The Importance of Backflow Testing

Posted on February 28, 2019
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Let’s talk about water. The potable kind flows in, and the waste kind drains out. But, when a building’s wastewater enters your fresh water supply, it creates a potentially hazardous problem known as backflow.

Backflow testing is crucial in commercial buildings, as it prevents the city water from going back into the city once it has gone through a structure. How important is it to keep your potable water and wastewater separate? In one word: very. Sewer water is loaded with a variety of harmful bacteria that can cause serious health problems, including E. Coli, salmonella and hepatitis. Even minuscule quantities of contaminated water can be severe, leading to serious illness and numerous diseases.

Backflow preventers are an effective way to avoid the problem from occurring. A skilled plumber can install a backflow prevention device in plumbing cross connections to ensure your water remains safe. To guarantee no contaminated water is transferred into your water supply, it’s critical to have a licensed plumber perform a backflow prevention test on your device. 

In an effort to provide further protection, Raider Rooter is working toward becoming a distributor for the PuronicsĀ® DefenderTM iGenĀ® water filtration system. This sophisticated, filtration system ensures you always have the highest quality water at the lowest cost.

Backflow prevention and testing are vital to your building’s plumbing system, and the health of your employees. Backflow testing is something you need to be doing every year. Raider Rooter has been providing South Florida with reliable, affordable, and high-quality plumbing services for over 40 years. Contact us and let us put our commitment to work for you by designing a plumbing system solution that safeguard’s your water.

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