Expert Columbia Plumbing Company Bolsters Backflow Prevention Services for 2022

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West Columbia based Plumb Time Plumbing helps customers understand why prevention of backflow is critical in preventing drinking water cross-connection contamination and more.

Plumb Time Plumbing and Drain Services LLC, a South Carolina-based locally-owned-and-family-operated residential/commercial plumbing and drains company boasting more than 20 years of experience, is bolstering its premium backflow prevention services for the new year, helping customers understand why prevention of backflow is critical in preventing drinking water cross-connection contamination – and more.

“The potential problem of backflow must be at the top of the list for every home and business owner, and this is what we have been stressing to our valued clients in the new year,” explains Manny Anderson, owner, operator and Master Plumber of Plumb Time. “While it’s not something that anyone thinks about all that much, if at all, it could become a very big deal if that backflow is caused by a contaminated source. The cross-connection of contaminated water could then lead to serious health issues to those who use the water.”

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Professionals like Anderson have, for years, been encouraging everyone to take the time to thank all the experts involved in protecting our nation’s drinking water for their role in maintaining that safe drinking water, and 2022 is shaping up to be no different. These experts, according to Plumb Time representatives, include backflow prevention assembly testers and cross-connection control specialists, public water supply operators, plumbers, inspectors, lawn and fire sprinkler installers, engineers, building maintenance staff and regulators.

Further, Plumb Time has been analyzing shifting trends reports put forth by the American Backflow Prevention Association, an organization whose members have a common interest in protecting drinking water from contamination through cross-connections. As Anderson explains it, “As an organization dedicated to education and technical assistance, the ABPA, through its network of regions and chapters, supports local needs and interests via the resources of this national organization, and we remain committed to standing right by their side when it comes to advancing all aspects of prevention – all for the continued protection of all water users.”

As Plumb Time representatives explain to customers, a loss of water pressure can cause water to flow backward in the system, a phenomenon known as back-siphonage that can cause the water supply to become contaminated with toxic chemicals and other contaminants. Depending on these contaminants that are present in the water, this can then lead to a potential public health crisis – the primary reason Plumb Time is focusing on this service going into the new year.

“Devices made to handle the prevention of backflow are designed to prevent back-siphonage in the event of a sudden drop in water pressure,” adds Anderson. “The device senses a change in pressure or water flow and quickly turns off the water supply, thus preventing contamination of the fresh water supply and protecting public health.”

Beyond prevention devices, Plumb Time is dedicated to bolstering its certified backflow testing services in 2022, its plumber staff ensuring customers that the company’s service technicians are fully-trained as well as ABPA and ASSE-Certified, boasting extensive knowledge of prevention devices and testing procedures.

Plumb Time Plumbing serves the Lexington and Columbia areas with excellent plumbing repair, water heater repair, sewer line repair, drain cleaning, sewer camera tactics, general plumbing services and more. The company is located at 3513 Delree Street in West Columbia and can be reached by calling (803) 988-9202 or for more information visit the above listed website.

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