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While water systems work hard to ensure that water safe to drink, it doesn’t mean that your water 100% free from microorganisms. Bacteria, virus, and other pathogen contamination may still be lurking in your water. Read on to learn the signs and symptoms of waterborne pathogen contamination and how to test for it.

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New York Times’ Wirecutter has named Tap Score the “best water quality test kit for your home”. Tap Score testing not only offers accurate results for over 1000+ contaminants, but also includes easy-to-understand reports, explanations of potential health risks, unbiased treatment recommendations, and unparalleled support.

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PFAS have been present in consumer goods for 70+ years, though PFAS exposures through food and water only became a topic of research 20 years ago. Thus, methods for analyzing PFAS in drinking water are still being developed. In this piece, we answer the most common questions our customers ask about PFAS testing.

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Residential water filtration products will claim to remove different contaminants from your water, but how do you know they’re working? The only way to truly know is to test your water. Read on to learn the best way to check if you water filter is working efficiently.

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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 to interpret units for measuring chemical, biological, radiological, and other contaminants that you may encounter on a water quality report.

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There are limitless reasons why people test their drinking water. Whether you want to find the cause of an unusual color or smell, to choose an appropriate water treatment system, or are simply curious about what flows from your tap–beginning the process can be daunting. We can help guide the process.

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IDL, LOD, MDL, PQL, LOQ… 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 you want to know how low of a concentration your laboratory’s instruments can “see”. Here's an analogy of sailboats and the rough sea can help explain laboratory detection levels so that you can better understand your Tap Score Water Quality Report.

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