When talking about water pipes and mains, the flow of water in a plumbing system may reverse its direction through a cross connection. This means polluted water ends up in the main water supply. Whether contaminated from the ground or the source, it may end up contaminating the entire commercial drinking water system and exposing the public to various dangers. Here at Morrison Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, we value safe, uncontaminated water – let us provide backflow testing to ensure you a clean water supply.
Backflow occurs when reduced pressure results in reversed flow through unprotected cross sections. Alternatively, if the internal water system of a contaminated water source is higher than that of the supply, the backpressure may allow this dirty water to flow back towards the main supply. As a consequence, backflow testing is crucial to maintaining the safety of drinking water and avoiding water-borne diseases.
When testing for backflow, a plumber is charged with making sure that your system has the proper backflow prevention devices, and that those specific devices are working. It is standard to protect plumbing system with backflow prevention assemblies and devices. These require inspection and maintenance after installation to ensure that they are working correctly.
For quality service, you have to ensure that a qualified plumber does the inspection. Reputable plumbers are licensed, bonded, insured and will be able to provide references upon your request. Backflow can cause serious health issues – hire a plumber you can trust to do a thorough and professional job!
At Morrison Plumbing, we understand the value of having a clean, constant water supply. In fact, the city is responsible for ensuring that the supply is clean. However, call Morrison to ensure your home’s plumbing system prevents backflow and water-borne illness. For more information, contact us.