Backflow isn’t immediately obvious, and can cause additional problems before you notice something isn’t right. There are two reasons why backflow occurs:
- Back pressure—This means that there is a higher amount of pressure in your plumbing system than in the drinking water supply. Something has caused the pressure increase, and the backflow will be diverted to where the pressure is lower.
- Back siphonage—Back siphonage means that the pressure in your water supply is lower than the plumbing system. This prevents used water from successfully moving through your pipes, and instead it goes back toward the supply as backflow.
If you have backflow, there’s likely a problem with your backflow preventer. Or there could be a leak somewhere in your pipes. Both issues can allow outside water to flow into your home’s water supply.
It’s a good time to call a professional at Diamond Blue. We offer fast service for repairs, meaning there’s a good chance you can have plumbing issues fixed quicker than you thought possible.
Our trained staff utilize a comprehensive inspection to make sure we know exactly what’s wrong with your plumbing. Quality maintenance can prevent backflow, so call us at 469-505-0525 to protect your drinking water from contamination.