Backflow Testing

Accurate H2O Plumbing Performs Columbia, Lexington Backflow Testing

Accurate H2O Plumbing in Columbia, Lexington provides backflow testing for homes and businesses in the area.

At Accurate H2O Plumbing, we can take care of the inspection for you. Testing records must be maintained to verify compliance with DHEC.

Causes of Backflow

When the pressure in the pipes drops, especially if the pressure change is sudden, backflow might be the result. Pressure drop causes may include:

  • Water main breaks
  • Malfunctions at pumping stations
  • Use of nearby fire hydrants

The Danger of Backflow

Backflow into the pipes supplying your drinking water can be full of bacteria and contaminants. Ingesting these contaminants could make you very ill. That’s why there are laws in place requiring backflow prevention devices on water systems. The point of these laws is to minimize contaminants in both homes and public water supplies.

How Backflow Devices Work

Once a backflow preventer is installed, water is unable to flow back into the public supply lines. This device effectively creates a closed plumbing system. The backflow preventer is a device that prevents your water system from becoming contaminated from water flowing backward into your supply line.

Why Backflow Testing is Necessary

As with any other item, a backflow prevention device won't work forever. It is probable that yours will become defective or wear out over time.

At Accurate H20 Plumbing we have technicians who can test your backflow prevention devices and we can legally certify that your backflow device is up to code.

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