When you brush your teeth, do you wonder if your water is clean, or if sewage is backing up into your system? Fortunately, probably not. But when you need backflow repairs, your water - and your family’s health - can be at risk. To ensure your water is safe and healthy for your family to drink, call Capital Plumbing Contractors for testing and repair services in Tallahassee, FL. When you schedule an appointment with us, we provide flat-rate pricing!
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What You Need To Know About Backflow
Backflow in your Tallahassee plumbing system is not likely something you worry about, but it’s important to familiarize yourself with the risks it can cause in case it occurs. Ideally, your plumbing system only lets water flow in one direction with the clean water entering your house and wastewater moving out. However, if backflow occurs, the water can change direction, allowing dirty water to enter your water supply. This can lead to contaminated water coming from your faucets and can put your family’s health at risk. If you suspect you have an issue, it’s important to call the experts at Capital Plumbing Contractors right away.
Why You Need Backflow Testing
If you suspect you have a backflow issue at your property, it’s important to schedule testing with a professional. During the testing process, a technician can check to make sure the backflow preventers are working properly and are keeping sewage from entering your water supply. If you don’t notice any other symptoms, this test can alert you to the issue and can prevent your family from becoming ill.
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What To Expect During Backflow Testing
When you hire an expert to perform backflow testing at your home, you might be anxiously wondering what he or she will find, and what he or she will do. During these tests you can expect a technician to perform the following tasks:
- Shut off the water supply to your property.
- Check the devices used to prevent backflow.
- Determine the flow direction.
- Number the test cocks, bleed them of debris, and assemble the adapters.
- Shut off the downstream and attach the test kit hoses.
- Clean the first check valve if water leaves the relief valve.
- Perform a test to ensure the machinery is working properly.