Backflow is a serious issue that if caught early can be remedied and larger issues can be avoided. If you think you may be having backflow issues, then it is vital to have backflow testing completed on your water system. Below are signs that you need to have backflow testing done.
- Over a year – If your last backflow testing was over a year ago, then it is time to have it done again. With annual inspections you will have peace of mind that your water is clean and there are no lurking issues with your water system.
- Discoloration – One of the more obvious and serious signs of needing backflow testing is water discoloration. Any discoloration or cloudiness, even from a water source you don’t usually drink from, is cause for needing backflow testing.
- Leaks – If you already have a backflow prevention device and you notice leaking or discharge coming from it, then you will want to have your backflow system tested.
If your backflow testing shows that you are having backflow issues, then you are most likely going to need a backflow preventer. A backflow preventer will ensure that water moves in the direction it is intended to and not in the reverse direction. This ensures that your water is clean, healthy and up to code. Here at Carolina Plumbing & Repair, we have 40 years of experience in the business and are well experienced in backflow testing and preventer installation and maintenance.