What is Backflow?
Backflow is the unintended change in the initial direction that water or any other substance in a pipeline or plumbing system was designed to flow towards.
For instance this may happen where the water or substance flows in the opposite direction than that which it was intended to flow towards.
This may happen if the pressure on the water supply line drops thereby allowing exterior liquids to draw off into the water line. An unfortunate scenario that results in backflow is referred to as a backflow incident.
What is Backflow Testing?
Backflow testing is the inspection of backflow prevention systems, devices or air gaps to ensure that they are fully functional to prevent backflow of contaminants into drinking water.
The backflow of contaminants usually occurs through cross connections. It is usually recommended that backflow testing takes place when the systems are installed and every year after the installation.
How Backflow Testing Save The Lives of Family Members?
As earlier observed the primary reason for backflow testing is to ensure that the installed backflow systems are working perfectly to eradicate or at least reduce the chances of a backflow incident. This is because where backflow incidents happen the result is that biological, chemical and even physical agents of contamination enter the drinking water supply system.
This contamination may then result to injury, illness and even death for any person coming into contact with the contaminated water. For instance water in a grass sprinkler system may become infected with weed killers and fertilizers.
This water could then backflow into drinking water that is used by a household or, if the sprinkler system was large scale, by the whole neighbourhood. If any member of the household or neighbourhood were to come into contact with the contaminated water, the results would be disastrous.
Do not wait until it too late to start backflow testing in your water supply system. Failure to enagage in backflow testing may result to an incident where the drinking water is contaminated leading to devastating results.
Because of the level of training required to conduct the test and interpret its results, it makes it difficult for one to do it himself.
Therefore contact us today to carry out the testing for you. You might as will end up preventing a backflow incident accident in the future and therefore saving the lives of your family members.
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