14320 Jarrettsville Pike #121, Phoenix, Maryland 21131
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Water Sampling & Lab Analysis

I offer certified water sampling in the Baltimore area. I am licensed as a Maryland Department of the Environment Sampler and work with partner laboratories in the area. I can perform sampling services for real estate transfers, use & occupancy permits, new well certifications, adoptions, refinances, day care licenses, etc. Every residential well should be checked once per year for bacteria.

Please verify which tests are required prior to scheduling. Because of laboratory hours, water sampling is typically not conducted on Friday or Saturday. Payment is requested at the time the sampling occurs.

Conventional Loans: Typically require a test for Nitrates, E-Coli, Total Coliform (Bacteria), Turbidity, and pH.

FHA/VA Loans: Typically require a test for Lead, Nitrates, Nitrites, E-Coli, Total Coliform (Bacteria), Turbidity, and pH.

Other Common Residential Tests: Arsenic, Calcium, Chloride, Conductivity, Copper, E-Coli, Fluoride, Hardness, Iron, Lead, Magnesium, MTBE, Nitrate, Nitrite, Radon, Sulfate, Total Coliform (Bacteria), Total Dissolved Solids, Turbidity


  • Conventional loans are typically $135 ($105 with home inspection).
  • FHA/VA loans are typically $195 ($165 with home inspection).
  • Turnaround for most tests is 2-5 business days.
  • Contact me to get scheduled!

Frequently Asked Questions

If the water testing results are going to be submitted to a regulatory agency (MDE, EPA, County Health Department, financial institution), it most likely requires a certified sampler. This ensures a proper chain of custody and allows results/procedure to be defended in court. Different tests require different containers and procedures. It is not worth the risk to save a few bucks by performing an amateur DIY test.
Unfortunately, most of the time they are offering the testing because they want to sell their treatment services. In other cases, the free test is very basic with additional tests for a fee. I am an independent third-party who holds nothing to gain by whatever the results say and will not upsell you.

First Responder and Military Discounts

InterNACHI-Certified Professional Inspector

InterNACHI-Certified Professional Inspector

Maryland Licensed Home Inspector #32811

Contact Details

Telephone: 443-338-3603
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Website: www.hour25solutions.com

14320 Jarrettsville Pike #121
Phoenix, Maryland 21131

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