Soil Testing

Are you a WWTP that needs to have sludge testing done?

Or, are you a gardener that is curious about the pH of your garden’s soil? Did you have a fuel or oil tank contaminate your soil? Perhaps you’re a homeowner that bought a home where an orchard once was and you are curious about the soil around your home? Maybe you have a play yard built with pressure treated wood and you have concerns about the soil your kids are exposed to.

FTL Labs, Inc. can help you with testing your soil or sludge samples. We can also test peeling paint for lead and flooring or insulation for asbestos. Give us a call Monday through Friday and we will help you figure out all your testing needs.

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Interpretation Of Results

Interpretation Of Results

ABBREVIATIONS MCL stands for “Maximum Contaminant Level”.  It is the highest level of a contaminant allowed in drinking water.  MCL’s are EPA enforceable standards.  EPA has also published non-enforceable guideline levels for contaminants causing cosmetic problems...

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Tips for Homeowners: Wells and Well Water

Tips for Homeowners: Wells and Well Water

WELL ANATOMY All wells must be constructed by licensed well drillers in accordance with state regulations. The well must pass inspection and the water should be certified as potable (drinkable) by the health department before the well can be used. The components of a...

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Tips for Homeowners: Iron Bacteria

Tips for Homeowners: Iron Bacteria

What are iron bacteria? Iron bacteria are widespread in the environment. They will generally be found in iron water pipes and anywhere else that a combination of dissolved iron and dissolved oxygen is present. Iron bacteria are found in soil, stream, cool surface...

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Tips for Homeowners: Gasoline Contamination

Tips for Homeowners: Gasoline Contamination

Question: How can gasoline enter my well water? Answer: Over the past fifty years, many buried gasoline tanks have been abandoned or not properly monitored and are now leaking gasoline into the environment. Unfortunately, once gasoline or fuel oil is lost from the...

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Tips for Homeowners: Chlorinating a Well

Tips for Homeowners: Chlorinating a Well

The Frederick County Health Department supplies the following information to citizens whose well water is contaminated. The department recommends the following procedure for chlorinating a contaminated well. Before treatment, turn off the pump breaker before removing...

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