Water Quality Testing

In a world increasingly concerned with environmental sustainability and health, the significance of accessing pure and safe drinking water cannot be overstated. HQ Water Solutions is your dedicated ally in this quest, offering comprehensive water quality testing services designed to ensure your water is not only safe but also contributes positively to your well-being.

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Why Water Quality is Paramount

Beyond water’s essential role in hydration and sanitation, water quality directly influences our health, the longevity of our appliances, and the condition of our skin and hair. At HQ Water Solutions, we understand these stakes deeply, driving our commitment to provide testing services that guarantee water safety and quality, protecting you and your loved ones.

Our Comprehensive Testing Process

Our approach is built on a foundation of transparency, accuracy, and excellence. Beginning with careful sample collection, we conduct thorough analyses using state-of-the-art technologies and methodologies. In addition to our water quality testing and analysis, we also provide independent third-party lab testing. Through our partnership with Simple Labs, we extend our capabilities to test for thousands of parameters, including specific areas of concern, potential issues highlighted by our preliminary testing, or items required for specific FHA/VA loans as part of the home-buying process.

In-depth Analysis of Water Contaminants

Our testing services are meticulously designed to cover a broad spectrum of specific contaminants, offering a clear view of your water’s quality and the steps necessary to improve it.

Advanced Water Testing Includes:

  • Microbial Contaminants
    Identifying total coliform bacteria, including E. coli, serves as an indicator of potential water contamination by human or animal waste, prompting necessary corrective actions.
  • Toxic Metals
    Testing for copper, lead, and uranium helps us to prevent the risks associated with these toxic metals, from metallic taste to serious health risks, including kidney toxicity and radiation exposure.
  • Organic Compounds & Heavy Metals
    We examine water for signs of arsenic, radon, and manganese, guarding against the diverse health impacts these substances can have, from carcinogenic risks to neurological damage.
  • Emerging Contaminants
    Never run out of salt again. Take advantage of our convenient salt delivery services for hassle-free maintenance.
  • And More!
    This is a small set of the things we have the ability to test for. When you reach out to us for water testing services, we will provide a custom estimate based on your concerns and testing needs.

Free Water Testing Includes:

  • Hardness & Iron
    We assess water for hardness and iron content, addressing common concerns such as skin irritation and appliance damage, with custom solutions to mitigate these effects.
  • Nitrates & Alkalinity
    High nitrate levels can be particularly harmful to infants, while alkalinity measurements help stabilize pH levels, contributing to the overall safety and palatability of your water.
  • Chemical Parameters
    From pH levels and total dissolved solids (TDS) to chlorine, we ensure your water maintains a delicate balance that is safe for consumption and pleasant in taste.
  • Copper
    Worried about copper in your water? We use specialized tests to measure copper levels and ensure your drinking water meets safety standards.
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Commit to Quality Water Today

The quality and safety of your water supply should never be left to chance. Contact HQ Water Solutions to schedule your free or comprehensive water quality testing service. Experience the difference of partnering with a leader in water purity and secure the health benefits of clean, safe water for your home or business.


My water tastes and smells great, why should I get it tested?

Fresh-tasting, odorless water is a great sign. However, even if your water seems perfectly fine, here at hq we recommend regular testing for several reasons. 

Peace of Mind: Public water supplies are monitored, but contaminants can sometimes be present as well as enter through private wells or even internal plumbing. A test can identify any potential issues before they become a health concern.

Hidden Contaminants: Some contaminants can be undetectable by taste or smell. Testing can reveal the presence of things like lead, nitrates, or bacteria, which can have negative health effects over time.

Optimizing Treatment: Even if your water is safe, a test can identify trace minerals that might be affecting taste or odor. This allows us to recommend a customized water treatment solution to further enhance your water’s quality and taste.

Protecting Your Investment: Hard water, for example, can damage pipes and appliances. Knowing your water’s mineral content allows us to suggest preventative measures to protect your plumbing system.

Think of a water test as a checkup for your home’s water supply. It’s a proactive way to ensure you and your family are always drinking the safest, healthiest water possible. We offer a variety of testing options to suit your needs. Contact us today to discuss your water and get a free consultation!

How long does a water test take?

20-30 minutes with results provided in your home. 

What should I test for?

At HQ, we understand that every water source has unique needs. Here’s how we can help you determine the right tests:

Source Specific: Depending on your water source (well or public), we might recommend tests for:

Wells: Bacteria, nitrates (from fertilizers), iron, hardness.

Public Water: Lead (if older pipes), disinfection byproducts, specific contaminants based on your area’s environmental reports.

Environmental Factors: If you live near farms, consider testing for nitrates and herbicides. Industrial facilities might warrant tests for specific chemicals.

Home Warning Signs: Certain color staining in fixtures (e.g., blueish-green = copper) can indicate specific contaminants.

Are water test strips accurate?

Water test strips can be a convenient and affordable way to get a general idea of your water quality, but it’s important to understand their limitations:

Accuracy: Test strips offer a qualitative assessment, meaning they indicate the presence or absence of a contaminant, but not always the exact concentration. They may also be less sensitive than laboratory testing methods.

Limited Scope: While they can detect common contaminants like chlorine, hardness, or pH, they may not test for a wide range of potential issues, especially specific contaminants you might be concerned about based on your location or water source.

User Dependence: Accurate results rely on following the instructions precisely, including proper dipping technique and reading the color chart within the specified timeframe.

What testing equipment do you use?

We use the most advanced systems and testing tools for precise measurements and accuracy. Along with certified and calibrated equipments we use physical parameters, chemical parameters, and biological parameters to test your home’s water. Our equipment provides results within minutes. Additional testing is available through our certified lab partners.

How often should I test my water?

The recommended testing frequency depends on your water source and potential risks. Here’s a general guideline:

Annually: This is a good baseline for most homes, especially for public water supplies and wells with routine maintenance. It checks for common contaminants like bacteria and nitrates.

Every 3-5 Years: If you have a public water supply and no history of issues, this might be sufficient.

More Frequently: Test more often if you have a well, especially a new well, or if there have been changes in your water source or plumbing. Consider testing after heavy rain events or if you experience taste or odor changes.

We recommend consulting with our water treatment specialists during your free consultation to determine the ideal testing frequency for your specific situation.

What does a water test cost?

Our company offers a free water test as a starting point. This test analyzes a range of common contaminants.

For more in-depth analysis of specific contaminants beyond the scope of the free test, additional verified lab testing might be recommended. The cost of these tests varies depending on the number and type of contaminants analyzed. We’ll provide a clear cost breakdown before proceeding with any additional testing.

Will my water taste better after treatment?

Many water treatment solutions can significantly improve the taste of your water! By removing contaminants that contribute to unpleasant tastes and odors, like chlorine or iron, your water can taste noticeably fresher and cleaner.

During your free consultation, we can discuss your specific water quality concerns and recommend treatment options that address taste improvement alongside other health and safety considerations.

Can a water test detect health risks?

Yes, a water test can identify contaminants that pose potential health risks. For example, high levels of lead, arsenic, or bacteria can be harmful if consumed over time.

Our water test analyzes for a variety of contaminants with established health risks. With the results, we can discuss any potential health concerns and recommend effective treatment options to ensure your water is safe for drinking and cooking.

What if I rent my home?

Even if you rent your home, it’s important to be aware of your water quality. While the landlord is responsible for maintaining the plumbing system, understanding your water’s makeup can empower you to make informed decisions.

We recommend discussing water quality with your landlord and potentially requesting a copy of any recent water test results. You can also consider having our free water test performed to gain a deeper understanding of your specific water at the rental property. There are still options to treat your water and ensure safe drinking water for your and your family!