Essential Water Test
This professional laboratory test is designed to target the most harmful and prevalent contaminants in Canadian drinking water. Safeguard your home from old plumbing, naturally occurring hazards, industrial waste from agriculture, oil and gas, illegal dumping, and other sources. View full test details below.
All shipping and testing occurs in Canada. Costs are currently displayed in USD.
Contaminants this tests for▾
Alkalinity (as CaCO3), Conductivity, Hardness, LSI, pH, SAR, Silica, Total Dissolved Solids, Total Hardness, Turbidity
Metals & Minerals
Aluminum, Antimony, Arsenic, Barium, Boron, Cadmium, Calcium, Chromium (Total), Cobalt, Copper, Iron, Lead, Magnesium, Manganese, Nickel, Potassium, Selenium, Sodium, Strontium, Uranium, Vanadium, Zinc
Chloride, Fluoride, Nitrate (as N), Nitrite, Sulfate
Coliform & E.Coli tested for Presence / Absence
Testing for hydrogen sulfide at home
Testing for H2S: Unlike most other chemical and biological tests included in this testing package, the H2S (hydrogen sulfide) test is best conducted by you at the tap. Your package will include an H2S test strip and instructions for entering those results online on your Report Dashboard.
View example report▾
When testing is complete, you will receive a Tap Score Water Quality Report including a comprehensive analysis of all test results, health impacts, treatment options, and household water appliance risks. If all you want is the raw result data, we can do that too. This mini-tour highlights some of what makes Tap Score unique.
Understand the meaning of your results in one quick glance. Can you rest easy or is there something to be concerned about?
The report summarizes the most trustworthy research available on the potential health effects of each contaminant detected.
What's that smell?
The potential sources of any strange tastes, colors, or smells in your water are also analyzed.
Who is this for? (Canada Only)▾
This package is designed for Canadian customers who:
- Are served by a private or shared well or a water utility they have doubts about.
- Live in an older home or an area served by old plumbing.
- Have a septic tank near the well or other source of potential bacterial contamination.
- Are concerned about runoff from agricultural activity.
- Have young children or other vulnerable individuals in their home.
How it works▾
Testing packages include sterilized water sampling vial(s), cold pack (where applicable), return shipping, testing instructions, sample information card, and padding for the contents.
Please note that unless otherwise specified, each product is intended for a single sampling location.
Once the lab receives your box, your personalized Tap Score Report will arrive by email within 5 business days.
By default, this broad-based chemical and biological water quality screening package is designed to provide you with general information about your water for personal use. Each report includes analysis for specific numerical concentration levels of each contaminant and details about the potential sources and health effects associated with each parameter. We are not medical doctors and Tap Score does not provide medical advice. For medical concerns always consult your doctor. As an informational water quality test, this package is not meant for state or federal compliance water testing. If you or your organization requires compliance with State or Federal Law, or compliance with a particular regulatory requirement then you must contact our support team and we will use the appropriate certified laboratory facilities to ensure your compliance testing requirements are met. For more information about Tap Score informational testing and certification options click here.
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