Residential Backflow Services

Backflow prevention is an important service for homeowners to consider to prevent costly and potentially dangerous situations.

What is Backflow, and Why is it Dangerous?

Backflow occurs when there is a service disruption in your main water line and the flow of water reverses. There are many things that can cause backflow to occur, but they are most commonly caused by an interruption in service due to a power outage or instance where the water pressure goes below a certain level.

Backflow is a potentially dangerous situation because when the flow reverses, it can carry contaminated water into your home. In many cases, it is specifically dangerous because the contaminated water looks and smells exactly like regular water – you may not even be aware its contaminated.

Backflow Prevention

Homeowners should consider investing in professional backflow prevention by installing a backflow prevention device. These devices are installed in your main water line, and consist of a flap that remains open when the flow of water is going in the right direction. As soon as the water direction changes, the flap closes over the line, stopping contaminated water from entering your home.

Backflow Certification and Testing

Sometimes backflow prevention devices dont’ work as they should. If you suspect backflow in your home, contact Jim Ando Plumbing to inspect your backflow device to make sure its working effectively. We also test your water to make sure it is not already contaminated. If contamination has occurred, a backflow company like Jim Ando can flush out the plumbing system until it’s clean and safe again.