At Home Water Test Kit Review + GIVEAWAY!
I grew up in Maine, where the water was clean, plentiful, and well-drawn. I was never afraid to take too long of showers, or tasted a weird aftertaste in my drinking water - I was blessed in childhood with a gift I didn't understand was a gift at all. As an adult living in a rapidly growing city, I am acutely aware of the facts surrounding water. There is not a ton of it, especially here, and what there is isn't always great for drinking. Glossing over the fact that many, many people do not have access to clean drinking water here, clearly. That being said, even those of us who can afford to pay for city water to get pumped in don't always get a great product - sometimes, it's not even something you recognize as water. Luckily, where we live now the city is pretty diligent and the water isn't TOO atrocious. Of course, you can still usually taste the contaminants and cleaners in the water, but at least that means they're trying to clean it. Right? It can be scary relying on the city or state to inform you of what's going on - remember Flint, MI? (Yeah, that's still happening. ) So be a conscientious citizen and check your drinking water for yourself!
We were sent the ultimate at-home water testing kit to try out from TestAssured, which includes 10 different water contaminant tests that are easy to administer and gives you results within 10 minutes for every test included - except bacteria, which takes 48 hours for full results. This one test kit includes all of the following water tests:
And guys- it couldn't have been easier. You just add a little water here, do a little shake there and BAM - the clear, color-coded charts will let you know what's in your drinking water! It works with well water, city/municipal water, tap, well water, residential drinking water, groundwater and spring water sources, and all of the tests are made right here in the USA. Plus, all of their products come with a 100% money back guarantee and they have GREAT customer service - they're been a joy to work with, and judging by the reviews on their website, they always are!
So how'd my city tap water fare? Actually - pretty okay! Better than I expected, for sure. The tests didn't look for fluoride, though I know our city water is definitely flouridated, but otherwise they showed that we were pretty good! Our alkalinity and pH are pretty out of whack, but otherwise I was pleased to see that our water isn't totally contaminant ridden. As you can see in the tests above, we were well within normal levels for things like chlorine, nitrogen and copper. Its actually a huge relief knowing that we've tested and seen for ourselves that the water isn't so icky. You can order a test for yourself here OR scroll down and enter your email to be entered to WIN a test for yourself! We'll pick a winner Friday, January 20th. International entrants welcome - because EVERYBODY deserves clean water. Good luck!