In the public water system, the water you use goes through a water treatment plant before it reaches your home. However, this treated water can be contaminated in a variety of ways. One of these ways is backflow. Backflow contaminants are capable of causing a variety of health problems for you and your family. By doing this, you’ll know if your home has a backflow risk and stay safe if it does.
What causes backflow?
Backflow contamination is what happens when clean water gets contaminated by water that has been already used. You’ll often see this happen when there’s an abnormal water pressure differential. For example, water pressure can drop if someone opens up a fire hydrant. When the water pressure lowers, water can flow backward into public lines. This can cause water in your irrigation or water heater systems to go back into the public drinking supply. This is where backflow prevention systems can help.
How does backflow prevention work?
The first step is to get backflow testing done. If you call us, we can figure out if your water is at risk of backflow. From there, we can help you get a backflow prevention device to keep your water supply safe. These devices only let water flow in one direction, so contaminated water can’t get into your drinking water. They’re most effective when used at cross-connections in the plumbing. In these areas, contamination is likely to happen if any backflow happens.
Backflow prevention systems are very important for keeping your water supply safe, both on a personal and public level. It’s so important, municipal governments often require businesses to get annual backflow prevention testing. Also, the results of those tests must be updated annually at the city’s service offices. With over 30 years of experience, we want to be the ones to help you keep your water safe!
What makes Vander Hyde my best choice for backflow prevention services?
Locally owned and operated for over 30 years, Vander Hyde in Grand Rapids, MI is the contractor to call for prompt professional service and installation of plumbing heating, cooling, electrical and low voltage systems. Vander Hyde offers the value of exceptional product lines, warranties, preventative maintenance, and 24-hour service. Powered by the expertise of highly trained professionals that are licensed and insured, we do the right things, for the right reason, every time. Call Vander Hyde today to get your drinking water tested!