We Offer Expert and Reliable Backflow Prevention Services Have you ever observed color or odor coming from the water that runs through your tap? You most likely have a backflow in your water system. Generally, when constructing buildings, the plumbing system is built such that water passes through pipes from various sources to their intended location. When a backflow occurs, the direction of water flow is undesirably reversed from its anticipated destination within the system. Backflow prevention can be achieved by installing a mechanical device into your plumbing system. This device is called a backflow preventer. You can be sure to get your backflow issues resolved within the shortest possible time with us.
What Could Possibly Cause a Backflow?The main cause of backflow is a disparity in the pressure from the water supply sources of a building; its pools, storage tanks, and appliances. Backflow can occur as a result of:
- back-siphonage; pressure from the supply point is lower than what goes downstream. When this occurs, water is forced to take a wrong course.
- back-pressure; there is not enough pressure to push water to the intended direction (in a vessel).
Why is This Needed?It is absolutely necessary to prevent backflow in our plumbing systems. According to a study by the Water Research Foundation, residential backflow occurs on an infrequent, but regular basis. The study puts the occurrence rate at 1.6% per month. That’s probably why the water division of virtually all states in America recommends that water systems be properly protected from all possible forms of contamination. When there is a backflow, water from other (doubtful) sources may get into our potable water system thereby contaminating the water we drink. This is the main reason why we must prevent backflows from occurring in our residence and industries. We will effectively install backflow prevention devices for you any day, anytime. Whether residential or industrial, our technicians are always ready to provide you with the best prevention services ever.
How Can We Prevent Backflow?There are a couple of ways we can prevent backflow. The most cost-effective and probably most reliable of the is using an air gap. We can use an air gap to thwart backflow from supply tanks and containments from all appliances and fixtures connected to our water supply. Air gaps will also do the job at swimming and spa pools.
- Air gap used for backflow prevention
- Mains water supply top-up valve and air gap backflow prevention
- Double non-return valve installation and the prevention of backflow contamination of a potable water supply
- pressure vacuum breakers
- double check assemblies
- reduced pressure assemblies
- atmospheric vacuum breakers
- freeze relieving kits
- pressure reducing valves
- water hammer arrestors
- Y type strainers
- winterizer valves
- backflow enclosures