The Many Ways to Prevent Backflow

Having a backflow problem with your potable water supply can be a serious health risk to those who come into contact with the contaminated water. In the past serious illness has been contracted and in extreme cases death has occurred because of contaminated water. There are a number of different ways to help prevent backflow in your water supply. All commercial properties and some residential properties in Los Angeles County are required to have a backflow prevention assembly installed on their water supply.

If backflow has occurred your local water company has a number of different methods to clean the potable water distribution system like flushing and cleaning the affected area. This can only be done after a backflow issue is identified. That is why it is extremely important to have a certified backflow tester from Los Angeles perform a backflow test annually on your property.

In the majority of cases, backflow is easily recognizable without testing. You will notice that the water in your potable water supply is not as clean as usual; in this case you can call a backflow tester to come and perform a test to verify that you are having a backflow problem. If this is the case, you can have a certified plumber come and correct the problem.

In some cases it is not as easy to identify contaminated water. For this reason Los Angeles County requires that every commercial property in Los Angeles have annual backflow testing. This testing will ensure that there is absolutely zero backflow occurring in your potable water supply. If you believe that you may be experiencing a backflow issue, Simply Backflow is here to help! Give us a call today!

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