Magazine References


Suburban Property Inspections works closely with Suburban Testing Labs to uncover consumers’ water concerns and provide HealthGuard Water Test packages nationwide. Our trained and knowledgeable customer service team loves to review reports to help consumers understand their results and what steps to take next. Suburban Testing Labs is a NELAP Accredited and PA DEP Certified Laboratory in the industry for over 50 years. As their sister company, run by the same family, we know the ins and outs of water contamination and testing and dedicate time in assisting residential consumers with their unique needs. Richard Stump, owner, is our in-house consultant and water quality specialist and main contributor to articles published for over 30 years!

The following magazines/websites have listed Suburban as a valuable water testing resource:

1986 Reader’s Digest “Is Your Water Safe?”

1993 Consumer Reports “Is There Lead In Your Water?”

1985 Prevention “Wonderful Water How to Get it”

1985 Water Technology “Water Testing Mail-In Style”

1986 Harrowsmith “Bottled Trouble – Uncapping Tainted Waters”

1987 Business Week “Well Water How to be Sure its Pure”

1987 Discover “Lead Astray – The Poisoning of America”

1987 Rodale’s Practical Homeowner “Where To Find Out What’s In The Water”

1987 Prevention

1987 Field and Stream “Household Hazards”

1987 Home Center Magazine “Home Environment Products”

1987 Re:Sources “Special Issue: Drinking Water”

1988 1001 Home Ideas “Home Testing For Home Safety”

1988 Redbook “Is Your Water Safe to Drink?”

1988 Practical Homeowner 

1989 Nurses Network “Drinking Water and Public Health”

1990 Consumer Reports “Fit to Drink Part 1”

1990 Consumer Reports “Fit to Drink Part 2”

1990 EastWest “Testing Your Tap Water”

1990 Consumer Reports “Testing the Waters Letter to the Editor”

1990 Shape “Whats on Tap”

1991 Garbage “Home Water Purifiers”

1991 Womans Day “Is Your Water Safe to Drink?”

1992 Food & Wine “Waterworks”

1993 Home Mechanix “What Every Homeowner Needs to Know about Filters and Treatment Systems”

1993 Garbage “Lead in the Water”

1993 Time “Environment-Toxins on Tap”

1993 Cooking Light “Tap Into Clean Water”

1994 Child “Protecting Your Baby From Environmental Hazards”

1996 Lets Live “Water – “Health or Harm on Tap”

1996 Popular Science “How to Know If Your Water is Safe”

1997 Consumer Reports “Should You Use a Water Filter?”

Terry Brennan Editor’s Desk “Country Life has its Drawbacks”

1986 The Times Leader “Chemicals in Area Water Could Cause Illness”

1985 Reading Eagle “Crusader Airs Water Woes to Homefront”

1985 Reading Eagle “More Than half of Well Water is Contaminated”

1985 The Mercury “Boyertown Asks DER to Solve Sater Test Problem”

1985 The Philadelphia Inquirer “Testing the Waters for Impurity”

1986 Reading Eagle “Berks Water Issue Becoming More Than a Drop in Bucket”

1994 Daily News of the Virgin Islands “Tap Water is High in Lead”

1993 Health Confidential “How to Protect Yourself Against Your Drinking Water”

1986 The Sunday Mercury “16 Schools Show Working Levels of Radon” and “Radon Remedies Differ in Cost Effectiveness”

1986 The Sunday Mercury “Our Water – Not Great But Safe, Part 1”

1986 The Sunday Mercury “Our Water – Not Great But Safe, Part 2”

1986 The Mercury “Chemical-Free Water Hard to Find”

1986 The Mercury “Water Analysis No Need to Panic”

1986 The Mercury “Surprise Relief Flow From Water Probe”

1986 The Mercury “Chlorine Kills Bacteria, But Creates Cancer Risk”

1986 The Mercury “Where You Can Get Your Water Tested”

1992 Catalyst “Healthy House Directory – Water”

1993 USA Today “Experts Urge Lead Tests For Household Taps”

1993 Being Healthy “Don’t Empty Your Water Glass Yet”

SSA Health Notes “Lead Poisoning-Can We Learn From the Fall of Rome?”

1996 The Green Guide “Toxins on Tap”

1996 Philadelphia Inquirer “Letting Taps Run in the Morning Helps Get the Lead Out of Water”

1996 Reading Eagle “Water Water Everywhere, But is it Safe to Drink?”

1993 Buying Guide – Consumer Reports “Water Treatment”

1992 Chicago Tribune “Safe Drinking Water”

1990 EastWest-Journal of Natural Health and Living “Testing Your Tap Water”

1987 Rodale’s Practical Homeowner “Where To Find Out What’s In The Water”

1988 Practical Homeowner

1988 Redbook “Is Your Water Safe to Drink?”

1990 Pottstown Mercury “Contamination Found in Forgedale Stream”

1991 The Press – Enterprise “Testing the Waters”

Financial Column, Consumer Reports “Lead Often Pollutes Drinking Water”

2001 Pittcon – Mettler Toledo

2002 The Reading Eagle “Some Link Alaska Quake to Cloudy Berks Water”

1991 The Philadelphia Inquirer “Breaking New Ground on Well Water”

1990 Consumer Reports “Home Care”

1991 Woman’s Day “Is Your Water Fit to Drink?”

1989 Reading Eagle “Magnetic Water Treatment Attracts Gullible”

Safe Eating, By Patrick Quillin PH.D., R.D.

The Home Inspector “Member Profile-Rick Stump II”

Water Notes “Iron for Home Use”

“Turning Bad Water Good”

“Where You Can Get Your Water Tested”

2003 Consumers Digest “How Safe Is Your Water?”

1998 Consumer Reports “Can You Tell Which Glass of Water has Lead in it?”

1997 EarthWise

1996 Let’s Live “Water, Health or Harm on Tap?”

1994 Consumer Reports “Buying Guide: Water Treatment”

1991 Consumer Reports “Buying Guide: Water Treatment”

1992 American Health “Do It Yourself Tests – Playing Doctor”

1993 Home “Home Ecology-Should You Be Water Wary?”

1989 Consumer Reports “Lead in Water: Check and Double-Check”

1992 Consumer Reports “Buying Guide: Water Treatment”

Nontoxic, Natural & Earthwise

Lead is a Silent Hazard, by Richard M Stapleton

Spring Water – A Natural Alternative to Tap Water

The Sunday Mercury – Chart

Staying Healthy with Nutrition by Elson M. Haas, MD

1998 Consumer Reports “Buying Guide: Water Testing Laboratories”

1995 Consumer Reports “Buying Guide: Water Treatment”

Nontoxic, Natural & Earthwise by Debra Lynn Dadd

1986 “Water Analysis No Need to Panic”

1994 Child “Protecting Your Baby From Environmental Hazards”

1987 Discover “Lead Astray – The Poisoning of America”

1991 Garbage “Home Water Purifiers”

1992 Food & Wine “Waterworks”

1987 Field and Stream “Household Hazards”

1988 1001 Home Ideas “Home Testing For Home Safety”

—and more to come!