Clean water is one of the most important things for your health. Tap Score is an at home test that provides you with a thorough analysis of the water you use in your home daily.
Testing our Water with Tap Score
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Why we tested our water
As you know, we live in an 1800’s farmhouse in Upstate New York. While we love all the character that comes with an old home, it is important to be responsible about being sure our old home is safe and meets current health regulations and suggestions. This is important to do in all homes, new and old, but I think it is especially important for older homes. Even though we are on city water and our pluming was replaced not long ago, I felt it was important to know exactly what was in the water we use daily in our home and on our farm.
One night I was scrolling on Instagram and came across Tap Score. They provide home testing kits that include everything you need to take a water sample from your own faucet. You then send your sample and receive a comprehensive report just a few days later. What I love about this test is that you receive an analysis of the water that comes out of the faucet in your home (AKA the exact water you drink). They have three different kit options (Essential, Advanced and Extended) for both well and city water with optional add-ons as well. I went with the ‘Advanced’ test since they also check to see if your plumbing affects your water quality. Extended tests are more expensive, but combine costly contaminate testing into an overall more affordable package.
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My experience with Tap Score
Since we are on city water, but have an old home, I decided to go with the Advanced City Water Kit. After placing my order I received my test kit in the mail days later. It contained everything I needed with clear directions. I took the water samples from my kitchen sink by filling two bottles. One was for “first draw,” or the first bit of water that comes through the faucet after sitting all night. The second was a sample of water after the faucet ran for a few minutes. The kit also includes a pH tester. I logged my collection data in my online profile, placed my samples back in the box, and sent them off to the lab. Within a week I received a comprehensive report of the break down of my water analysis.
My Tap Score
I was shocked when I first saw my Tap Score Report (click HERE to see an example report and all the information that is included). It identified that we had contaminates in our water. Some were likely from our own plumbing but others are likely from how our city water is processed. What I appreciated about the report was that it describes what the chemical is, impacts it can have, and solutions for eliminating the contaminates from your water. Although Tap Score does not sell filtration systems, they provide unbiased suggestions based on your unique water needs at various price points. You can also call for 1:1 assistance with choosing the best option for you and your family. They have amazing customer service who share a passion for helping others obtain clean healthy water.
Have you ever tested the water in your home? If not you might be surprised by the chemicals you may be exposed to on a daily basis. If you are interested in testing your water, I highly recommend considering Tap Score. Although it was overwhelming to discover the contaminates that were in our water, I was so grateful to have the help of Tap Score to identify a solution that fit our needs and budget.
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