Paragon Laboratories
12649 Richfield Ct.
Livonia, MI 48150
734.462.3900 Phone


Residential Water Testing for Home Owners and Home Inspectors

Residential Water Testing for Home Owners and Home Inspectors

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Summary

At Paragon, we partner with Home Owners and Home Inspectors to provide comprehensive testing of residential water. Our laboratory provides water testing for both private well sources and municipal water sources.

For testing conducted for Home Owners and Home Inspectors, Paragon employs guidelines defined in the EPA Safe Drinking Water Act with some modifications for logistical and safety concerns unique to sampling performed by the general public. For this reason, reported data should be used exclusively for information purposes only. 

Get It Done Quickly. Get It Done Right.

We know that when working with home buyers, turnaround time on service is crucial. With fewer restrictions on when we accept samples than other water testing labs, our expert team can get your tests completed quickly and accurately.

Our office is open and available to receive samples Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST.

For the most accurate data on Coliform / E. coli, samples should be received at the laboratory by 3:30 p.m.

For customers with unique needs, arrangements can be made for Saturday and Sunday sample drop-off and processing. These events must be pre-arranged with the laboratory and may carry additional fees. To make arrangements for weekend work, contact Victor Hill at 734.469.5616 or victorh@paragonlaboratories.com

Sample Kits

We keep easy to use, water sample kits, on-hand at our main office. They are prepared and available for pickup at our main office at 12649 Richfield Ct., Livonia, MI 48150.

When requesting a sample kit, you will need to specify if you are testing a private well water source or a municipal water source.

Further, you will need to specify which type, or types, of Lead and Copper samples you want to collect. See the section below, titled Lead and Copper Considerations, for more information.

Payment is due at the time of receipt of the sample kit.

Lead and Copper Considerations

Lead and Copper sampling may be conducted in one of two primary ways, either as a 1L First Draw sample or as a 250mL First Draw sample. The 1L First Draw sample provides a more complete picture of the water quality in the residence. The 250mL First Draw sample provides a more accurate picture of the water quality coming out of that specific fixture. Please note that there are multiple variables that can impact the Lead and Copper results of sampling from residential water fixtures including: the age of the fixture; the length of piping running to the fixture; the material of the piping running to the fixture; the amount of time water has sat idle inside the piping; in-house filtration and water treatment systems in use; the material of the piping supplying water to the residence; and the quality of the water provided by the well or municipality. The way in which the fixture is sampled can create a bias in the results if the proper sampling protocol, including volume, is not utilized. For more information on Lead and Copper sampling considerations, please contact your Local Health Department or review the information provided by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

 

Service Method Reference Price
Well Water Test Package   $85.00
Total Coliform and E. coli, Presence/Absence (P/A) Colilert-18, Modified Colitag, EPA 1604  
Lead & Arsenic EPA 200.8  
Nitrate & Nitrite EPA 300.0  
City Water Test Package   $85.00
Lead & Copper EPA 200.8  
Fluoride EPA 300.0  
Total Residual Chlorine (TRC) SM 4500-Cl G  
Field Sampling Services, Equipment Rental, and Supplies    
Shipping, Outbound (per package) Service Call for Pricing
Shipping, Inbound - Return Label (per package) Service Call for Pricing
Shipping (per package) Service Call for Pricing
Field Labor, Per Hour (billed in 30 minute increments) Service $125.00
Consulting Labor, Technical Level (billed in 1 hour increments) Service Call for Pricing
Consulting Labor, Executive Level (billed in 1 hour increments) Service Call for Pricing
Trip Charge within 25 Miles of the Laboratory Service $35.00
Trip Charge within 50 miles of the Laboratory Service $60.00
Trip Charge within 75 Miles of the Laboratory Service $90.00
Trip Charge within 100 Miles of the Laboratory Service $140.00
Trip Charge > 100 Miles of the Laboratory Service Call for Pricing
Service Fees    
Call-Out Fee, Per Hour (billed in full hour increments) Service $150.00
Off Hours, Field Labor, Per Hour (billed in 30 minute increments) Service $250.00
Minimum Job Charge Adjustment Fee Service Variable
Preliminary Report Fee Service $25.00
Additional Final Report Fee Service $25.00
Dedicated Sampling Time Fee Service $50.00
Hazardous Materials Transportation Fee Service $25.00

 

Get Started

Call our offices at 734.462.3900 to learn more about our full range of water testing services.