Annual backflow tests are required by law for a good reason. Backflow testing is necessary to ensure that your business’s potable drinking water is safe. Backflow can cause serious health problems for the people in your building.
When Does Backflow Occur?
Backflow happens when the water in the plumbing system reverses its flow. The problem is when contaminated or non-potable water reverses its flow into the potable water pipelines. This happens when there are different pressure levels in different areas of your plumbing system. The two different situations where this can occur are called backpressure and back-siphonage. Both of these situations can be prevented by installing a backflow prevention device. Regular backflow testing is necessary for maintaining your pipelines and preventing backflow.
Backflow Testing Prevents Health Hazards
When your building’s drinking water is contaminated due to backflow it puts everyone in the building at risk. The non-potable water in your building’s pipelines can be contaminated with chemicals and bacteria. Preventing backflow is necessary to prevent illness and disease from being spread through your building’s drinking water.
Backflow Testing with Etchen Commercial Plumbing
Etchen Commercial Plumbing is a family-owned business that has decades of experience in the commercial plumbing industry. We serve Farmington Hills, MI, Westland, MI, Livonia, MI, and the surrounding areas. Our commitment to customer satisfaction is made very clear through our company philosophy and our online testimonials. We will check your entire plumbing system thoroughly for any safety hazards. Let us know if you would like to learn more about backflow testing or any other quality service that we provide. Contact us online or call our Detroit location at (313) 794-2609 or our Livonia location at (734) 855-6336.