There is nothing worse than flushing a toilet and having the sewage liquids backflow. When sewage water flows backward and up into the toilet, it will most likely end up doing the same in the bathtub. Backflow generally targets the lowest points in the plumbing system, which is always always the toilet and bathtub. The risk of backflow is associated with liquids and gases contaminated with bacteria. Backflow contaminants have been connected to various illnesses – dysentery, amoebiasis, infectious hepatitis, typhoid, Legionnaire’s disease, and salmonella.
When the flow of contaminated liquids from the sewage system is forced in reverse, it will end up in connected facilities, such as the bathtub lavatory, and toilet. Factors like clogs, a damaged sewage pipe, public service provider issues, and pressure problems.
Preventing Backflow Sewage
When there is a disruption in the flow of contaminated liquids from the residential sewage system, a licensed plumber can help. Most average people know little to nothing about their sewage systems. In fact, some home and business owners, landlords, tenants, and others do not give a second thought to the condition of their sewage system. Plumbers highly recommend backflow prevention testing at least once every three days. The assessment must be performed by a licensed plumber or designated service provider.
How Do Plumbers Test Backflow Prevention?
When consumers hire backflow prevention services, they are hoping the components of their plumbing systems are in good condition. Knowing a plumbing system is working as it should minimize many concerns homeowners have to deal with daily. There is no doubt, many people ignore their plumbing system until it is too late. Do not follow suit unless you want to wake up one morning to a backflow problem.
The testing process assesses all the backflow prevention components on your home’s plumbing system. These components include air gap, backflow prevention valve, pressure level, and an atmospheric vacuum breaker. Your plumber will sit down with you to discuss the testing process in advance.
Do not fall prey to your plumbing system. Instead, reach out to your local plumbing service provider.