Backflow testing is a plumbing service that you may not have heard of as a homeowner. Even seasoned homeowners may not be as familiar with backflow testing so in today’s blog, we are going to help you better understand this important plumbing service.
What is Backflow?
Backflow results when the flow of water is reversed, leading to the contamination of the water entering your home. Commonly, backflow prevention devices are placed on plumbing systems to ensure safety for everyone. Gone unchecked, backflow issues can cause massive danger for personal and public health. How bad is backflow actually?
Dangers of Backflow
Maintaining safe and healthy water flow through your home is one of, if not the chief priority of quality plumbing. Additionally, preventing the flow of unwanted contaminants from your water supply to the larger system of water supply, like the City Water Plant, is extremely important.
In the case of backflow, harmful contaminants like sewage waste and chemicals used in your lawn can breach the network of pipes, causing contamination of the entire water system. If unknown, this can lead to the harm of a person through water consumption or use in the case of a shower.
Backflow testing is essentially the professional examination of the backflow of your pipes, ensuring that all prevention devices are working properly, and no harm is actively occurring. It is recommended to have at backflow testing at least once per year on your home, though in the case of a suspected backflow issue, do not hesitate to have an inspection as soon as you notice an issue. We at Isley Plumbing pride ourselves on meeting all legal training which includes knowledge of the Indiana Code, field test procedures, the principles of hydraulics and backflow, and more.
Backflow is nothing to mess around with. If you are in need of an annual backflow test or find yourself needing more immediate attention, we have you covered at Isley Plumbing so please give us a call at 317-420-4006 or contact us online to schedule an appointment today!