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Backflow Testing

Backflow Testing — Vancouver and the Lower Mainland

Backflow is when there is an overwhelmingly poor reversal of flow in the drinking water system for your home. This can lead to contamination of the water supply through backpressure or backsiphonage. But we as a homeowner, the last thing you want to deal with is unsafe drinking water.

The best method of prevention is to get a backflow prevention device and to make sure you get backflow testing to ensure your water is safe for you and your family.

What is a Backflow Prevention Device

A backflow prevention device is used to protect your water supply from contamination or pollution. There are over 10,000 reported cases of backflow contamination each year. Some cases may even be fatal. A typical backflow assembly device must be tested when first installed, and any time it is moved or repaired.

The Advantages of Backflow Prevention Devices

Backflow prevention devices keep your water clean and potable by keeping pollutants from contaminating your water supply via backflows, which is when waste water runs in the opposite direction. When that happens, you can be exposed to contaminants that can make you moderately to severely ill. Drinking water can also be contaminated by backflow from the following places: fire sprinkler systems, commercial boiler systems, underground lawn irrigation, and boiler systems with anti-freeze.
The City of Vancouver requires backflow prevention assemblies to be installed in larger complexes and tested regularly. We have the expertise to test your backflow prevention devices and ease any worries that you may have.

Backflow prevention devices protect your water supply from contaminants that are introduced when water pressure weakens. This can happen in situations such as a water main bursting or pipes freezing.

Why Backflow Prevention is Important

Backflow prevention assemblies have parts that can wear out and cause backflow contamination. This is why it’s crucial that you have a functional backflow prevention device in place for your home or complex. Protect yourself from backflow contamination and ensure that your water supply is safe and sanitized by opting for our backflow testing service.

We at Hillcrest Plumbing and Heating pride ourselves in being an accredited backflow testing Vancouver service provider. Please
contact us for a competitive quote today.

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As the COVID-19 situation continues to develop, Hillcrest Plumbing & Heating remains committed to serving the communities of the Lower Mainland. Based on recommendations from provincial and federal health authorities, we have made some changes to the way we provide service during onsite calls and at our retail store to ensure the health of our customers, technicians, and the communities they live in.

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