All over Canada, having clean water is as easy as turning a tap. Sometimes it can be easy to take this access for granted – until you lose it! Every year there are thousands of cases of household water supplies being contaminated through back flow. This contamination can be more than an annoyance – it can be downright dangerous! B.C residents can put their fears to bed knowing that Pete & Son Plumbing is here to protect your water supply. Our licensed plumbers are certified and available to perform your back flow prevention testing.
If you are unfamiliar with the idea of backflow around your property, you are not alone! The plumbing in your property is a ‘behind the scenes’ system and that is why it is so important to have a great team behind you. The plumbers at Pete & Son are not only licensed but are certified in backflow prevention testing. Backflow preventers come in many shapes and sizes but nearly all of them requires valves and other mechanics. Through use and over time, the mechanisms and their parts begin to break down. Even the best machines can run down and the same is true of your backflow preventers.
These mechanisms are designed to protect your property from backpressure backflow as well as backsiphonage. Both of these occur when the pressure inside your water system is compromised in one way or another. Whether it is a drop in pressure (as with backpressure back flow) or the vacuum effect of a concentrated water flow (such as backsiphonage), have any type of backflow is bad news.
Having your system tested is not just a matter of routine but it is a matter of law as well. To ensure that residents never have to worry about contaminated water, backflow prevention testing has been made mandatory throughout the lower mainland.
The only way to ensure that your property stays in good working order is through regular testing. Not everyone is familiar with all the ins and outs of the plumbing system around your property. That is why it is so important to have the right team behind you. The staff at Pete & Son Plumbing is local to your area and know what to look for when it comes to deteriorating systems, mechanics and parts. Don’t hesitate to call for your bi-annual testing!