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General Chemistry of Water
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General Chemistry of Water

There are many technical terms surrounding the general properties of your drinking water, but this shouldn’t stop you from knowing your water’s fundamental chemistry. Rather than leaving you to scratch...

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Water Science Articles

What To Do About Acidic Well Water

What To Do About Acidic Well Water

A common issue that you may uncover when you get your well water tested is that it’s acidic. But what does it mean to have acidic well water? And how...

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Lab Tests vs. Test Strips—What’s The Best Water Test For You in 2022?

Lab Tests vs. Test Strips—What’s The Best Water Test For You in 2022?

With so many water test options available though, making the right decision can be a daunting task. In this crash course we’ll be covering the two most popular water test...

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Tap Score Laboratory Certifications

Tap Score Lab Certifications

Laboratory certification in the water quality industry is as important as it is confusing. Here we try to disentangle the many threads of laboratory accreditation and certification so that you...

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Tap Score Algorithm

How Does the Tap Score Algorithm Work?

Developed by SimpleLab, the Tap Score algorithm evaluates the potential health, aesthetic, and plumbing effects of your lab-submitted water sample, providing a rigorous yet clear picture of your water quality...

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Scaling and Corrosion in Water

Scale, Corrosion, and Plumbing

The interaction between your pipes and the water flowing through them can be a complex mixture of physical, chemical, and biological processes. In this piece, we focus on: corrosion and...

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What is limescale?

What’s the White Residue on My Fixtures?

Do you see white residue on your faucets, shower heads, and just about any surface your water touches? We’re here to tell you: it’s not harmful to your health, it...

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Laboratory Detection Limits Explained

Laboratory Detection Limits Explained

All laboratory testing instruments and methods have an inherent minimum detection level–a concentration below which an instrument fails to measure something reliably. If you’re doing a laboratory water test then...

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What do the units on a water quality report mean?

How To Interpret Water Testing Units

Water contaminants are measured using a variety of units depending on what fits best. From PPM to CFU/mL to pCi/L–we know it can be confusing. Read on to learn how...

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