Backflow Testing in Tyler, TX

Did you recently receive a notice that your backflow prevention assembly needs to be tested? Are you unsure of what’s required of you?

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What is Backflow?

Backflow is exactly what it sounds like. It’s when water flows in the opposite direction it’s intended to.

Water should flow into your home or business. However, when backflow occurs, water leaves your home or business and flows towards a city or other communal water source. This can have detrimental effects on the water supply as potentially contaminated water can infect it.

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Why Does Backflow Happen?

There are two main reasons backflow happens: loss of pressure in supply lines or increase in pressure on the customer’s end.

Backflow really only occurs during unusual circumstances like a broken water main or the fire department needing a large amount of water quickly.

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What is Backflow Testing?

Backflow testing inspects the safety device set in place to prevent backflow from happening. Local codes require these devices to be tested annually to make sure they continue to operate as intended.

If you’ve received notice that you need a backflow inspection in Tyler, TX or the surrounding area, American Plumbing can perform that service for you.

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Why is Backflow Testing Required?

Annual backflow inspections make sure that if backflow occurs, it can be detected and stopped.

If water from your home or business flows into the city’s source, the contaminants found in it can pollute the water supply it runs into. This can cause you to drink water potentially hazardous to your health.

Even if you haven’t yet received your backflow testing notice, it’s important to know your system is functioning properly. When you’re ready to have the test performed, give American Plumbing Company a call.