Understanding backflow and how it affects your home’s water is important. Backflow is when water flows in the opposite direction of the drain, causing cross-contamination because the water contacts with compounds that are hazardous to us. These chemicals can then enter our drinking water, harming our overall well-being.
Although these issues are serious, you don’t need to worry about fixing these issues on your own. Pinellas has highly trained experts ready to fix your plumbing needs. We provide backflow inspection, testing, and offer a prevention service.
Our expert team is available 24/7 for your plumbing needs without additional emergency fees. Doing so provides you with the comfort of knowing your bank account and your plumbing issues are well handled. Overall, we take pride in being the best at what we do.
Common Causes of Backflow
There are many common backflow causes. Despite it happening, we must understand that these emergencies do happen from time to time. However, it is not impossible to fix. Here, we have created a small list of how backflow occurs.
- Well-supplied water systems: If a well supplies a water system, it can come in contact with untreated or contaminated streams or ponds. In return, it can cause backflow hazards in the area oryour home.
- Water used to fill a swimming pool can be drawn back when the pressure drops, making it enter the main water supply.
- If the city water line breaks, it can pollute the water and have other contaminants enter the city water supply.
- Firefighting and line flushing produce the same results as a city water line break.
- A pressure drop can contaminate your sewage system if a garden hose is used to clean the sewer lines or rain gutter downspouts.
- Potential lethal water supply contamination can occur if an insecticide attachment is used on a garden hose.
- A toilet flush valve without an anti-siphon device may allow toilet vapors and odors into your drinking water.
How Do I Know If I Need Backflow Testing?
There are many ways you can tell that you need backflow testing. However, the most important thing to remember is that every homeowner needs backflow testing. The testing should be done by a certified backflow tester which helps ensure our water supply is not contaminated and complies with all codes applicable to your region.
You have weird-tasting water
- The water inside your home is discolored (pinkish, yellow, or brown color)
- The water supply is slow or interrupted
- The drains, sinks, or other areas where water comes out sulfur-smelling
- Inconsistent or slow drains in showers, sinks, or different drains
If any of these signs occur, we recommend contacting one of our professionals to ensure you get the best quality possible.
Backflow Testing and Prevention Clearwater, FL, and Surrounding Areas
At Pinellas, we provide backflow prevention devices that protect backflow from your home. These devices ensure your water supply does not get contaminated, ensuring the safety of our clients. In return, our expert technicians have the knowledge required to install and ensure you are well taken care of so you do not have to worry about backflow issues in the future.
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