How to Use Lead Water Test Kit from Home Depot

Lead contamination in drinking water is a serious concern that can have detrimental effects on human health. In order to ensure the safety of your water supply, it is important to regularly test for lead. One convenient option for testing lead levels in your water is to use a lead water test kit from Home Depot.


These test kits are easy to use and provide accurate results in a short amount of time. To use a lead water test kit from Home Depot, follow these simple steps:

First, gather all the necessary materials included in the test kit. This typically includes test strips, a sample collection bottle, and instructions for use. Make sure to read the instructions carefully before proceeding with the test.

Next, fill the sample collection bottle with water from your tap. It is important to use cold water for the test, as hot water can potentially leach more lead from your pipes. Fill the bottle to the designated fill line, ensuring that there are no air bubbles in the sample.

Model pH/ORP-5500 pH/ORP Online Meter
Range pH:0.00~14.00 ; ORP: (-2000~+2000)mV; Temp.:(0.0~99.9)°C (Temp.Compensation: NTC10K)
Resolution pH:0.01 ; ORP: 1mV; Temp.:0.1°C
Accuracy pH:+/-0.1 ; ORP: +/-5mV(electronic unit); Temp.: +/-0.5°C
Temp. compensation Range: (0~120)°C; element: Pt1000
Buffer Solution pH value 9.18; 6.86; 4.01; 10.00; 7.00; 4.00
Medium Temp. (0~50)°C (with 25°C as standard) manual/automatic temp. compensation for selection
Analog output Isolated (4~20)mA, Instrument/Transmitter for selection
Control Output Double relay output (ON/OFF); AC 240V/3A
Working Environment Temp.(0~50)℃; relative humidity <95%RH (non-condensing)
Storage Environment Temp.(-20~60)℃;Relative Humidity ≤85%RH (none condensation)
Power Supply DC 24V; AC 110V; AC220V
Power consumption <3W
Protection level IP65 (with back cover)
Dimension 96mmx96mmx105mm(HxWxD)
Hole Size 91mmx91mm(HxW)

Once the sample bottle is filled, insert the test strip into the water and wait for the designated amount of time specified in the instructions. This typically ranges from a few minutes to half an hour, depending on the specific test kit.

After the designated time has passed, remove the test strip from the water and compare the color of the test strip to the color chart provided in the instructions. The color of the test strip will indicate the level of lead present in your water.

If the test indicates that there is lead present in your water, it is important to take action to address the issue. This may involve installing a water filtration system or replacing old plumbing fixtures that may be contributing to lead contamination.

It is also recommended to retest your water periodically to ensure that lead levels remain within safe limits. Regular testing is especially important for homes with young children or pregnant women, as they are more susceptible to the harmful effects of lead exposure.

Model No. CIT-8800 Inductive Conductivity / Concentration Online Controller
Measurement range Conductivity 0.00μS/cm ~ 2000mS/cm
Concentration 1.NaOH,(0-15)% or(25-50)%;
2.HNO3(note the Corrosion resistance of the sensor)(0-25)% or(36-82)%;
3.User-defined concentration curves.
TDS 0.00ppm~1000ppt
Temp. (0.0 ~ 120.0)℃
Resolution Conductivity 0.01μS/cm
Concentration 0.01%
TDS 0.01ppm
Temp. 0.1℃
Accuracy Conductivity 0μS/cm ~1000μS/cm ±10μS/cm
1 mS/cm~500 mS/cm ±1.0%
500mS/cm~2000 mS/cm ±1.0%
TDS 1.5 level
Temp. ±0.5℃
Temp. compensation element Pt1000
range (0.0~120.0)℃ linear compensation
(4~20)mA Current output channels Double channels
features Isolated, adjustable, reversible, 4-20MA output, instruments/ transmitter mode.
Loop resistance 400Ω(Max),DC 24V
Resolution ±0.1mA
Control contact Channels Triple channels
Contact Photoelectric relay output
Programmable Programmable ( temperature 、conductivity/concentration/TDS、timing)output
Features Could set temperature、conductivity/concentration/TDS、 timing NO/NC/ PID selection
Resistance load 50mA(Max),AC/DC 30V(Max)
Data communication RS485,MODBUS protocol
Power supply DC 24V±4V
Consumption <5.5W
Working environment Temperature:(0~50)℃ Relative Humidity:≤85%RH(non- condensing )
Storage Temperature:(-20~60)℃ Relative Humidity:≤85%RH(non- condensing)
Protection level IP65(with rear cover)
Outline dimension 96mm×96 mm×94mm (H×W×D)
Hole dimension 91mm×91mm(H×W)
Installation Panel mounted , fast installation

In addition to using a lead water test kit from Home Depot, there are other steps you can take to reduce your risk of lead exposure. These include flushing your pipes before using water for drinking or cooking, using cold water for cooking and drinking, and regularly cleaning your faucet aerators.


By taking proactive steps to test for lead in your water and mitigate any potential risks, you can help protect the health and safety of your family. Lead water test kits from Home Depot provide a convenient and reliable way to monitor lead levels in your water supply, allowing you to take action quickly if necessary.

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