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Skokie Backflow Prevention

Safeguarding Your Water Source

Backflow is when water that usually flows out, away from your house or building, reverses and flows back. It’s a nasty problem that can contaminate the water you drink, clean dishes, do laundry, and shower with. Contamination in your water source is a serious health issue and needs to be addressed immediately. Backflow presents such a dire health risk that building codes require several measures including RPZ certification for backflow prevention.

Causes of Backflow

Backflow is caused by one of two things including:

  • A significant pressure reduction in a clean water source- This can be caused by water line breaks, firefighting efforts, and flushed out water pipes. The resulting lower pressure in the clean water source causes contaminated water to be drawn in at cross connections (where potable water lines cross plumbing lines). This is much like the effect you get when you drink through a straw.
  • When pressure increases in the contaminated water source- This may occur when a septic system is not functioning properly or there’s a blockage in the sewage pipe. Just like the first cause of backflow, this occurs at cross connections. The high pressure in the sewage pipe seeks out a lower pressure environment. If your system has cross connections without proper backflow prevention devices, the sewage rushes into the clean water source.

Let a Master Plumber Help You with Backflow Issues

If you’re on city water, you’re protected by laws that require cities to do everything they can to avoid backflow issues. But even those systems can fail, though not often, as the consequences may affect the potable water source for a whole community of people. If you’re on well water or your own septic system it’s especially important to have a strong cross connection control. Having a master plumber inspect your plumbing system can give you the peace of mind you need.

To ensure any problems are taken care of immediately before anyone gets sick, get in touch with Aqua Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Services to inspect the system. We do backflow inspections, install prevention devices, and help plan the best piping options for new construction.

Call us now at (847) 260-9889. Our Skokie plumbers serve residents throughout Niles, Evanston, and the Northern Chicago area.

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