Backflow Prevention Services To Protect Your Chino, CA Local Water Supply
Each water system uses specific pipes to bring potable water in and other pipes to carry waste out of the home. A certain level of water pressure must exist within the plumbing system to ensure that water flows as it should, in the direction that it should. If water pressure suddenly plummets or altogether ceases, dirty water can run back into the system's clean water supply. This is known as "backflow." Backflow happens whenever contaminated water reverses its flow and moves through your clean water supply lines. A backflow preventer is a device designed to protect potable water from potential contamination due to backflow. Backflow testing examines backflow preventers to make sure they're working properly.
How Does A Backflow Preventer Work & Why Is Testing Important?
A backflow preventer (BFP) is designed to prevent water from reversing direction. These units are used to keep water supplies free from pollution and contamination. BFPs are required by law for commercial water customers and some residential customers. Some backflow prevention devices have test ports that allow them to be tested for proper functioning.
A BFP should be tested when it's installed, once a year thereafter, and if the unit is repaired or relocated. Testing is required by law because backflow can contaminate your personal drinking water and that of your community.
Trust JIG Plumbing For All Your Backflow Prevention Needs
JIG Plumbing wants to be your partner to take care of all of your plumbing needs, including caring for your backflow preventer and ensuring its proper operation. We not only provide backflow testing but also assist with any problems that may come up. If you need to find out if your home needs a backflow preventer, you need one tested or you've got one that needs repair, let us know. Send us a message online or call 909-280-4331 today!