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Water Testing Service

Serving Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx & Manhattan
NY State Home Inspector License #16000066020

Water Testing Services

It is important that all water tests be performed by a certified water testing laboratory. 

We use certified laboratories right here in New York City .

Symptom include
Pollutants to Test For
Light brown stains, metallic taste
Iron, Manganese
Black specks or stains
Manganese, Iron
White or gray film, damaged to hot water heater
Salty taste
Blue-green stains, metallic taste, especially early in the morning, small leaks in metal plumbing
pH, Corrosivity Index, Copper, Lead

Water Testing Available

Aluminum Importance: Causes metallic-tasting water. Sources: Some naturally occurrinng
Arsenic Importance: May cause cancer and produce other serious health effects. Sources: Naturally occurring, but most from mining activities.
Bacteria (Total Coliform and E. Coli) Importance: May cause gastrointestinal illnesses and cause water to have bad taste or odor. Sources: Surface water, septic systems and animal wastes.
Barium Importance: May cause hypertension and other health effects. Sources: Mostly from deep brines from gas/oil well drilling; may also occur from industrial activities.
Chloride Importance: Causes salty tasting water; corrosion and blackening of steel. Sources: Mostly Some naturally occurring, but primarily from gas/oil well drilling brines or road salt
Copper Importance: Causes blue-green stains; bitter metallic tasting water; gastrointestinal upset; liver and kidney damage. Sources: Most from corrosion of copper plumbing; more rarely from industrial waste sites.
Corrosivity Importance: Causes metallic-tasting water; blue green stains, leaky pipes in homes with copper plumbing. Sources: Most is naturally occurring; some due to mining activities.
Fluoride Importance: May cause bone damage and discoloration of teeth. Sources: Naturally occurring; present in some industrial wastes.
Hardness Importance: Causes whitish-gray residue when water is heated; decreased life of water heater elements; increased use of soap. Sources: Naturally occurring in many areas, especially where limestone occurs.
Iron Importance: May cause orange, brown stains; metallic-tasting water. Sources: Naturally occurring or from mining activities.
Lead Importance: Many serious health effects; often found in associate with copper. Sources: Primary source is metal plumbing; more rarely from industrial wastes.
Manganese Importance: Causes black stains; gives water metallic taste. Sources: naturally occurring or from mining activities.
Mercury Importance: May cause kidney and central nervous system damage. Sources: Naturally occurring; various industrial wastes.
Nitrate Nitrogen Importance: Causes blue-baby syndrome in infants. Sources: Fertilizers, animal wastes, septic systems.
pH Importance: When low, causes bitter, metallic taste, corrosion and leaks in metal pipes; when high, causes slippery feeling water with soda taste and leads to scale deposits. Sources: Naturally controlled, but may be impacted by mining activities.
Sulfate-sulfur Importance: Causes bitter medicinal-tasting water; laxative effect. Sources: Naturally occurring, mining activities.
Total dissolved solids Importance: Causes cloudy and/or bad-tasting water. Sources: Naturally occurring, but may be caused by any land-use changes.
Total suspended solids Importance: Causes cloudy or muddy-looking, bad-tasting water. Sources: Can occur naturally after heavy rain, but most comes from land disturbance activities such as construction and mining.


Nearly 50 million Americans, including 53million children, spend five or more days a week in school buildings.  Because exposure to lead can cause serious health problems, particularly for young children, school officials need to know if the water consumed by students, teachers, and staff contains elevated levels of lead.

Although public water systems which supply water to most schools may meet EPA’s lead standards, lead can still get into school drinking water.  As water moves through a school’s plumbing system, lead can leach into the drinking water from plumbing materials and fixtures that contain lead.  Testing is the ONLY WAY for schools to know if there are elevated levels of lead in a facility’s drinking water.

Potential Sources of Lead and Copper in Drinking Water:

  • Lead solder

  • Lead pipe and pipe fittings

  • Fixtures, valves, meters and other system components containing brass

  • Sediments.

Water Testing Service

Vincent Fundaro (516)242-9556
11 Starlight Lane, Levittown, NY 11756
510 Drew Street, Brooklyn, NY 11208
NY State Home Inspector License #16000066020
InterNACHI Certified Professional Home Inspector ®
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