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Copper Water Test Kit

£50.00 +VAT

Copper Analysis

Closed water systems need regular testing in order to check the water for potentially damaging elements that could cause corrosion and scale and prevent the buildup of unwanted microorganisms.

High copper levels in closed water systems are a common problem. Copper piping is commonly used in closed water systems. However, the copper piping can corrode which releases copper ions into the water. The copper ions can react with other metals causing them to also corrode resulting in the formation of toxic compounds, discolouration of the water and bad smells.

uRisk Water Hygiene Services

uRisk is a water hygiene specialist that provides both water treatment services, UKAS accredited legionella testing, and water testing analysis. This mean’s we can resolve your water quality failings with water treatment engineers in-house. There are many legionella testing kits available online from non-specialists who operate as an e-commerce store that may not provide the same level of service.

uRisk’s legionella testing kits are suitable for any water system and industry. This includes hot and cold systems, cold water storage tanks, cylinders, dental water lines, swimming pools, and more.

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4 Simple Steps

Step 1 - Order Testing Kit

Your Legionella Testing Kit will include water sample bottle(s), easy to follow instructions and a FREE return package.

Step 2 - Fill Sample Bottle

Fill the water sample bottle(s) from your taps following the instructions.

Step 3 - FREE Return Delivery

Drop off your FREE return package to any local Post Office on the same day you have taken your sample.

Step 4 - Get your Results

Your sample results are tested in a UKAS approve laboratory and sent to you in PDF format in 10-14 days.

About this Product

What is included in the testing kit?
  • 1x Sterile Bottle
  • Instructions
  • UKAS accredited analysis
  • Free Sample Packaging
  • Pre-Paid Return Pack
  • Confidential Service
  • Results & Certificate
  • Laboratory testing takes at least 10-14 days

All orders are posted on Mondays only (example – if you make your order on a Thursday your delivery will be actioned on the next Monday). Delivery fee for UK mainland, this includes delivery to your address and pre-paid packaging for the return of the samples for analysis.

Weight & Dimensions

Weight: 1kg maximum per filled sample bottle

Dimensions: 25.5 x 15.5 x 14.5 cm


Why do we need to regularly test for copper in the water?

High copper levels in your closed water system are an indication of corrosion which will eventually damage the pipes and could cause leaks.

How long does the test take?

Laboratory testing takes at least 10-14 days.

What do I get once the test is complete?

Through our UKAS accredited analysis, you will receive the results from the test as well as a certificate.

What is copper analysis, and why is it important in various industries?

Conducting copper analysis on your drinking water is an important part of your health and safety responsibilities. Copper piping is frequently used in closed water systems, but it is a metal that can corrode, releasing excess copper into the water. If copper ions come into contact with other metals they can react, resulting in toxic compounds. A sign of this can be discoloured water or a bad smell.

Which Industries use Copper?

Copper is a versatile material that has a wide range of industrial applications. It is one of the most widely used minerals in industry, and is used in the manufacture of ceramics and glass, paints, coins, pesticides, metal alloys, electrical wiring and fireworks, amongst many others. Industries that use copper include ship building, construction, technology and green energy.

How can copper get into the environment?

There are a number of ways copper can be released into the environment, from rotting vegetation, forest fires and volcanic eruptions to the burning of fossil fuels and wood, as well as dumped waste and in wastewater. 

What are the health effects of copper exposure?

Copper is a mineral that’s essential for human health. The consumption of small amounts of copper through food provides an essential nutrient that plays a vital function in the health of the immune system, red blood cells, nerve cells, in the formation of collagen and absorption of iron. However, too much copper in the body can be harmful, and long term exposure can cause kidney and liver damage and also affect how the brain works – it has been linked to Alzheimer’s. 

Exposure to copper can become harmful if you drink it, breath it in, or have skin contact with it. The harm it can do will vary according to the way you’re exposed. Inhalation can result in headaches, tiredness, sore throat, tightening of the chest. Eating or drinking high levels of copper can lead to stomach pains, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea. Skin contact can result in skin discolouration and irritation and blue green stains on the skin. 

How to maintain the integrity of my water system?

If you have high copper levels in your closed water system, it is an indication of corrosion which will eventually damage the pipes and could cause leaks. It is therefore also important to test the copper levels in your water system to prevent damage problems that could turn into an expensive repair.

Water Testing

Copper in drinking water can have a metallic taste which is a good indication there is something wrong with your water quality. Our copper analysis testing kits allow you to take a water sample, which you then return to us. After UKAS approved laboratory analysis, we will help you determine the levels of dissolved copper in your water enabling you to assess the health risks and take action.

If you would like more information and advice about copper, trace metals, legionella bacteria and other contaminants that may be in your water system, contact us to discuss your needs. 

Which is Better Copper Test Strips or Water Testing?

While at-home water quality test strips offer affordability and ease of use, their utility is primarily limited to straightforward assessments such as pH, chlorine, or TDS levels. For a truly accurate and comprehensive analysis of water quality, laboratory testing is the preferred method. Home-based testing using strips and colour gradients is insufficient for providing precise readings on more complex contaminants, which necessitate specialized methods and expertise that are only available in a professional laboratory setting. Opting for lab testing ensures both accurate results and the peace of mind that comes with a thorough assessment of your water quality.

Why Water Quality Test Strips Arent As Reliable?

Limited Analytical Scope:

Water quality test strips exhibit a constrained capacity in assessing contaminants, offering a restricted range of substances for analysis.

Marginal Precision and Accuracy:

Particularly when assessing low concentrations, test strips display a notable margin of error and reduced accuracy, making them unsuitable for precise quantification of contaminant levels in water. Test strips are not designed to accurately quantify a contaminant’s concentrations in fresh-water samples with precision. Although they are marketed as ‘quick and reliable testing’ with ‘easy-to-read colours’ they are not a form of reliable testing.

Complexity in DIY Instructions:

Frequently, customers encounter difficulties due to unclear and convoluted do-it-yourself (DIY) instructional materials, which can hinder their effective use.

Why choose uRisk?

25 Years Experience

Over 25 years of water hygiene and legionella control experience.

Customer Service Excellence

Friendly and simple advice by phone, email & online at your convenience.

City & Guilds Qualified

All staff are trained water hygiene consultants and engineers.

Nationwide Coverage

With engineers located all across the UK, we're never too far away.

UKAS Accredited Testing

Our labs are UKAS approved providing you with quality assurance.

Full Compliance Services

Your one stop shop for Legionella control, no need to go elsewhere.