Backflow issues are no fun. Backflow is the unintended flow of polluted, untreated or contaminated water in the reverse direction. This problem can occur in the plumbing of your home or business and can also ensure via domestic water supplies. The term backflow is referring to an end users water being flushed back into the water distribution system. There are two types of backflow to be aware of. – back siphonage and back-pressure.
Back-siphonage: This type of backflow occurs when there is a drop in pressure upstream. For example, this drop in pressure could be caused by fireman opening a hydrant.
Back pressure – This type of backflow is the opposite of back- siphonage. It is when there is a drop in pressure towards the end user.
When it comes to backflow issues, Delta Pest Control & Lawn Service recommends that you incorporate a backflow preventer into your plumbing system. If installed properly these special control valves will prevent both type of back flow from affecting your drinking water. There are 4 types of preventers:
All backflow devices require annual testing and certification. Delta Pest Control & Lawn Service will recommend and install the proper preventer for your particular backflow issue. For more information about our how backflow service, please give us a call. We are more than happy to answer any questions that you might have!