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How Backflow Prevention Protects Your Drinking Water

How Backflow Prevention Protects Your Drinking Water

  • Plumbing
backflow prevention in Massachusetts by MilTown

A major advantage of getting water through the public water system is the treatment it gets. Before it reaches your home, your water gets treated with chemicals that remove many contaminants from the water. However, there are ways this cleaned water can get recontaminated. One of these methods is through backflow. Having contaminated drinking water can hurt your family’s health, which is why we offer backflow prevention services. By getting your plumbing assistance from MillTown, you can protect your water supply from germs and other contaminants.

 

How does backflow happen?

Generally, backflow happens whenever the water pressure drops in your home’s plumbing system. Frozen pipes, a burst pipe, and using lots of water at once are some ways your water pressure can drop. When the water pressure drops, the flow of water reverses and can draw in contaminants from the municipal main. Backflow can also happen when the pressure in your plumbing pipes exceeds the pressure in your drinking water system. Like with low water pressure, this causes the drinking water to reverse the direction of its flow through a cross-connection between the two systems. When this reversal happens, contaminants can sometimes get into your drinking water.

 

Protect your water with backflow prevention

If backflow is a problem with your home, we can help. Our professionals are certified to help you with your problem by installing a backflow preventer. This device uses a specially designed valve or an air gap to prevent the water flow from reversing direction. They’re highly effective at cross-connections, such as the water main where clean water enters your water system. These devices are very important for protecting your drinking water. Municipalities often require homes to have a backflow prevention device installed. With 40 years of plumbing experience, MillTown can help you install your backflow preventer and ensure it’s up to municipal code regulations.

 

Why call MillTown to keep my home’s water clean?

MillTown Plumbing is a family-owned and operated business established in 1979. Ever since the company was founded, we’ve stayed true to our commitment to the people of Northeastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire: our licensed and bonded technicians offer honest answers to all of your questions, and we provide cost-effective, permanent solutions to keep your home healthy and safe. That commitment to your satisfaction has guided us for over 35 years of commercial and residential home service, and the result is that homeowners in Northeastern Mass and Southern NH trust us more than anyone else for quality home repairs and emergency service. Call us today to learn more about our backflow prevention services!

 

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By Brian Renadette