Knoxville Backflow Testing to Protect Your Water Flow

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918430 54320117 300x229 Knoxville Backflow Testing to Protect Your Water FlowIf your water has perhaps changed in color, looks dirty  you should hire a professional plumber to conduct Knoxville backflow testing to see if there has been a reversal in your flow of water.

While this might not sound like much of a problem to you, it can get to be a very serious one. It essentially means that there is no valve to control the flow of water from the city’s public water supply and your own, allowing for contamination of both systems. There are two specific types of this undesirable problem-backpressure and backsiphonage. Backpressure problems are caused when the downstream pressure is greater than the upstream or supply pressure from the public water system; this scenario occurs from either an increase in downstream pressure, a decrease in water supply pressure, or a combination of the two. Backsiphonage is, as you have probably figured out, just the opposite of backpressure-that is, it arises from negative pressure in the public water system. Backsiphonage typically occurs when there is a notable stoppage of water supply to other systems due to a fire hydrant being in use or a break in the water main. Without getting too technical, the long and short of this is that neither of these are good news for the sanitation of your water supply.

Knoxville Backflow testing by a professional plumber can determine if indeed this is why your water appears contaminated and can help propel the necessary steps toward sanitation. No one wants dirty water filtering into their home or workplace, nor does anyone want their dirty water getting into the public water system and affecting the community at large. By performing professional Knoxville  backflow testing, you can be confident that the water that is coming into your home or workplace is clean, and that the dirty water you use is being handled appropriately.