Well water can become contaminated at any time without your knowledge. Common causes include a breach of the well or septic system, livestock waste, agricultural and lawn chemicals, and naturally occurring elements. Most often you can’t taste a contaminant, and you can’t smell it, but it can be there! Only through testing can you be assured of a continued supply of clean, safe water. Many state and federal authorities recommend private wells be tested at least once a year to ensure the continued safety of the water.
Our test results will reveal the type of contaminants, the level of contamination, and current levels accepted by state authorities. Abendroth Water makes testing simple, fast and affordable.
Using a Wisconsin lab with state certification since 1985, we can test your water for the most common contaminants found in local wells, such as bacteria, nitrates and arsenic. We can also test for any number of other contaminants, including Volatile Organic Chemicals (petroleum and solvent contamination) or Radionuclide issues such as radium and radon gas.
We also provide certified well and septic system inspections from our team of fully licensed and insured inspectors. Annual inspections provide you with confidence in the safety of your system, and help head-off problems and related repair costs. Annual inspections are especially important before you buy or sell a home.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Is well water safe to drink?
How can I tell if my well water is safe?
Can I test my water at home?
How often should I have my well tested?
How long will it take to get the results?
How much will a water test cost me?
Can I clean & sanitize my well myself?
Tests & Test Fees
Our Fees include the following services:
- Service call to your location with a Certified Water Specialist.
- Proper sample bottles specific to your water test.
- Labor & Misc materials to perform the test.
- UPS Overnight freight to our Laboratory
- Testing of the sample
- Duplicate copies of the report
- Reporting to the DNR when applicable
- ***Please call for updated information and pricing***
- Coliform Bacteria
- Mercury (Total)
- Nitrogen (Ammonia)
- Phosphorus (Ortho)
- Phosphorus (Total)
- Total Dissolved Solids
Other inorganics available upon request. *Tests may require up to 1-2 weeks
- Gross Alpha/Beta Screening for presence of radioactivity in water
- Radium 226 and 228 Recommended if gross alpha/beta is high
- Total Uranium Recommended if gross alpha is very high
- Radon 3-7 Day (Air) Test for radioactive gas in the air
- Radon 90 Day (Air) Test for radioactive gas in the air
- Radon (In Water) Test for radon in water