Backflow water is undrinkable and can harm your family. To ensure the water in your Dayton, OH home is safe to drink, and to prevent future contamination, call us for our backflow prevention services.
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What is Backflow & Backflow Testing?
Your home’s drinking water comes in via pressurized water taps from the source to the faucet in your house. Generally, the water flows in one direction; however, sometimes it might flow in the reverse direction, known as backflow. Backflow occurs when water runs backward through the system, and as mentioned above, this water is undrinkable and is likely contaminated. Water main breaks or high demand from a hydrant are the leading causes of backflow.
Backflow testing is a process that uses valves on a backflow test device, and the technician closes these valves and monitors water leaks and gauge movement that indicate a problem.
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How Does a Backflow Preventer Work?
Dayton homeowners would be wise to protect their drinking water by installing a backflow preventer. City water mains deliver water to homes, businesses, and the water used in fire systems. The stagnant water that sits in the fire protection systems isn’t safe to drink, so when this water flows back into the system, it puts residents at risk of drinking contaminated water. Backflow water can contain contaminants such as fertilizer, pesticides, human waste, and harmful chemicals.
Backflow preventers are devices designed to keep the water flowing in one direction. There are several kinds of backflow prevention devices, so contact your local plumber for assistance to find out which one is right for you.
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Signs You Need Backflow Repair
While many single-family residences don’t need backflow devices, they’re a must for commercial businesses and multi-family homes. You can tell if your need backflow repair by watching for these signs:
- Brown, yellow, or pink colored water
- The water has a sulfur odor
- The water flow is slower than usual
- You see particles of rust or sediment in the water
- The water has a foul taste
- Your drains empty slower than they used
- You notice water level fluctuations in drains and toilets throughout the house