At Integral Choice Corp., we have extensive experience in dealing with mold problems, air quality issues, and water contamination, and you can count on us to provide the effective solutions you need. In this article, we will focus on our water testing services and go over a few signs that your water may be contaminated—if you notice any of these things happening on your property, you should give us a call to have your water tested as soon as possible.
• Discoloration. Your water should always be colorless and transparent. If it starts to look rusty or cloudy, or to take on a yellow or brown hue, then something is definitely wrong, and we encourage you to schedule water testing services as soon as possible to determine what is causing the problem.
• Foul Smells. If your water starts to smell bad, then you should get it tested right away. In particular, you should be concerned if your water ever starts to smell like sulfur. If your water comes from a shared groundwater supply, then the sulfur-y stench could be caused by chemical reactions in the soil, but if you have a private well, then the sulfur smell is likely caused by bacterial contamination.
• Illness. Another sign that you need water testing services is members of your household or staff becoming ill. Contaminated water can spread a variety of illnesses, ranging from moderate stomach issues to deadly diseases, such as dysentery, cholera, E. Coli, and more. If many people in your home or business are becoming seriously ill within a short span of time and the illness is not linked to an airborne disease, then water testing might reveal the underlying cause.