Backflow Prevention is Crucial to Prevent Water Contamination

What is Backflow Prevention?

At Ready & Able, we strongly recommend our valued clients to look into backflow prevention for their home and business because we care so much about your safety and comfort. Without protection, unsafe, unhealthy water can contaminate your water supply putting the health of your family in jeopardy. Take a minute to learn how you can protect your home from the dangers of backflow today.

What is backflow, you ask? It occurs when the unwanted flow of water or a mixture of water and other liquids, gases and substances reverses into the distribution pipes of the potable water supply. It can potentially flow back from various plumbing devices, pools or irrigation systems. Serious health problems can occur and the contaminants that often invade your water supply can cause diseases, illnesses and even death. There are two different kinds of backflow that occur:

  1. Back Siphonage – Water pressure on the supply side drops or a negative pressure is created in the supply piping creating a vacuum. This causes the unwanted reversal of water. One of the most common causes of this type of backflow is a water main break.
  2. Backpressure – This occurs when the pressure in the downstream piping rises above the supply pressure of the system. When this happens, downstream substances are pushed into the potable water supply.

In attempt to monitor backflow control, legal standards have been made that require the use of backflow testers, mechanical backflow preventers, valves and devices due to the high risks that this contaminated water has on people’s health.  Protect the health of your family by ensuring that your water supply is not polluted with chemicals and other contaminants. Let our backflow experts find the perfect backflow preventer device for you!

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Ready & Able, Inc. has trained, certified and experienced backflow device testers on staff who can perform a backflow device test to ensure it is working correctly. They will complete the necessary paperwork and file it appropriately with the local water authority to ensure you and your business are in total compliance with the regulations.

We can repair or replace any backflow device that does not pass the test for any reason. If your home or facility does not have backflow protection yet, Ready & Able professionals can go to your property and perform a site survey to recommend the appropriate device to be used, quote the work and then get the job done for you. Don’t take chances when it comes to your own health or the health and safety of others.

Call our plumbing technicians today to learn more about backflow preventers  or to have your home or facility tested and certified. We also offer a wide range of other plumbing installations, repairs and maintenance to meet all of your needs in Harrisburg and the surrounding areas!

Contact Us at 717-963-2034

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