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Have you stumbled into an advertisement for a free water test? Chances are that someone just wants to get in your home. Water treatment companies know that the easiest way to sell you $5,000+ worth of water treatment equipment is to begin by sending a salesperson in through your front door with a “free water testing kit.” Despite appearances, these free water tests hardly perform any more analysis on your water than a wet finger in the wind. Don't get scammed.

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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 your head (and search Google for hours), we’ve assembled this easy guide to help you understand what important water properties mean.

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As summer approaches, warm days spent by the pool are certainly something to look forward to.  Keeping your pool clean is crucial to staying safe and ensuring a safe summer of swimming. To help you maintain a healthy pool, we're here to debunk common myths about chlorine, that typical "pool smell," and more.

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Tap Score offers you an easy way to test your water in a professional laboratory. However, for many types of bacteria and other biological contaminants in drinking water, it is prohibitively expensive to ship the necessary volumes of water overnight in the mail and at the right temperature. To make bacterial testing more affordable and still accurate, SimpleLab Tap Score offers customers professional grade self-testing kits for biological contamination. Learn about the differences among our bacterial at-home tests! 

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It is important to periodically check the health of your drinking water. Nobody disputes that. Whether you are served by a private well or a local water utility, buying a laboratory-based water test online is one of the easiest ways to get a clear picture of your water quality. Read on for 5 simple "need-to-know" facts about buying water tests online.

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While there are a lot of great resources regarding water quality reports, the only sure-fire way to really know what’s in your water is to test it yourself. That’s where Tap Score comes in. Our Advanced City Water Test will give you answers if you are unsure.

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There are thousands of acronyms used by the EPA, water engineers, and public health practitioners. When it comes to understanding them all–it is no surprise that many folks get confused. We're here to provide clarity on some of these important water-related acronyms that you'll see over and over again.

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