Testing Procedure for Home Water Test Kit 13-in-One

Important

  • Keep tests out of reach of children and pets. Do not ingest anything from this test kit. Do not drink water sample used for testing. Store and use at room temperature (60-86 F).
  • Do not open packets or a vial until you are ready to perform the tests.
  • Do not touch test pads.
  • Do not use on hot water or water containing bleach detergents.
  • Do not re-use any part of the test kit.
  • Read and follow all instructions carefully.

pH, Total Alkalinity, Total Chlorine and Total Hardness Instructions

  1. Dip one test strip into water sample with constant, gentle back-and-forth motion for 5 seconds.
  2. Remove, shake once briskly, wait 20 seconds.
  3. Match color for pH, Total Alkalinity, Total Chlorine and Total Hardness in this order with provided color chart in kit.
  4. Complete color matching within 10 seconds.

Nitrate/Nitrite Nitrogen Instructions

  1. Dip one test strip into water sample for 2 seconds
  2. Remove, wait 1 minute (2 minutes if water temperature is below 55¡ãF), then match colors for Nitrate/Nitrite Nitrogen with provided color chart in kit.
  3. Colors are stable for 2 minutes.

Free Chlorine Instructions

  1. Dip one test strip into 2 oz. water sample with constant, gentle back-and-forth motion for 20 seconds.
  2. Remove, shake once briskly, wait 20 seconds.
  3. Match color for Free Chlorine with provided color chart in kit.

Iron Instructions

  1. Dip one test strip into a 8oz. water sample for 5 seconds with a constant, gentle back-and-forth motion.
  2. Remove the strip and shake once, briskly, to remove excess water.
  3. Wait 15 seconds then view through the aperture to match with closest color.
  4. Complete color matching within 15 seconds with provided color chart in kit.

Sulfate Instructions

  1. Dip one test strip into water sample with constant, gentle back-and-forth motion for 10 seconds.
  2. Remove, shake once briskly to remove excess water, wait 20 seconds.
  3. Match color for Sulfate.
  4. Complete color matching within 30 seconds with provided color chart in kit.

Copper Instructions

  1. Dip one test strip into a 8oz. water sample for 15 seconds with a constant, gentle back-and-forth motion.
  2. Remove the strip and shake once, briskly, to remove excess water.
  3. Wait 30 seconds then view through the aperture to match with closest color.
  4. Complete color matching within 15 seconds with provided color chart in kit.

Chloride Instructions

  1. Dip one test strip into water sample with constant, gentle back-and-forth motion for 5 seconds.
  2. Remove, shake once briskly to remove excess water, wait 25 seconds.
  3. Match color for Chloride.
  4. Complete color matching within 10 seconds with provided color chart in kit.

Hydrogen Sulfide Instructions

  1. Fill two supplied vials up to the line with water sample to be tested.
  2. Set one vial aside to be used as reference vial.
  3. Dip one Hydrogen Sulfide test strip into one vial fro 20 seconds with a constant, gentle back and forth motion.
  4. Remove the strip from the vial.

        Hydrogen Sulfide Results

  1. Set the vials on a white surface.
  2. Look down into the vials and compare the colors.
  3. If the ample vial is beige or light tan when compared to the reference vial, then a minimum of approximately 0.2 ppm of Hydrogen Sulfide is present.
  4. If the sample vial is brown, Hydrogen Sulfide is present at a concentration of approximately 2.0 ppm or greater.
  5. Complete the comparison within one minute.

Bacteria Instructions

  1. Turn on on water at the tap to a slow steady stream.
  2. Carefully remove the cap from the supplied Bacteria Check bottle
  3. Fill bottle to 1/2 inch below the top (to 5 ml line). DO NOT OVERFILL and DO NOT SPILL the bacterial growth powder in the vial.
  4. Replace cap and twist on tightly. Shake the bottle vigorously for 20 seconds.
  5. Place the capped bottle upright in a warm area (70-90 F) away from sunlight, where it cannot be disturbed for 48 hrs.

    Bacteria Results

  1. After 48 hrs., observe the color of the liquid in the bottle without opening the bottle.
  2. If the color stays Purple, then no harmful bacteria growth was detected and the test was negative.
  3. If the color turns from Purple to Yellow, then it is highly likely bacteria growth caused the color change and the tested water should be considered unsafe.

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