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Backflow Prevention Services in El Paso
You may not realize it but backflow is one of the biggest threats to your El Paso home or business’s plumbing system. What is backflow? It is the undesirable reversal of the flow of water or mixtures of water and other undesirable substances from any source. These other undesirable substances can be anything from waste, industrial fluids, gasses or any other substance that has no place in the distribution pipes of the potable water system.
What causes backflow? The simple answer is “cross connections.” A cross connection is any link between a potable water system and a non-potable source. An example of a cross connection could be something like placing a garden hose in a child’s inflatable swimming pool while filling it. Likewise, placing the end of a garden hose in a fish pond or a radiator creates a cross connection.
In practice, they are much bigger than that though. Imagine that there is a leaking water main below a ditch that contains a septic tank. Waste can easily seep through the soil to the perimeter of the water main. If the water main is cracked or broken right where the waste is seeping, this is a prime example of the most undesirable cross connection. And if it begins to backflow, your health and safety is in big trouble. When the water pressure drops, it causes a reverse flow and your home or business’s pipes will fill with contaminated water.
The good news is that backflow is preventable. All you need to do to prevent backflow from compromising the health and safety of your family or employees is to call (915) 240-1119 today to speak with the experienced and qualified plumbers at City Wide Morales Plumbing. For many years, City Wide Morales Plumbing has been proud to provide exceptional plumbing services to homes and business across the El Paso area. We have the knowledge, skills and necessary tools to make sure that your El Paso home or business isn’t affected by backflow, so give us a call today to find out how we can help.
Preventing Backflow in El Paso
The first step in any backflow prevention project is scheduling a backflow inspection with City Wide Morales Plumbing to identify any potential sources of contamination. Once we have located any areas where fresh water and waste water could potentially be cross connected, a member of our team will install a backflow prevention device.
A backflow prevention device’s function is rather simple. As long as the water supply flows in one direction only, the backflow device will remain open. If the flow reverses, the device prevents contaminated water from filling your El Paso home’s or business’s pipes.
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Water pressure can drop at any time and you could get very sick if you aren’t prudent. Protect yourself and everyone on your property from the hazardous effects of contaminated water by calling (915) 240-1119 today and inquire about City Wide Morales Plumbing’s top-rated backflow prevention services.