Why Do I Need to Use Hydrogen Peroxide in My Hot Tub?

By | April 12, 2018

Earlier today we heard from ‘Vick’ who asked, “We just got a hot tub and the salesman said to use a biguanide system that also uses hydrogen peroxide.  Why do we need to use two chemicals?  Why doesn’t the biguanide stuff do the job all on…

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Are Municipal/City Water Sources Immune to Pesticide Contamination?

By | April 3, 2018

This morning ‘Traycee’ asked, ”
If our water comes from a city water system we don’t have to worry about pesticide contamination, right?”
Thank you for the inquiry, Traycee.  As a general rule city and municipal water supplies SHOULD not ha…

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Testing for MTBE

By | April 2, 2018

Recently we heard from someone in Arizona who asked, “do you test water from out of state,Arizona? Wanted to make sure kit tests for MTBE? We are on city water in Arizona, just want to make sure….thank you. Please email back.”
Although we do not…

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Does the WaterSafe City or Well Water Test Kit Detect MTBE?

By | March 29, 2018

Earlier today we received an inquiry from ‘FloydG’ who asked, ”
I was looking at the WaterSafe city and well test kits and need to know if one of them or both of them can test for MTBE.  Thanks.”
MTBE gets categorized as a volatile organic …

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What is the Most Important Water Test?

By | March 21, 2018

Today’s inquiry came from ‘AimElynn’ who asked, ”
Hi, I’m working on a school project for science class and have a question.  What is the most important water test?”
Each home or buildings water quality situation varies for a large number o…

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March Madness Has Arrived

By | March 16, 2018

OK, OK… So a lot of you have diverted your attention to basketball and your NCAA Tournament brackets and apparently forgotten about the importance of safe, clean drinking water.  We’ll bet you the athletes competing on the basketball courts h…

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Water Wednesday: Clean Water Not Easy to Get or Accessible to All

By | March 14, 2018

At the very minimum, every week on #WaterWednesday we should all take a few minutes (or more) to think about the struggles of women and children around the world as they work diligently to locate safe, clean drinking water for their families.  For many people getting water for even the most basic daily purposes requires long and often dangerous journeys that may take the entire day (or more!) to complete… just to do it all over, again, the next day and every day after that.

So the next time you go to the faucet or water fountain for a cold drink of water or pull a chilly bottle of refrigerated, purified water out of the fridge, pause for a second to reflect on how LUCKY and FORTUNATE your life has turned out regarding your convenient access to safe sources of drinking water.

Not sure about the safety of your water source?

In honor of #WaterWednesday the Water Test Kit Store would like to offer 10% off everything in the store if you use discount code WATERWEDNESDAY10 at check out.

You can use that discount code on easy-to-use home water test kits like the following and a host of others!

WaterSafe City Water Test Kit
WaterSafe City Water Test Kit

COMPLETE Water Quality Test Kit
COMPLETE Water Quality
Test Kit – 13 Parameters

COMPLETE Kit w/ Lead and Pesticide Tests
COMPLETE Water Test Kit
w/ Lead & Pesticide Tests

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How Should I Collect a Water Sample?

By | March 14, 2018

Though it seems like a relatively simple task, collecting a water sample for analysis actually takes a bit of finesse if you want the testing to come out right, as in accurate.  Anyone can do it, though, if they follow some simple instructions….

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Food Safety Tips for Gatherings

By | March 6, 2018

OK, OK, so warn weather MAY not have arrived just yet in many parts of the country, we would like to take a few minutes to remind folks of a few simple food safety tips for when the warmer weather does arrive and outdoor party times start back up.

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Shelf-Life of Reagents in Arsenic Quick Test Kits

By | March 5, 2018

Earlier in the week we received an email from ‘Curtis’ who asked, ”
how long do the chemicals remain good and accurate in the Arsenic Quick (100 tests) testing kit?? We are concerned as we would like to test our well water that contains arsenic and we have a filtration system and need to test this system approximately every month.

According to the manufacturer, full-sized Arsenic Quick Test Kits have a maximum shelf life of between 18 and 24 months from date of manufacture and in our experience we have not seen ITS, Inc. ship a full sized test kit with anything less than one year of shelf life on all components.

All of the full-sized 
Arsenic Quick Test Kits that we carry ship directly from the manufacturer (Industrial Test Systems, Inc.) so that our customers receive arsenic test kits w/ freshest reagents and detection strips possible.

Why Choose Arsenic Quick?

Arsenic Quick™ test kits for inorganic arsenic provide accurate results at affordable prices. Designed using cutting-edge chemistry, Arsenic Quick™ gives results in as few as 14 minutes and some versions of the kits detect levels of dissolved inorganic arsenic as low as 0.3 ppb (0.0003ppm).

Health Departments and Environmental Agencies in a number of states recommend Arsenic Quick™ for routine monitoring and/or compliance  by numerous states.  Performance confirmed by EPA/ETV and you can read the reports by using the links below:

EPA/ETV Verification Statement | EPA/ETV Verification Report

Another great benefit of Arsenic Quick™ test kits involves ease-of-use since they require no advanced or technical training to use.  In fact, school aged students have used Arsenic Quick™ test kits for science projects and done quite well. We invite you to see why the Quick™ line of Arsenic test kits from ITS are recognized throughout the world as premium inorganic arsenic field test kits. ALL KITS MEET HAZMAT COMPLIANCE STANDARDS FOR SHIPPING.

All Arsenic Quick™ kits detect below the MCL limits of inorganic arsenic concentrations in drinking water set by the EPA of 10 ppb (parts per billion) and the FDA limit in bottled water of 5 ppb.

Why Test for Arsenic?

Everyone knows arsenic poses a health risk, but many of those same folks do NOT know that arsenic occurs naturally in the environment and may appear without notice or warning in ground water even if it has never shown up there in the past.

Well water that contains arsenic typically
will not have a discernible taste, smell or color… so only testing for arsenic in will let you know whether or not the water from a well contains dissolved arsenic, a semi-metal that if consumed can cause both immediate harm and long-term harm depending on the concentration.

National testing Labs Arsenic Test Kit
National Testing Labs Arsenic Test Kit

Arsenic Quick 5 Tests
Arsenic Quick 5 Tests

Arsenic Low-Range Quick 5 Tests
Arsenic Low-Range Quick 5 Tests

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