One of the most important things a home inspector looks for during a home inspection is the water supply. Water sampling is also important to identify any potential sources of contamination, such as lead pipes or contaminated well water. If you need a home inspection, please contact Reliable Home Inspections today. Our team would be happy to help you identify any potential water damage risks in your home and provide you with a full report. Water sampling is quick and easy, and it could save you a lot of trouble in the long run. When it comes to your home, don’t take any chances – let Reliable Home Inspections help you protect your investment.
Water sampling is the process of taking a representative sample of water for analysis or testing. There are a number of reasons why water may be sampled, including:
Some common water-borne diseases include cholera, typhoid, and hepatitis A. These diseases are all caused by the ingestion of contaminated water and can be deadly if not treated. Symptoms of water-borne diseases vary depending on the disease but often include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and fever.
In Alberta, it is not uncommon for traces of lead to be found in drinking water. Lead can enter the water supply through leaching from old lead pipes, or from contact with lead-based paint. Exposure to high levels of lead can cause a range of health problems, including:
If you are concerned about the quality of your water, you can have it tested by a certified home inspector. Water sampling is usually a simple and straightforward process, and the results of the analysis can give you peace of mind that your water is safe to drink. Always test your water before buying a new property.