Backflow is a condition where there is a reversal of the flow in the drinking water system of your home. This is something that should always be addressed promptly as it can lead to water contamination and unsafe drinking water in your home. The best way to avoid this is to have a backflow prevention device installed and to have your backflow tested to ensure your home's water is safe to drink.
What is a Backflow Prevention Device?
This is a device that is installed to protect your home's water supply from pollution and contamination. These systems keep your water safe and potable by ensuring that wastewater runs in the opposite direction of your drinking water (backflow). A backflow assembly should be tested when it is first installed as well as any time it needs to be moved or repaired. Drinking water can also be contaminated via backflow from fire sprinkler systems, underground irrigation systems, commercial boilers and boiler systems that use anti-freeze. Backflow prevention systems also protect your water supply from contamination due to a water pressure loss that can occur during a water main bursting or pipes that have frozen.
Most municipalities require backflow prevention systems to be installed in larger complexes and tested on a regular basis. At Graeme's Irrigation we have the expertise to test your backflow prevention system so you know it is operating as it should.
Why is Backflow Testing Important?
Backflow prevention systems have parts that wear out over regular use and can cause backflow contamination. Having your backflow system tested at recommended intervals will protect your home or building complex from contamination and ensure that your family and occupants have a safe and clean water supply.
At Graeme's Irrigation we are a fully accredited backflow testing and installation provider. Please do not hesitate to call or email us if you have any questions or would like to book a service call or estimate.