Could Be Present in Greenbelt Maryland
First, do you know where your water comes from? If you rely on tap water, you’re most likely getting it from the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC). The WSSC goes to great lengths to provide clean water. However, the WSSC relies on the Patuxent and Potomac Rivers, both of which have suffered from water quality issues over the years.
If you get your water from a well, there’s always a risk that the local groundwater has been contaminated. What could be affecting your water? Let’s take a look.
First, Maryland is home to a large agricultural industry. While agriculture provides jobs and food for many, fertilizer runoff could contaminate your water. Fertilizers, meanwhile, have been tied to increased risks of cancer.
Maryland is also home to a vibrant military industry. The many military bases found around the state help keep America safe. However, PFAS forever chemicals have contaminated many bases and may make their way into local water supplies.
Heavy metals, including lead and chromium 6, may also be present in your water. Chromium 6 can be produced by industrial activities. Maryland has a rich history in industry. While this has provided jobs and other opportunities, your tap water may contain dangerous heavy metals.
Pathogens pose another risk. Bacteria, viruses, and other microbes could be present in your water. They could make you sick and even lead to hospitalization. In a worst-case scenario, pathogens can kill people.
Many other contaminants could be present in your water. Make sure you talk to a water specialist about any specific concerns you have.
Free Professional Testing Right at Your Home
Even if you’re confident that your water is clean, you should have it tested. At Hague Quality Water, ensuring that everyone has access to healthy water is our priority. That’s why we provide free water testing right at your home.
You could order an at-home water testing kit. However, this kit will likely cost $20 or more and won’t test for as many contaminants as a professional test. Further, it’s easy to get a false negative or perform the test wrong.
With a professional test, you don’t have to worry about any of the above. We’ll test your water for free and let you know if we find anything. If contaminants are present, we can help you remove them with a water filter such as the Hague WaterMax® BEQ. This water filter efficiently removes any impurities that may be present, ensuring you and your family have access to fresh and clean water. To schedule a water test and to learn more about our water treatment options, please call us at (443) 230-5888.