If you own a property, it’s essential to be aware of the potential dangers of water backflow. It can cause severe damage to your home or business and even be a health hazard. Luckily, there are ways you can protect yourself and your property from backflow.
What is Backflow?
Water backflow is caused when the pressure in the water supply lines drops, causing contaminated water to flow back into clean lines. Long-term exposure to contaminated water can cause health issues like gastrointestinal illness, fever, and skin rashes. The problem can occur in residential or commercial properties and has a few causes we’ll review below.
Causes of Backflow in Plumbing Systems
There are a few common causes of backflow in plumbing systems. These include:
• poor installation of pipes or valves
• damage to pipes or valves due to age
• high water pressure in the system
• poorly maintained plumbing systems
These can lead to water flowing back into clean lines, potentially introducing contaminants, risking your health, and creating an awful mess. With this knowledge, let’s explore some ways to reduce the risk.
Backflow Prevention Devices
A backflow prevention device stops contaminated water from entering your clean water supply. It creates a one-way seal on pipes connected to the main water line leading into your home or business, blocking any backward flow of contaminated water while still allowing clean water through when needed. To prevent this, install a backflow preventer on all parts of your plumbing system that backflow might affect. The best device for your particular needs will depend on the size and type of plumbing system you have.
Action Plumbing, Inc. has over 50 years of experience serving New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. Installing a backflow prevention device requires specialized knowledge and experience with plumbing systems and local regulations regarding their installation and use. Contact a professional commercial backflow service provider to install your backflow preventer correctly.
Our licensed, insured, and bonded plumbers will assess your needs and provide expert advice on what type of device you need for maximum protection against potential contamination of your drinking supply and other health hazards like Legionella bacteria growth.
Water backflow can have dangerous consequences for public health and property owners’ budgets if not properly prevented. Installing a high-quality backflow prevention device is necessary for keeping contaminants out of your plumbing system.
Why Choose Qualified Commercial Backflow Services?
Your system complies with local regulations by hiring a qualified commercial backflow service provider. They can provide maintenance services and ensure your device works properly. The right team can detect potential issues before they become more significant.
At Action Plumbing, Inc., we take pride in providing complete backflow prevention services tailored to your needs. Our experienced and licensed plumbers have the knowledge, skills, and equipment to help you protect your home or business from water backflow. Contact us at 1-800-ACTION-24 today for more information!