At Stephens Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, we specialize in plumbing services that will keep water coming into your home clean and safe for any member of the family. Our backflow testing services can help do just that.
What is Backflow Testing?
Backflow refers to dirty or contaminated substances that have make their way into your homes water supply because of water flowing in the reverse direction. This is a problem because dirt or chemicals can make their way into your home’s plumbing and cause serious health risks. In backflow testing, we have specialized devices that can help protect and test your current water supply.
How does backflow happen?
Backflow is caused by two factors including:
- Back Pressure – Back pressure refers to the increase of pressure due to unvented heating systems. Pipes can expand and cause breaks or cracks that can allow dirt to come in.
- Back Siphonage - this occurs when the pressure in lowered below the normal amount of the system.
We can prevent backflow from occurring in many ways. The two most common ways that we can help homes from experiencing this issue are:
- Checking Valves - Our experienced technicians can aid you in checking your valves for the correct pressure to ensure that you are not in danger of backflow.
- Air Gaps - An air gap, such as a taps or specialized tool, can be used to monitor water pressure and is places where water can easily pool or collect.
At Stephens Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, we specialize in backflow testing that will help keep your plumbing system and family safe. If you believe that your water may be contaminated, please do not hesitate to give us a call.