The water in your home is supposed to be safe and clear. One way that it remains that is with the water main flushing in Snohomish County. Working with Schleg Valley Construction allows you to ensure that your water is clean, safe, and flushed regularly.
Learning what the process looks like, the benefits, and what to expect are all part of understanding why flushing the water main is important. Discover more information below or give us a call if you have any questions:
What Is Flushing?
In basic terms, water is flushed through the main system to get rid of sediment or buildup. In most instances, the fire hydrants on your block are opened up to allow water to flow through, thus, flushing the entire system. One other way that is used is called UDF or unidirectional flushing. This is where the pipes are isolated, and water flows one way, pushing all the sediment out.
What Are The Benefits?
Other than removing the build-up of sediment in the lines, it can also help to:
- Measure the available flow of water to a particular hydrant
- Ensure the hydrant is working properly
- Makes sure you have the highest quality water available at all times
What To Expect
Typically, you may not notice that there’s a flush going on other than the difference in water pressure. It’s best to wash laundry or dishes beforehand as the flushing can cause discoloration to the water. Also, it typically takes around 30 minutes up to an hour to complete.
You should have your water return to normal once the water main flushing in Snohomish County is over. Call us today if you have any questions or feel your system needs to be flushed. You can reach us at (425) 312-6750.