Clean, dependable water is a necessity in every home. Without clean water, your family’s health is at risk. That’s why backflow testing is such an important part of regular plumbing maintenance. In fact, some regions require such testing on an annual basis to ensure you don’t have any problems with your backflow assembly.
Whether you need backflow testing done or you’re just unsure about the current state of your plumbing system, call Lanz Heating & Cooling. Our Champaign–Urbana area plumbers offer a full line of plumbing maintenance and testing services to ensure the safety of our customers’ water.
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Why Backflow Testing is Necessary
Backflow is when your drinking water supply’s flow is reversed. This backflow creates back pressure or siphonage that brings impurities into the potable water supply. Such backflow can be particularly dangerous if an exit drain starts to backflow into drinking supplies. Chemicals, waste water, and other unhealthy materials are all potential hazards when backflow issues are present.
Every plumbing system has a backflow assembly installed to stop this from happening. The assembly creates a series of locks to prevent the negative pressure associated with back siphonage. However, if these parts start to wear down or there is an issue in their seals, they can fail and the result is backflow.
Backflow testing is designed to ensure your water continues to flow in the right direction at all times. We will check your backflow assembly for signs of wear and tear, run water through the system at various pressure levels and ensure nothing happens that will cause a back siphonage or a reduction of water pressure.
If we find that there are problems in your backflow assembly, either directly at the source or anywhere in your plumbing system, we can immediately fix the problem and ensure your drinking water supply stays safe. Regardless of the backflow issues that may be present, we will lay out all of your options, from corrective measures to part replacement or system upgrades, and then perform any necessary work.
The most important thing is that your drinking water stays safe for you and your family at all times. If you are overdue for backflow testing or you’re unsure about the status of your plumbing system, call Lanz Inc. today. We offer plumbing maintenance and complete backflow testing services to all of our Champaign, IL area customers and would be glad to help ensure the safety of your home’s water supply today.