As you might know, the public water system gets treated by a water treatment plant before it reaches your home. However, there are a variety of ways that this treated water can get recontaminated. One of these ways is backflow. The contaminants that get into the water via backflow can cause a variety of health problems in ingested. That’s why it so important to get your home backflow prevention in New York. By doing this, you’ll keep your water supply from being contaminated by backflow.
What exactly causes backflow?
Backflow contamination refers to when clean water gets contaminated by water that has been already used. This usually happens when there’s an abnormal water pressure differential. For example, if a fire hydrant gets opened up, this can drop water pressure. When this happens, water starts flowing backward into public lines. If you’re using pesticides on your lawn, water near your sprinklers can get sucked into the water line and contaminate the public drinking supply. This is where a backflow prevention system comes in handy.
How does backflow prevention in New York work?
The first step in getting a backflow preventer is to test for backflow. If you call us, we can tell if backflow is happening in your system. From there, our company can recommend a backflow preventer to keep your water supply safe. Backflow prevention systems work by only letting water flow one direction. They work best when put at cross-connections where contamination can occur if backflow happens.
Backflow preventers are very important in keeping your water supply safe. This includes both your personal water and the public’s water. In fact, some districts in Long Island require homes to have backflow preventers and properly maintain them. Despite this, many Long Island homeowners either don’t have one or don’t know what one is. With over 80 years of industry experience, we want to help everyone in Long Island and the surrounding areas have a safe water supply.
Why choose Rebmann as my primary source of home service assistance?
For three generations over 80 years, Rebmann has worked hard to provide New York residents by solving their plumbing, heating, and air conditioning issues. Our company offers 24/7 service so we’ll always be there to fix your backflow preventer no matter the time. In addition, we provide a one-year warranty on all of our products and services so you’ll be confident in our work. Call Rebmann today to learn more about how we can help you prevent backflow!