So what exactly is backflow prevention and why is it so darn important?
When water enters a home or business, the backflow preventer separates the clean water from the contaminated water, keeping everyone safe.
All of the water that flows through the pipes, water heaters, and showers enters from the main flow. This water is contained under extreme pressure in those water mains.
If the water pressure does not stay balanced at all times, you’ve got a catastrophe on your hands. The high-pressure water in houses and businesses can flow backward into the main.
That’s fine if the water is clean, but if it is in a tank with chemicals, for instance, the backflow would be a toxic disaster for anyone that comes in contact with the contaminated water.
To maintain the separation of clean water from contaminated water, we provide backflow testing for homes and businesses in Chicago, IL, and the surrounding areas.