Hardness Water Test
Recommended by SimpleLab™ for targeted testing of hardness level in drinking water.Water is normally considered “hard” if it contains high levels of dissolved and positively charged minerals, such as calcium and magnesium. It is estimated that 85% of U.S. drinking water has some degree of hardness and while it is not a health hazard, it can have nuisance/aesthetic effects.
Signs of hardness include clogged pipes through the formation of mineral deposits (also called "scale), white buildup and residue on fixtures, inability to form a lather or sudsing of soap, damage and malfunctions of water-related equipment like heaters, kettles, and cooling towers.
This Tap Score water test package provides all required materials to properly collect and submit a sample for certified laboratory testing. Reported results will include detailed, quantified analysis of hardness by SM 2340B (or equivalent).
Testing includes: Hardness.
Report analysis includes: Health-risk assessment, potential plumbing and aesthetic issues (taste, odor, appearance), comparison to any regulatory limits and/or public health guidelines, and unbiased treatment recommendations.
Contaminants this tests for▾
This testing package is designed to test your sample for:
How it works▾
This mail-in laboratory testing package includes:
- sampling vial(s)
- sampling instructions
- prepaid return shipping label
- sample information card/chain of custody document
- shipping container
Once the lab receives the sample, your personalized Tap Score Report will arrive by email within 5 business days.
Each testing package is intended for one sample from a single location, unless otherwise specified.
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 SimpleLab 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 SimpleLab informational testing and certification options click here.