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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Signs There is a Problem with Main Sewer Line

Posted on August 14, 2018 by Melbourne Plumber

The main sewer line connects your home system to the main sewer. It is usually run under your from yard toward the street in front of your house and may run under the driveway. Problems do occur with this connection and this article will discuss some of the signs and symptoms that there may be a problem with your main sewer line. Slow drainage: Although this doesn't mean you definitely have a problem with your main line it is one of the symptoms. It is best to try to see if there is a clog in your drains first.  (more…)

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