Lincoln Backflow Testing
Have you noticed if the water in your kitchen sink is not as clear as it should be? If you use the water from your sink as your primary source of drinking water, you want it to be as clean and free of pollutants as possible. For that reason, any time you suspect there could be an issue with your drinking water, you should contact a company that offers backflow testing.
What is Backflow?
The water that we drink flows through pressurized water pipes and is supposed to only flow in one direction. Yet, there are times when your drinking water can flow in the opposite direction. This is known as backflow. It may be caused by several issues such as overuse of a local fire hydrant or a water main break.
When backflow occurs, the water goes backward in the system. This water is considered non-potable and could easily contaminate the drinking supply. Because of this, you should schedule an appointment to have your water tested.
What is Backflow Testing?
A backflow system includes checking the valves, the springs, and a relief valve if one is present. It is recommended that these components are tested each year and maintained by a professional plumbing company. While testing backflow, the technicians here at 45th Parallel Plumbing, the entire system is pressurized and each area is isolated to make sure that it is operating correctly.
All valves must hold a certain amount of pressure so that they may pass the inspection. And the relief valves need to be opened before a high amount of pressure is released. If these standards are not met, you will need to have your backflow system repaired.
The Technicians at 45th Parallel Also Check for Any Cross ConnectionsCross connections can cause backflow to occur because they come between the pipe that transports drinking water and the pipes that carry contaminated water. When this happens, you need to have a backflow device installed to ensure that your water remains clean, pure, and safe to drink. You could have a cross connection and not be aware of it if you recently installed a new sprinkler system, hot tub, boiler, or soda fountain machine.
Contact Us Today for More Details on Backflow Service
If you have noticed that your water has a foul smell, tastes differently, or isn’t as clear as it once was, you should get in touch with us here at 45th Parallel Plumbing today. We can give your system an inspection and test your current backflow setup to ensure that you have safe drinking water in your home once again.
We offer our expert plumbing services to the residents and business owners of the Great Lake State. Our technicians will travel practically anywhere in the Northern Michigan area to provide you with our quality plumbing services.
Whether you need backflow testing or any other plumbing service we have available, you can contact us at (989) 748-8277 to schedule an appointment or to learn more about the broad range of services we have to offer customers in Lincoln and the surrounding areas.
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Contact us at 45th Parallel Plumbing for your home’s plumbing repair and maintenance. We look forward to working with you!