Backflow testing for the winter

Back in August, we talked about the importance of backflow testing to keep your drinking water safe. With the onslaught of winter weather and cold temperatures, it’s more important than ever to have your backflow prevention devices tested.

This article summarizes backflow testing very well. Water and sewage systems rely on pressurized pipes to keep water flowing in the proper direction. A disruption in this pressure, caused by frozen, broken, or leaking pipes can allow water to flow backwards letting contaminated water mix with potable water destined for your faucets.

A backflow prevention device is a failsafe that stops water flowing backward to prevent water contamination. These devices need to be inspected periodically to ensure they’re working properly. The approach of winter and the freezing and breaking pipes that come with it make now a good time for testing. Contact us now to schedule your test.

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