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Prevent Drinking Water Contamination with Backflow Testing

Backflow is when the water in your pipes is flowing in the opposite direction from its usual flow. Water can come back up your sink, toilet or shower drain and cause serious issues.


It can be caused by a change in pressure or sewer line damage and can allow contaminants to enter your drinking water system. Backflow is commonly caused by hoses left in pools while filling or garbage disposals that have not been properly cared for. Other causes of backflow include:

  • Dishwashers
  • Toilets
  • Hand-held shower heads
  • Bath whirlpool devices
  • Faucets with hose attachments
  • Swimming pools
  • Wading ponds
  • Lawn irrigation systems


Riverside Heating & Plumbing offers backflow testing to ensure your pipes and drains will not backup and cause issues with your drinking water.


Backflow Prevention Devices

One sure way to prevent backflow is with a backflow prevention device. Without a backflow preventer, your drinking water can be contaminated and, if left unchecked, cause serious health issues. If you’re unsure whether you have a backflow preventer, you’ll need backflow testing done by a professional plumber who can evaluate your situation and recommend solutions and types of preventers.


Emergency Service 24/7

Backflow is a plumbing emergency. If you notice water coming up your drain or sink while it’s in use or not, call Riverside Heating & Pluming immediately and we’ll come out to fix the problem. For regular maintenance and to prevent backflow, be sure to schedule a backflow testing session.

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