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Water PH Test Kit
Our pH analysis kits are the ideal product for ascertaining the pH levels of your water source.
The pH is a numerical value used to indicate the degree to which water is acidic. pH measurements range between 14 (strong alkali) and 0 (strong acid), with 7 being neutral. The water quality regulations specify that the pH of water in your taps should be between 6.5
If the pH of your water is too high, it will have a slippery feel to it, will taste similar to baking soda, and will leave scale deposits on plumbing and fixtures. This could, unfortunately, decrease the efficiency of your plumbing systems. When the pH of the water becomes much lower than the standard it can cause corrosion products to build up on metal pipes, which could potentially cause problems to your health. The water may have a slightly bitter or metallic taste that may be objectionable in these circumstances.
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.
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
- 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
What is pH?
The pH is a numerical value used to indicate the degree to which water is acidic. pH measurements range between 14 (strong alkali) and 0 (strong acid), with 7 being neutral. Anything above 7 is considered to have a higher alkalinity level, this can be measured with test strips or a PH Test Kit, which is the more accurate of the two. Test strips use a colour chart to measure the alkalinity of your tap water, whereas a PH Test Kit, will test the water solution itself measuring the range of nitrates present, it offers a high guarantee when it comes to performance and accuracy. Whereas test strips change colour and can be compared to a colour chart to compare the range of nitrate-free, chlorine-free or nitrite-free water levels.
What pH level should my water be?
The water quality regulations specify that the pH of water at your tap should be between 6.5
How long does the Water PH test Kit 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 are healthy pH levels in drinking water?
In the UK, Drinking Water Inspectorate guidelines on pH test strips and their levels in drinking water state that it should be a minimum pH of 6.5 and a maximum pH of 9.0. A pH value of below 7 means the water is acidic, and a pH of above 7 means the water is alkaline. A score of 7 means a neutral pH.
Why does the acidity of water matter?
Acidic water – water that has a low pH value – is bad news for your piping because it can corrode the metal, with leaks being the likely result of the damage. Any metals that leach from the pipes as a result of the corrosion could also cause health problems as they are likely to provide a source of nutrition for legionella bacteria.
Why does the alkalinity of water matter?
Alkaline water – water with a high pH value – will affect how the water tastes, making it more bitter and even making the water seem fizzy. Hard alkaline water can cause problems in water pipes because it can cause the formation of scale which could lead to damage. Scale in your pipes could also result in health problems as it can be a source of nutrition for organisms such as legionella bacteria. PH test strips are specifically designed to quickly and easily identify the alkaline levels in your water.
How frequently should pH analysis be conducted?
There are no guidelines around the frequency of pH test strips of business water systems, PH test strips are the quickest and easiest method by far. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate advises: “Drinking water must be ‘wholesome’ and this is defined in law mainly by setting standards for a wide range of substances, organisms and properties of water in regulations. There is an additional requirement to make sure that it does not contain anything else that might be a potential danger to human health, as identified by risk assessment. The standards are set to be protective of public health and the definition of wholesome includes factors that might affect the look, smell or taste of the water which needs to be acceptable to consumers.” Based on this, we recommend that you test your water regularly with PH test strips to ensure you meet these regulations and your tap water remains in the right PH scale, or within appropriate PH meters.
Which industries and businesses need to regularly check their water’s pH levels?
Food and drink – As changes in the pH test strips can affect the taste, food and drink manufacturers need to do regular pH analyses to ensure the consistency of their products. However, if pH levels fall below 6.5 or are greater than 9.0, it will become too dangerous to eat or drink.
Aquaculture, hydroponics and aquaponics, aquariums and fish tanks – The pH levels of water are vital to aquatic and plant life. Without the filtering protection of soil, hydroponic plants are as vulnerable to changes in the pH as fish.
Wastewater treatment – Wastewater is always treated to remove toxic substances before it is returned to the environment. Therefore, pH test strip levels must be closely monitored in wastewater treatment plants to ensure water safety.
Swimming pools and spas – The pH of swimming pool water and spa pool water must be monitored to help determine the quantity of sterilising agents, such as chlorine, that need to be added to keep users safe. If the water is too alkaline or too acidic, it could irritate skin and eyes, and may even damage the pool.
What factors can influence changes in the water’s pH levels?
Natural factors that change the pH of water are the dissolved minerals released into it, for example, limestone. Other factors that will change the water’s pH levels are as a result of human activity, such as the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere – the greater the concentration of carbon dioxide, the more alkaline the water. Carbon dioxide can also be released into the water from decomposition of plants and animal matter. Acid rain will also change the pH levels, making the water more acidic.
Why choose uRisk?
Over 25 years of water hygiene and legionella control experience.
Friendly and simple advice by phone, email & online at your convenience.
All staff are trained water hygiene consultants and engineers.
With engineers located all across the UK, we're never too far away.
Our labs are UKAS approved providing you with quality assurance.
Your one stop shop for Legionella control, no need to go elsewhere.