It is obvious that in rough weather condition nobody will jump on the streets with just a shorts on. The very minute we see rain clouds on the sky, we are taking the umbrellas and water coats. We do similary when going out on a cold winter day. We wear warm clothes. Why do we do that? To protect ourselves. To prevent us from catching illness and being out of action.
We care about our protection and safety. We prevent from being cought. But quite frankly we care about our external protection. Our gear, our wear. And what about our internal protection?
We come from outside and drink water. But is this water safe to drink? Will it force life to our system or will it try to take it back? Are you sure that your home water is safe? If you have any doubts you should make a full water analysis. Specialists in this area like Springsoft.ie performs checks in all newly dug wells and advise a full chemical and bacteriological tests. This is to ensure you are not consuming any contaminants that are harmful to your health or that there are no chemicals or metals present that may damage your appliances, pipes or heating system. And most important – your health!
If you are on the mains supply you can request the details of the most recent water analysis directly from your local county council.
What types of water test analysis can be done?
Basic water testing – As part of our site surveys our engineers can do basic testing for indications of the presence of calcium (limescale), iron & manganese, and PH levels. However this is a basic indication test and cannot identify specific levels of these issues nor can Springsoft engineers test for bacteria on site.
Laboratory Water Analysis – both the chemical and bacteriological analysis below must be carried out by a fully accredited lab.
Full Chemical Analysis – A full chemical analysis will give specific results in parts-per-million of a range of items in your water. These include calcium, iron, manganese, ammonia, nitrates etc. Once you have these details it is possible to compare against the advised levels and identify whether it is an issue for consumption.
Full Bacteriological Analysis – A full bacteriological analysis will identify any bacteria present in your supply. Examples of bacteria that can be found in well and mains water include cryptosporidium and E-Coli.
Did you know that, under certain conditions, you can apply for a grant of up to 75% for water treatment to privately owned wells. There are a number of conditions you must meet in order to qualify. One of these conditions is relative to what is contained in your water supply. In order to be considered you must have a full chemical and bacteriological test carried out in order to see if any specific level is above the County Council recommended levels.
Harmful particulates are present in almost every water system and every water network in the World. They are present in Ireland as well. Don’t let them catch you first. Ask for a detailed water analysis if you have any doubts about the condition of your water. Don’t put the health of yourself and your family at stake. The risk is just too great.