Backflow Testing

Did you know? Backflow testing is mandatory in Anne Arundel County!

Has your water been tested for backflow? Are you aware of the risks associated with backflow contamination and how it's caused? As certified backflow inspectors, Chesapeake Plumbing can test your water and equipment to ensure it's free of harmful backflow that may be introducing contaminants into the public water supply.

What is backflow and what causes it?

The Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works advises all water customers to understand what backflow is, and how to protect against it.

Backflow is when water "flows backward" into the water distribution system, caused by sudden or gradual changes in pressure in plumbing systems. There are two main causes of backflow:

These changes in pressure can cause the water to reverse its direction as it flows through the plumbing system, creating backflow.

What can I do to prevent backflow?

Most water consumers are unaware of the risks of backflow, and don't realize they may be contributing to it. Here are some tips we recommend to prevent backflow:

These changes in pressure can cause the water to reverse its direction as it flows through the plumbing system, creating backflow.