Protect Your Home & Family With a Free Water Test

Did you know your municipal or well water source might contain heavy metals and chemicals associated with health risks? At Elek, we know your water plays a key role in your safety and well-being, so we offer free water analysis to pinpoint unhealthy levels of heavy metals, arsenic, bacteria, pesticides and other contaminants.

Why Test Your Water?


Before it reaches your tap, municipal water is field-tested to meet federal, state and local safety requirements. Occasionally, microorganisms, pathogens and pollutants may be introduced through pipe leaks and pressure changes as water travels through a plumbing network to your home. Corrosive, lead-containing pipes found in older homes can also impact water quality—or make your family sick.


Well water has its own host of problems, and should be tested routinely to assure your family’s health and safety. Wells near agricultural areas may be highly acidic or infused with pesticides, arsenic and animal waste, and treatment requires specialized expertise. The State of Pennsylvania recommends periodic water testing for new and existing wells, including analysis of coliform bacteria, nitrates, total dissolved solids and pH levels.

The Hassle of Hard Water

Water “hardness” is the degree of mineral content in your water. Allentown and Bethlehem groundwater sources contain relatively high levels of calcium and magnesium. These minerals won’t harm your health, but they’re tough on clothing and appliances. Do these problems sound familiar?

  • Skin irritation & hair dullness
  • Bitter, metallic, salty or chemical water taste
  • Rotten egg water odor
  • Restricted pipe flow & frequent plumbing problems
  • Decreased appliance life
  • Unsightly lime scale & soap scum
  • Premature yellowing of clothing & linens

Advantages of Allentown Water Treatment

Your free, no-obligation water test gives Elek’s water treatment specialists the information they need to diagnose H20 problems and recommend customized water treatment—whether your issue lies in high mineral content or worrisome contaminant levels. Water conditioning is a science, so we partner with an industry-leading water treatment manufacturer to provide salt-based water softeners, salt-free water softeners, state-of-the-art water filtration products, UV water treatment, osmotic water treatment, well pumps and more.

With our help, you can safeguard your family’s health while improving performance and lifespan of your plumbing. Whole-home water treatment is worth the investment, since it saves you money on bottled water and early appliance replacement! Trust Elek’s water treatment specialists to perform a professional-grade test for your city or well-water sample.

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Water heaters last between 8 – 12 years on average when properly maintained. However, your water heater's life span depends on many factors, including the quality of the unit, its maintenance schedule, and the surrounding environment. If you’re unsure whether it’s time to replace your water heater, request a free estimate from our team.

Can well pumps be repaired, or do they need to be replaced? Can well pumps be repaired, or do they need to be replaced?

In most cases, well pumps are not repairable. However, in some instances, all that’s needed is a bit of maintenance or a minor electrical fix to restore full system functionality. The only way to determine whether your well pump is salvageable is by having a knowledgeable plumber inspect the system.

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