Water Testing

At Paul Bunyan Plumbing & Drains, we install and service a full range of water treatment systems, from water softeners to charcoal filtration systems to reverse osmosis systems. The end goal: Clean, pure water for your family. The process always starts with water testing.

Through comprehensive water testing, we can provide you with a clear understanding of your water quality, ensuring your health and safety. Our professional testing services give valuable insights into potential contaminants present in your water supply.


Comprehensive Information for Your Well-Being

Our water testing process can detect:

Bacteria and viruses. Microbial analysis detects the presence of harmful bacteria, viruses and parasites in the water. This testing is crucial to identify pathogens such as E. coli or Giardia that can cause serious illnesses.

Chemical contaminants. A thorough chemical analysis involves examining the water for heavy metals, pesticides and industrial pollutants, including per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances – known as PFAS.

Chlorine and other disinfectants. Accurate testing for chlorine and other disinfectants is essential to monitor the effectiveness of water treatment systems. It ensures that appropriate levels of disinfection are maintained to eliminate harmful microorganisms.

Nitrates and nitrites. These substances primarily enter water sources through agricultural runoff, septic systems and industrial discharges. By conducting tests specifically designed to measure nitrate and nitrite concentrations, homeowners can identify potential risks and take appropriate actions to ensure safe drinking water.

pH imbalance. This testing determines the acidity or alkalinity of the water. An imbalanced pH level can affect the taste, appearance and usability of the water, and it may indicate potential issues with the water source or treatment.

Minerals and hardness. This testing assesses the presence of elements like calcium, magnesium and iron. Excessive mineral content can lead to scale buildup in pipes and appliances, while inadequate mineral levels may indicate the need for additional treatment.

How to Get Started

Give us a call or schedule an appointment today to set up a time for our experienced technicians to come to your home.


Paul Bunyan Plumbing & Drains

5720 International Parkway
New Hope, MN 55428