When you turn on your taps or faucets, you expect clean, clear water to come out. If that’s not the case, it’s important to contact an experienced plumber right away to check your water supply. The plumber will often perform what’s known as “backflow testing,” which checks to see if dirty water has flowed back into the lines of the home or business. At Spartan Services in Tacoma, we can test to make sure that you have clean, potable water in every room of your house or office.

What Causes Backflow?

When a home or business has cross connections between potable and non-potable water lines, and there’s a drop in pressure, dirty water can flow back into the clean supply lines. This water can be contaminated with waste, chemicals, fertilizers, and other things, and the last thing you want is for that water to find its way back into your tap and faucet lines. This can happen in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings, and by installing a backflow preventer valve, you can protect your clean water from these contaminants.

Annual Valve Inspection

Once you have a backflow preventer, it’s important to have it checked annually to ensure that it’s still working properly. There are certain commercial codes that require your business to have an up-to-date backflow valve system in place, and for residential settings, you always want to be sure that your family is drinking and using clean water at all times.

Spartan Services can provide backflow testing as a part of your routine plumbing appointment, or we can come to check specifically that dirty water hasn’t found its way back into your pipes. Whatever the case may be, you can rest assured that our team of experienced professionals is ready to help however they can.

Call us today at (253) 590-2788 or fill out the form on the right to schedule your service!