Water Testing London
At Building Response, we utilise various techniques for the purpose of determining where water has come from; leak detection.
Although thermal imaging, ultrasound, density mapping, gas tracing, and dye testing are essential tools, water sample testing is regarded as the most dependable way of discovering the type of water that has caused the damage. The purpose of water sample testing is to ascertain whether the fluid that has resulted in the visible water damage or flooding has the same or similar contents as another source of fluid/ water within the premises.
For instance, if you had a basement covered in an inch of water and needed to know where the water had come from, in the instance that the normal leak detection methods were not providing distinguishing answers, we would take a sample of the basement water, and do a comparison of it to the tap water, rain water, and any other source of water within the property. We would test each sample to determine similarity and produce a water sample test report.
What Is A Water Sample Test and What Do You Look For?
Despite the fact that standard water sample testing will flag up nitrates, nitrites, and phosphates that would instantly indicate the sample as contaminated with sewage or waste water, we would additionally test for the occurrence of chemicals that may be present in soap; this would help us evaluate if the sample leads us back to the washing machine, dishwasher, or bathroom.
However, all water sample tests performed would include analysis of the following quantities and variables within the sample; phosphates, nitrates, sodium, alkalinity, ph, and Langelier Saturation Index. These would be looked at in all samples for comparison, and reports would be included and interpreted for each sample.
Booking Your Water Sample Test
Arranging a water sample test is straight forward. Get in touch with us by phone or email and explain your circumstances; we will be able to give advice in respect of the number of samples you may need to have taken, the length of time the procedure would take in your case, and what the costs would be. Following your instruction of our service, we would attend site, complete our risk assessment form, gather the samples, and return the samples to our laboratory.
How Long Does a Water Sample Test Take?
Testing generally takes 7-10 days for the most precise results; instantaneous testing can be carried out, but the results are qualitative at best; for quantitative results, time will have to be given for the water samples to advance through the testing process.
Quantitative Water Sample Testing
Quantitative testing is simple and uncomplicated; we can be instructed to carry out such tests at the time of any site visit. Quantitative water sample tests do not, however, comply with insurance or forensic criteria, and therefore are only useful for instantaneous, limited, identification of the type of water damage being experienced. Talk to us to discuss how we can best facilitate your needs