Chicago Backflow Testing

Imagine this:

You turn on the faucet to get yourself a cold glass of drinking water. You fill the glass, put it to your lips and drink deeply, quenching your thirst.All of us make one big assumption each day regarding the quality of water coming out of our faucets.

We assume that it’s clean!

At Spillane we believe the water we drink, bathe with and give to our pets should be clean.

Enter Backflow Preventer Testing.

What is backflow?

A plumbing system is meant to do 2 things:

  •  Bring clean, or potable water to your building for things like drinking and bathing.
  •  To take away the water that is contaminated.

Obviously, we all want water coming to us that does not come in contact with the same piping that the waste water runs through. Backflow occurs when there are changes in pressure in our systems and the flow of water is reversed, thus increasing the chances for our clean water being contaminated with nasty stuff.

Regular backflow testing and maintenance can help prevent your water supply from being polluted with not only harmful toxins, but also rust and debris from normal wear and tear.

Schedule Your Backflow Estimate Today!

Inspection Success Story

Recently, in the city of Chicago, we found 40 gallons of rock and stone found inside a system. This was caused by a city water piping project 3 blocks away. At some point, while the city workers were repairing the water main, some rock and gravel fell into the piping. This piping then fed the water into our clients building 3 blocks away.

Once our team discovered the issue it took 120 man hours to repair and flush the water mains and get clean water flowing again. The city ended up reimbursing 70% of the repair costs to our client.


About the Author:

Thanks for dropping by and checking us out today! If you want to know ‘about us’ then you need to know me. I love life. I love my family. My wife and three kids are my world. I spent over a decade fighting fires myself and then time as an inspector for a private fire inspection company in the Chicago area. I love life and nothing makes me prouder than when I know I had a part in protecting it. That’s why I started Spillane Fire Protection. In our short history we have performed over 12,000 inspections that have protected thousands of people and hundreds of millions of dollars of property. That fires me up (no pun intended)!

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