Water Testing Services

Sol Wave Water offers comprehensive water testing services including: Hardness Water Testing, Total Dissolved Solids, copper water testing, lead water testing, bacterial and virus testing, general mineral water testing, and many others.

Free Basic Water Testing in Santa Barbara: Copper Level Water Testing, Hardness Water Testing, Total Dissolved Solids,

Industrial Clack Twin Water SoftenerPlease call our office to schedule an appointment for any of the above free water tests we offer.  We also offer onsite testing if you would like us to come to you.

Copper water testing for Santa Barbara

When the City of Santa Barbara brought the Charles E. Meyer desalination plant back online in mid 2018, the widespread problem with elevated copper levels being found at numerous locations in the greater downtown area ended almost immediately.  We are still finding very isolated elevated levels occasionally.  High levels of dissolved copper can cause blondes hair color to become green or hare to have a greenish tint, toilet bowls and bath tubs can take on a blueish green color.  We have also seen a correlation with brunettes, and blondes, hair to become brittle and dry with high copper levels.  The primary MCL standard for copper in potable water is 1.3 ppm or 1300 ug/l.  If you suspect you have high copper levels in your water please call (805)845-5443 or email to schedule an appointment.

Water Hardness Testing for Santa Barbara

Hard water causes thousands of dollars in damage to houses and business annually.  Not all water in our area has the same harness level, and with the new desalination plant coming online there will be new unknown fluctuations in the hardness levels of the lower State Street through upper State Street areas.  Most of our area ranges from 22 grains per gallon to 30 grains per gallon, there are areas of town where we are seeing reading as high as 55 grains per gallon.  If you have a water softener, and you want if to run efficiently, it is critical tat it be calibrated for the water hardness you are currently receiving.  Hardness water testing and softener calibration is free at our office or as a first time service call to your home or business.  Please call (805)845-5443 or email to schedule an appointment.

Total Dissolved Solids

Sol-Wave-Water-Reverse-Osmosis-Water-VendingA measurement of total dissolved solids will answer the question “how much stuff is in my water?”.   This is the most common test to determine if you need a reverse osmosis system or if the membrane in your revers osmosis system needs to be replaced.  The most common measurement with TDS is reported in Parts Per Million of total dissolved solids.  It is not uncommon that the ray water in our area is between 350-575 ppm of TDS.  This reading TDS is the total of elements like calcium carbonate, sodium, potassium, iron, copper, or the other elements dissolved in our water.  The most common elements are reported with averages on the city water quality report that is annually produced by the municipality providing your water service.  For Santa Barbara City Water Quality Report click here.  Basic TDS testing if free at our office, please call (805)845-5443 or email to schedule an appointment.

In-depth Water Testing Services

In addition to our basic complementary water testing we also offer analytical testing and reporting for well water and certified reports.  These include and are not limited to: Lead is water testing, Copper in water testing, general mineral, Giardia and Cryptosporidium, E. coli, radioactive, and many others.  please call (805)845-5443 or email for additional information and chain of custody options and pricing.

Water Pressure

The most common pressure call we get is from high pressure that is causing leaks in your home or business. Knowing your static water pressure is important, and knowing your dynamic pressure is more important. Thermal expansion can be an evasive problem to detect, if you keep having leaks and have been told your pressure is fine, you may be suffering from thermal expansion. Low water pressure can be caused by a number of factors: An old water softener, a failed or clogged pressure regulator, scale buildup from years of hard water or a number of other issues.

October 23, 2016-

Hi Steve, Thank you so very much for your help and excellent guidance with our water selection. We are absolutely thrilled with everything and of course, as you already knew we would, we are asking ourselves what took us so long! We are also super glad that we purchased the two systems. We might decide to purchase the RO, but I know we have a few months to decide about that.

Josh was wonderful and Paul, the electrician, was also pleasant and efficient.  You are doing important work, Steve. Thank you for being there!

With Best Wishes, Kathleen and Gary Ross