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Protect against contaminants with Skillings & Sons professional well water testing, hard water, remove bacteria in water, water staining, water odor for clean, safe drinking water

  • A total coliform bacteria test is used to determine the amount of biological contaminants in drinking water. It is easy to perform, inexpensive and should be done at regular intervals for water supplies at risk of contamination. Unlike chemical contaminants that pose a health risk over time, one glass of water containing just a few disease organisms, like E. coli or fecal coliform, can cause illness.

  • Radon is a naturally occurring tasteless, odorless, and colorless gas that's created by the radioactive breakdown of uranium.  It can get into the air you breathe and the water you drink. Radon enters your well by dissolving and accumulating into ground water. When water used for cooking, washing, cleaning and drinking is contaminated, the gas escapes into the air, much like carbonated drinks release CO2 when opened. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to mitigate the problem.

  • In New England, we’re famous for the beautiful rustic stone walls found throughout the region. New Hampshire is even nicknamed the Granite State thanks to our unique geology.  Radon, a colorless, odorless radioactive gas is produced by the decay of the element radium, which is naturally occurring in our rocky New England soil. 

Skillings & Sons professional water testing protects against contaminants with well water testing to fix hard water, remove bacteria in water, water staining, and water odor for clean, safe drinking water. Services include bacteria testing and removal, city water contamination, radon testing and removal, lead tests, arsenic tests and other water problems.