You can’t install a backflow prevention device only to neglect basic maintenance. The only way to protect your building from backflow is to have your backflow preventer tested once a year.
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What Causes Backflow in Plumbing?
When water travels from the water treatment center to your faucet, it has to pass through many connections that branch off into non-potable water. Water is supposed to move directly from the water treatment center before entering your main water line and coming out through the faucets in your commercial building. However, changes in pressure can cause water to flow backwards of its intended path. This is what our commercial plumbers call “backflow.”
How Does a Backflow Prevention Device Work?
A backflow preventer is a safeguard put in place to make sure the flow of non-potable water from your building doesn’t reverse and contaminate the public water supply. As a commercial building owner in Caledonia, it’s your responsibility to make sure your backflow prevention device is installed and working properly. Schedule backflow testing once a year to ensure your building is safe and code-compliant.
Signs You Need Backflow Testing Include:
It’s Been More Than a Year Since Last Test
You need to schedule backflow testing once a year so your building remains safe and code-compliant. If your backflow preventer passes the test, it’ll be certified for another year. Our commercial plumbers look for any signs that your backflow preventer could be compromised so you can have peace of mind.
If you can’t remember the last time you had your backflow preventer inspected, call us immediately. Our local plumbers are ready to answer your call and will check to see if your backflow preventer is working properly. If we find an issue, we’ll get started on necessary repairs.
Leaks or Discharges
Michigan is known for its severe weather, which is why it’s important to schedule backflow testing once a year. All it takes is one bad storm to compromise the function of your backflow prevention device. Once this happens, your commercial building is at risk of having its potable water contaminated. Call us if you notice any leaks or discharges, as this could be a sign there’s dirt in your building’s plumbing system.
One of the more serious signs that you need backflow testing is if your water looks discolored or cloudy. If this describes your situation, you’ll need to call one of our commercial plumbers as soon as possible so we can resolve the issue.
Even if the discolored water is from a faucet you don’t usually drink from, it’s still important to give us a call in case something is wrong with your backflow prevention device. We’ll be able to quickly determine the problem so your building can remain safe and code-compliant.
Our backflow testing plumbers in Caledonia MI work hard to earn your business. To schedule a time for backflow testing, or our other commercial plumbing services, call K&S Plumbing Co. at (616) 698-6790.