We all know that impurities lurk in the water we use for our daily needs. These impurities must be detected before we install a purifier or softener at our home. This is why testing water at home is important.
Home water testing kits are available in a variety of styles depending on different types of usage and methods. The testing kits are available in forms like test strips, titration kits or even electronic meters. They can be used to test harmful inorganic substances like iron, hardening minerals and TDS (Total Dissolved Solids). There is a wide range of water testing kits available at Bepure which are helpful in identifying different kinds of impurities in the water.
The different types of water testing kits and details of what and how they work are as follows:
1. Water quality and temperature measurement meter
This is an electronic meter that works to check the TDS and the temperature of the water. The range of this meter is 0-9999p with an accuracy of +/- 1.5%. The method to use it is very simple:
● Take a water sample to be tested.
● Dip the sensor into the water sample and press the “Quality” or “Temp” button.
If the TDS of water is high, it raises an issue about the purity of water in your house. Water with a high TDS is considered unsafe to drink. Bepure’s alkaline water purifiers are equipped with RO+UV+UF+TDS technology which regulates the TDS of water and ensures you only consume the safest water.
2. pH testing kit
For testing pH of water at home, the pH testing kits are available as test strips or a solution. Ideally, potable water must have a pH value between 7.5 and 9. Any value outside of this range can be harmful and causes many health issues if used for a prolonged time. A solution-based pH kit is used by adding about 10-15 ml of the solution into a water sample and waiting for the water to change colour. Based on the colour seen, we can determine the pH of the water.
● Red - Highly acidic
● Yellow - Mildly acidic/neutral
● Light green - Mildly alkaline
● Dark green or blue - Highly alkaline
Water with a pH level above 9 or below 7.5 is not fit for drinking. If the tests indicate that the water in your home is acidic or too alkaline for consumption, we suggest that you buy an alkaline water purifier right away. With Bepure’s alkaline water bottle you can carry alkaline water to drink on the go.
3. Water hardness testing kit
Not knowing how to test water hardness can cause many problems like pipeline clogging, rusting, deposits on utensils, hair fall and skin irritation. Water with a hardness of less than 120ppm can be considered soft water. There is a solution-based kit available to test the hardness of the water. We need to put a few drops in the water sample to be tested. Based on the colour change, we can determine the range of water hardness.
Hard water not only damages the plumbing and utensils that it is stored in but also leaves a lasting impact on your skin and hair. Bepure’s whole house water softener works to correct this so that you get soft water in every tap.
These water testing kits can be considered accurate if the water sample is poured in a clean utensil and the expiry date of the testing kit has not passed.