Backflow Testing

Clean water is never really appreciated until you realize you have none to spare! Whether in your home or restaurant, backflow is no joke. Thankfully, Call A Plumber Ltd offers professional backflow testing and prevention, also known as cross connection control, across Nanaimo, and mid Vancouver Island.

What is Backflow?

Pressure disruptions within the pipes of water supply lines are typically what cause backflow. However, there are a few culprits responsible for the real reason your drinking water has gone bad:

What Causes Backflow?

Pressure disruptions within the pipes of water supply lines are typically what cause backflow. However, there are a few culprits responsible for the real reason your drinking water has gone bad:

Siphonage

Water pressure can drop dramatically in the event of sudden withdrawal rates or sudden and immediate overuse. This is more commonly seen during a fire-fighting emergency or a civic drainage project, where an excessive amount of water is needed and then used in a short period of time.

Pressure

If the plumbing’s pressure exceeds the pressure inside of the water distribution system, the water’s flow can be reversed. This can be found in pressurized systems made to send water to higher floors above, such as pumps, elevated water tanks, and boilers.

Ultimately, backflow mixes your new, clean drinking water with dirty, polluted, and used water and contaminate your primary source of drink. If you ever taste your water and it tastes, looks, and smells off, you’re potentially seeing backflow.

Take a closer look and you’ll really see how gross backflow is, because it consists of things that are supposed to flow away from your home or restaurant, as opposed to towards it: pesticides, soap, shampoo, chlorine, fertilizer, and even human waste.

What is Cross Connection Control?

Pressure disruptions within the pipes of water supply lines are typically what cause backflow. However, there are a few culprits responsible for the real reason your drinking water has gone bad:

Siphonage

Water pressure can drop dramatically in the event of sudden withdrawal rates or sudden and immediate overuse. This is more commonly seen during a fire-fighting emergency or a civic drainage project, where an excessive amount of water is needed and then used in a short period of time.

Pressure

.If the plumbing’s pressure exceeds the pressure inside of the water distribution system, the water’s flow can be reversed. This can be found in pressurized systems made to send water to higher floors above, such as pumps, elevated water tanks, and boilers.

Ultimately, backflow mixes your new, clean drinking water with dirty, polluted, and used water and contaminate your primary source of drink. If you ever taste your water and it tastes, looks, and smells off, you’re potentially seeing backflow.

Take a closer look and you’ll really see how gross backflow is, because it consists of things that are supposed to flow away from your home or restaurant, as opposed to towards it: pesticides, soap, shampoo, chlorine, fertilizer, and even human waste.

  • So, is the taste, look, and smell of your drinking water different than per usual?
  • Anytime there’s backflow is an emergency—you can Call A Plumber 24/7!
  • Contact us for future projects or emergencies at 250.581.POOP (7667).
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