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Our public water supply is one of the single most important civil service projects that has ever been built. We depend on the water flowing through these main water lines for just about everything. Whether it’s water running from your taps or showers or the water that’s used to irrigate your landscaping, we depend on this water remaining clean and free from potential contamination. However, when certain plumbing devices present a risk of allowing contaminated water to flow backward through water lines, it’s vital that you have a working backflow prevention device to stop this. It’s so vital, in fact, that it is required by law for all businesses and even some residential properties.

Here at Merry San Marino Plumbing , we offer a full range of services for backflow prevention devices in Pasadena and the surrounding communities, including comprehensive testing and certification as well as repairs, new installations, and more. This is why our municipal governments have such strict codes for keeping your water safe, especially through the method of backflow testing and prevention. When water flows in the wrong direction, it can carry harmful pollutants, particles, and other contaminants into your drinkable water system. At our company, we make sure the water supply is safe by offering licensed testing and certification as well as comprehensive services for devices that fail their annual exam.

Call us today at (626) 414-5583 to get immediate same day service for your Pasadena backflow testing issues.

What Makes Backflow Occur?

“Backflow” is the term used to describe the phenomenon when water actually flows backward through your water lines. There are a few ways this can happen, but more often than not this happens when the pressure inside your water lines exceeds the pressure of the water entering through your meter. While this isn’t really an issue in most residences, any time that potentially contaminated water could flow backward through internal water lines could be dangerous to our water supply. Broken water mains or burst fire hydrants can also lead to backflow, resulting in possible main line contamination.

Backflow could be caused by any of the following:

  • The water main or primary distribution pipe becomes fractured or broken
  • Improper plumbing work results in prolonged drainage buildup
  • Huge amounts of water are utilized by firefighters during situations of emergencies
  • Sudden power outages, often caused by extreme weather conditions such as storms or intense bouts of heat

What Are Backflow Preventers?

Backflow prevention devices come in a few different varieties, based primarily on the type of building you’re in, the amount of water you use, and the amount of water pressure you require. Regardless of the type of prevention you have, the state of California requires that you have the device tested annually. This test usually takes about an hour or two and does require that your water is shut off for a short amount of time in order to complete.

Why Backflow Prevention is Essential

Ensuring the quality and safety of your water supply is crucial for the health and well-being of your family or business. Backflow, the unwanted reversal of water flow in plumbing systems, can contaminate your water with harmful substances and bacteria. That's why backflow prevention is essential.

By installing backflow preventers, you can:

  • Protect your water supply from contaminants
  • Prevent cross-connections between clean and dirty water sources
  • Comply with local regulations and codes
  • Reduce the risk of waterborne illnesses

At Merry San Marino Plumbing, our expert technicians are experienced in backflow prevention and testing. We can assess your plumbing system, identify potential risks, and recommend the most effective backflow prevention solutions for your specific needs.

Frequent Backflow Testing by Professional Experts

Because backflow could be so devastating to our public water supply, it’s extremely important that everyone does their part to make sure their water supply is secure and won’t accidentally contaminate it for everybody else. At Merry San Marino Plumbing , we offer state-approved backflow testing services along with a full range of repair and replacement solutions so you can continue to go about your business and remain compliant with laws and codes.

Have you had your backflow testing device serviced yet this year? If your inspection date is coming, contact Merry San Marino Plumbing to schedule your service appointment in Pasadena & beyond.

Commonly Asked Questions

What are the consequences of backflow?

Backflow can lead to contaminated water flowing backward through water lines, potentially contaminating the water supply and posing health risks.

How often should backflow testing be done?

Backflow testing should be done annually to ensure the water supply remains safe and compliant with laws and codes. It is important to have your backflow prevention device serviced by a professional to prevent potential contamination.

What are backflow preventers?

Backflow prevention devices come in various types and are required by the state of California to be tested annually. These devices help protect the water supply from contaminants and prevent cross-connections between clean and dirty water sources.

Why is backflow prevention important?

Backflow prevention is important because it prevents contaminated water from flowing backward through water lines and potentially contaminating the water supply.

What can cause backflow to occur?

Backflow can occur due to various reasons, such as water main or pipe fractures, improper plumbing work, excessive water usage during emergencies, and sudden power outages caused by extreme weather conditions.

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