What is Backflow?
Backflow happens when contaminated, undrinkable water mixes with the tap water in your home. It can occur where there is a significant pressure decrease in your plumbing. This can be caused by a water main rupturing in addition to many other factors, which can eventually result in the unintentional reversal of the direction water flows to your home. It can even be caused by something as simple as a hose sitting in a puddle of water outside your home.
To put it simply, backflow happens when contaminated water enters the portable water supply in your home or commercial building.
Metro Detroit Backflow Testing
Many houses are equipped with a backflow prevention device that prevents any instances where this water may mix. It needs to be tested periodically, usually once a year, to ensure it is working properly and your family is protected.
Many cities, municipalities and states require homeowners have this testing done yearly to ensure the safety of residents in the event of an accident.
Problems with Backflow Devices
The lifespan of a backflow prevention device varies widely depending on factors such as your water pressure, the mineral content of your water, where they are installed, etc. Problems with backflow prevention devices are uncommon, but they do happen. Most of the time they are simple fixes, but occasionally the problems can be larger. Levine & Sons recommends you have your backflow prevention devices tested at least once a year for the safety of your family.
Why Choose Levine?
If you think you may need backflow testing, it is time for your yearly checkup, or you need a backflow device installed, Levine & Sons is the right company for the job. We have performed thousands of backflow tests for over 80 years and as a family owned, fully certified company equipped with qualified and licensed professionals, we are ready to preform backflow testing in your Michigan home.
In the event we do find a problem, we can repair or replace any backflow prevention device. Guaranteed, always!
Remember, when you call Levine & Sons plumbing, we get the job done right the first time.