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Black Flow Prevention from Sharpline Plumbing

What is Backflow Prevention?

There are many tell tale signs of water supply backflow. Backflow is when dirty water reverses its flow back into clean water lines. That is why backflow poses such a serious threat to your property and health, as it brings unclean and contaminated water back into your work or living space.

Backflow in your Home

The water in your home is usually kept at a standard pressure in order to allow the movement of water through your home or office, from one area to another, for example; from shower to toilet, to sink. If the pipes are subjected to an unexpected drop in pressure due to freezing, bursting, or an unusually high demand on the water supply, contaminated water from the ground or storage can enter the system.

Backflow Prevention = PROTECTION

The best protection against this problem is prevention. Backflow can be prevented through the use of an air gap. Using an air gap means leaving an empty space between any place where water might collect and the implements that connect to your plumbing system, like valves and faucets.

Another way to prevent backflow is to use a backflow prevention device, such as a backflow preventer valve. A backflow preventer valve is installed at specific locations in your plumbing system where there is a risk of contaminated water entering your system.

A Backflow Prevention Device

A backflow prevention device consists of two of mechanical check valves that stop dirty water from flowing back into your clean water. Ruptured lines or natural disasters are common causes and are usually unexpected. Since a serious change in water pressure causes backflow, it is usually caused by problems you can’t prevent with normal maintenance.

Because you never know when something like this might happen, it’s important to be proactive and prepared. When properly maintained as well as installed, a backflow preventer keeps your office mates or family’s drinking water safe and clean. A Sharpline Plumbing technician can advise you on a maintenance schedule and regular checks.

Backflow Testing for Backflow Prevention

Backflow prevention devices are a big help, but they can fail. Having your backflow tested yearly is recommended. Backflow testing is critical in maintaining your office or home’s water supply. Is there anything more important than your family or office mates having drinking water that is clean and safe?

Backflow vs. Backup

To be clear- water backflow and backup are separate issues. If you have standing water in your shower or sink, that is considered a backup. It is when wastewater is flowing back to your space through the toilet, sink, or shower drain, then it is backflow.

While backflow is the less common of the two, it does pose a much bigger health risk. Backflow water can be polluted by pesticides, feces, fertilizers, chemicals, and other hazardous materials.

Your Local Backflow Prevention Experts

The technicians at Sharpline Plumbing will handle all essential paperwork regarding your annual inspection, and we’ll also remind you when your annual backflow test comes due. We’ll keep your property in good standing with the state and local water authorities, and ensure your family has clean water to drink. Don’t take unnecessary risks with your health or property. Contact the professionals at Sharpline Plumbing with the experience, training, and tools to install the right backflow prevention system in your home.

If you are looking for a plumber in Sydney, contact us today. You have come to the right place. We guarantee upfront pricing and no surprises. Just expert technicians who will inspect your plumbing, decide where backflow is a threat, and install the right backflow prevention device that fits your specific needs.

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