Iron Reducing Bacteria
Test for Iron Reducing Bacteria in Drinking Water
What is iron reducing bacteria?
This is probably the most common of the well bacteria. In combination with elemental iron in the water, it leaves a red stain throughout the entire water system, from toilet bowls, and sinks, to the washing machine. It can leave the water with a slight red/brown tinge of color, and an unpleasant taste and odor. The iron bacteria feed on iron, so often reduces the wall thickness of iron casings and pipes, sometimes resulting in total collapse after a period of time. Iron bacteria live very deep in the Biofilm, right next to piping where they feed, so it is hard to kill them.
Your test kit will include sample bottles and easy to follow sample collection instructions. When testing is complete, a report will be issued identifying any problems detected with your sample. Please note: this test package must be returned to the lab within 24 hours of collection.