When you have just got in from being outside on a hot sunny day and you fill your glass of water but instead of getting beautiful clear refreshing water, but you get a discoloured glass with particles floating in it, this can be rather unappealing and discouraging. It’s not even water you would want to shower in let alone drink or give to your children and pets. Somehow your water has become contaminated, but how. This is the time to call in a professional plumber to come and do backflow testing Perth. This will tell them whether you have had a reversal in the flow of your water so now you have unsafe water you need to deal with.
Contamination is more of a problem than some realise
It might not sound like something that is a huge problem, after all, nothing has broken down in your home and your home is not flooding! But in fact, this is a serious issue. It means that there is either no longer a valve in place controlling the flow of water from a city supply to your home and that means contamination is happening potentially from both systems, the larger public water supply one and your home. A plumber is needed to do backflow prevention device testing Perth, to see what the problem is but there are two main ones, backpressure and back-siphonage.
- Backpressure – these are caused when the pressure of the downstream is more than the pressure of the supply or upstream pressure from the public system. This can happen when something causes an increase in the downstream pressure when there is a reduction in water supply pressure, or both happen and combine.
- Back-siphonage – this then is the opposite of backpressure. There is negative pressure from the public system and it happens when is a problem with the supply of water from the mains. For example, it can happen if there is a break in the water mains, or if a fire hydrant has to be used for an emergency.
Both affect the sanitation of your water and lead to the need for backflow testing, Perth.
A professional backflow test is essential
When your water appears to be contaminated one of the first steps your plumber will take is to do backflow prevention device testing Perth. The results of this can then direct them on what steps are required to fix the problem. No-one wants to have to live with dirty water whether in the home or a workplace and nor would you want your contaminated water affecting the community around you. By having a plumber perform the testing you can protect not just yourself and those using the same building, but also others too.
Hiring a plumber is important because they have the problem training and experience to be able to problem-solve if that is needed. Look for a plumber that comes to your area, has a good reputation and is a professional at all times.