Did you know Five Star Plumbing offers free water testing in the Baltimore area on basic water tests, including Baltimore County, Harford County, Cecil County and Howard County? If you have a well, the Environmental Protection Agency recommends getting your water tested once a year or more often if you notice changes in the color, taste or smell of your well water.Of course, we also offer water testing if you are on municipal water.

Professional water testing with a licensed plumber tests for a number of contaminants:

  • Acid
  • Arsenic
  • Bacteria
  • Chemical and fertilizer runoff
  • coli
  • Gasoline
  • Heavy metals
  • Iron
  • Lead
  • Nitrates
  • Pesticides
  • Radium
  • Radon
  • Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
  • And more

If your well is located close to a farm or livestock operation, septic system, industrial complex, manufacturing site or dry cleaners, you need to be extra vigilant and get your water tested each year to ensure it is safe to drink and use.

Signs You May Have Contaminated Water

Water contaminants aren’t always detectable without water testing, but there are some obvious signs of a problem. If you notice any of these, call your plumber right away.

  • Foul odor, including the smell of rotten eggs, chlorine, gas, mold or fish
  • Different taste, including metallic, chemical or salty
  • Brown or orange stains on sinks, toilets or tubs

Some contaminants can be hazardous to your health, so be sure to call a plumber to get your water quality tested. You can go with the basic FREE water test or for a nominal fee get the more advanced water test, recommended for customers with wells. You can callFive Star Plumbing today at 410-836-0118. Whatever problems turn up with water testing, we can address those issues to get you the clean drinking water you and your family need. And if water testing shows no contaminants, you get peace of mind, knowing your water is safe to drink.