Backflow is one of the most dangerous plumbing issues that your home or business could succumb to. When it gets severe enough you could find that wastewater and sewage water can enter your home or business. This can not only be unsanitary, but it can also damage your plumbing as a whole. Getting professional services is imperative to keeping your home or business safe. At B & D Plumbing, Heating & A/C we provide customers in St. Michael, and the surrounding areas, with industry-leading backflow services.
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What is backflow?
Backflow is most commonly defined as an unwanted reversal in the flow of water into a system. This is most often caused because of an interruption of the otherwise steady water pressure. Water pressure is normally consistent and sustained in a single direction, allowing for cross-connection without contamination. However, when this flow is interrupted, it can allow non-potable water to come into contact with drinking water, rendering the entire supply unusable because of health risks.
How can backflow affect your home or business?
Backflow can lead to contaminated drinking water within your home or business. This means that all water coming from any faucet, kitchen sink, bathroom sink, or shower, will be unsafe to consume. You will also be unable to wash dishes or cook with the water. This can easily be guarded against by purchasing an inexpensive backflow prevention device.
In the event that a backflow problem does occur, you should always contact a professional to come and evaluate the safety of the water in your home or business. As backflow can cause water contaminated with pesticides and other harmful chemicals to enter your home or business, you do not even want to brush your teeth without being sure.
Why is backflow testing important?
Backflow testing is essential for homes and businesses. When there is a risk of the water supply being contaminated, steps must be taken to ensure that it is safe and protected. Herbicides and other chemicals can enter into drinking water as well as serious waste contaminants. There are more than 100,000 cases of backflow reported each year across the country, and getting it repaired quickly is important. Our plumbers can help you inspect and remedy these issues before they become too serious or affect your plumbing system.
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What is the testing process?
When we come to test your home or business for potential backflow, the first step in the process is determining the kind of prevention device installed. After that, the technician will determine the normal flow of water within your home or business. Once everything is inspected, your backflow device will be cleaned out. This process is used to determine whether there has been any contamination of the water inside the home or business, and if so, how much. Should there be an extreme amount discovered, the entire pipe system will need to be flushed with clean water.
The B & D Plumbing, Heating & A/C Difference
Our services don’t stop there. Since we put customer satisfaction first, our friendly technicians will go above and beyond the call of duty to respect your time and your home or business. If you are ever unsatisfied with your service, simply give us a call and we will do everything we can to remedy the situation. Our expert plumbers will always do the job to the highest standard possible, so you never have to worry about it again!