Prevent Dirty Water Contamination with Backflow Testing
What is backflow testing?
Backflow is when your plumbing system reverses the direction of water within your plumbing, leaving it vulnerable to waste, chemicals, dirt, and other sediments getting into your plumbing system. This could result in the contamination of your water and severe damage to your Plumbing. If you do have backflow, there is a high potential that all of your Plumbing will need to be decontaminated. You will also most likely need to install a backflow prevention system into your home’s Plumbing to prevent the possibility of backflow once again.
The last thing you want in your home is to have your usable water being polluted with dirty water. A plumbing system that is working properly would not allow this due to your pipes being kept at a constant standard pressure and a consistent direction of water flow. A change in direction or pressure due to drastic changes in temperature or a burst pipe might let water from waste storage or from the ground get into your clean water.
American Plumbing is certified to perform backflow testing and installation of backflow prevention devices to keep your water safe.
Our services and plumbers at American Plumbing actively work to prevent backflow from happening in your home. All of our team members go through backflow testing certification to learn how to identify backflow in your plumbing system. If backflow is detected, we work quickly to find the source. Through a variety of tests evaluating the pressure of the pipes, we can identify where the backflow is coming from and repair it.
Moving forward, we will install a backflow prevention system. In addition to being certified to test for backflow, our plumbers also go through a backflow prevention certification to learn how to install devices built to prevent backflow from happening properly. Most commonly, a valve will be installed into your Plumbing at points where pipes may be vulnerable to non-potable water seepage.
Backflow Can Happen as a Result of:
- Broken water mains
- Extended loss of power
- Plumbing overhauls
- Emergency water consumption
- A dramatic change in pressure