Hardness Water Test

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Hardness Water Test

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Recommended 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.

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$ 55.00

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Hardness Water Test

Is this the right test for you?

What our scientists say:

“ Hardness is naturally caused by minerals that dissolve into water as it passes through soil and rocks. While there are no known health effects of hard water, it can dry out skin and hair, as well as lead to soap scum rings and white spots on fixtures. "

This is the right test if you:

    • Water leaves white spots, film, or scaling on fixtures and dishes.
    • Laundry appears yellow, grey, or less bright.
    • Water dries out skin and/or hair.
    • Water prevents soap from lathering.
About This Contaminant

How it works

  • Collect Sample

    1. Collect Sample

    We ship you everything you need to test your drinking water, including a guide on how to collect your sample.

  • Ship to Lab

    2. Ship to Lab

    Send your sample back to us for rigorous, certified, independent testing. The shipping’s on us!

  • Get Report

    3. Get Report

    After our labs analyze your sample, we’ll send you a full report on what's in your water and what to do next.

What’s inside your testing kit?

Sampling Instructions

Every test comes with step by step instructions on how to prepare your water source, collect your water sample, and prepare your sample for return shipment to our labs.

Collection Bottles

Your kit includes all the bottles, tubes or vials necessary to collect your water sample. For most kits, however, there is only one collection bottle needed.

Sample Information Card

Your kit includes a postcard that asks for a few details about how and where you collected your sample (i.e. kitchen faucet). Just fill it out, drop it in the return box, and we'll do the rest.

Prepaid Shipping Label

Shipping is always on us. This package includes a prepaid return shipping label to the lab. Just stick the provided label on the outside of the box and drop it in the mail.

Return Container (If Applicable)

Some of our tests require your water sample to be cold when it reaches our labs. If this applies to your test, the proper refrigeration items will be included.

Your custom
Tap Score
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After our certified labs receive and test your water sample, we will email your custom Tap Score Report, a simple digital tool that helps you understand exactly what’s in your water and what you can do about it.

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Customer Kudos

"It was easy and gave us a lot of good details. We learned that we do not have arsenic in our well water. We also learned our water is super hard and the report actually said "do not water your plants with this water, it will kill them" I just thought I sucked at growing plants, it's nice to know its not me, it's the hard water."

AMAZON CUSTOMER

"This test is worth it. It is the same price or cheaper than any lab I've seen, but you just mail it in. The results were were extremely detailed and the online interface is very user-friendly and easy to understand."

AMAZON CUSTOMER

Simple interface and useful information make this a good value. I live in a 1956 airspace condo with good pipes but bad maintenance, so for everyone’s peace of mind I went ahead and got this done (and also previously ran basic asbestos tests on the plasterboard and ceiling popcorn. We’re all good here!

— C. FISHER

Amazon Customer

The testing done is superior to what we had done by a local company. This makes it an excellent value for those of us that are on our own wells. If you want a water test that is outstanding check these folks out.

— TOM G.

Amazon Customer

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What's the turnaround time?

Most people receive results within 3-5 business days after the lab receives their sample. However, some tests may require additional analytical time so be sure to check each kit’s product page for the most accurate estimate.

What will my report include?

Your report will rank your water against local and federal safety benchmarks, provide a thorough breakdown of any contaminants detected and how they may be affecting your health or plumbing, and provide non-biased treatment recommendations.

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