Backflow is a nasty problem to have. Backflow is what happens when the wastewater supply flows backward into the drinkable water supply. It usually results when there's a drop in pressure in the municipal or public water supply. When you have hundreds of gallons of sewage floating around outside your house or business, backflow goes from a minor inconvenience to a literal crisis in almost no time at all.
Call (407) 890-0116 our Orlando backflow prevention pros today for service, or read below to learn what causes these issues.
Your plumbing system depends on a constant flow of pressure. The pressure from the clean water of the public supply pushes your wastewater out of your home and into the public sewage system. When there's a sudden drop in the water public supply, it's like when a car loses power while going up a steep hill-everything starts moving backward (and fast).
Backflow Can Be Caused By:
- Too much demand on the local water supply
- The breaking of the main water line
- Fire hydrants being used or broken
Sometimes, minor backflow can occur at connections between drinkable water and wastewater sources. Cross-connections are located at toilets, sprinklers, irrigation systems, and swimming pools, to name a few. These minor issues can still contaminate your drinking water-which is why an annual backflow inspection is a good idea for any Orlando business or homeowner. Restaurant owners in particular face considerable risk when they avoid a backflow inspection.
If you want to improve your defense against backflow with backflow preventers, or you need to figure out why your plumbing is spitting wastewater back into your drains, call Brownie's Septic & Plumbing. Our licensed Orlando plumbers are the fast, effective, and professional problem-solvers you need. We offer 24-hour emergency services 7 days a week, and we fix every problem on a first attempt.
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