What is Backflow and What Causes It?

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What is Backflow and What Causes It?

Posted on October 5, 2018 by Melbourne Plumber

If your water has started looking or tasting weird, it is possible you have a backflow problem. Backflow is when the incoming water starts moving the wrong way at some point. This can cause the water to mix with toxic or dirty water in the process and the water is tainted by the time it comes out of your faucet or shower head. What Causes Backflow? There are two possible reasons backflow may be occurring: Back Pressure: Pressure from somewhere further down the lines may be forcing  water back into the line. Back Siphonage: This happens when the pressure from ...

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