Backflow Prevention Services
One Call plumbers can install backflow preventers and cross connection control systems for residential and commercial systems. Household plumbing can also require backflow prevention, this will protect your family from backflow from toilets, laundry sinks, outdoor faucets, lawn irrigation and even heating and air conditioning systems.
Different factors impact the lifespan of a backflow preventer. They include water pressure and quality, frequency of use and installation environment. Most problems with the device are insignificant, caused by old O-rings, cut seals or broken springs. More serious problems are usually caused by exposure to freezing temperatures.
How Backflow Can Affect Your Water
Backflow is the unintentional reversal of the typical direction of water flow in any pipeline or plumbing system that may cause the pollution or contamination of the system by a liquid, gas or solids. In basic terms, backflow is any place where “bad water” gets the chance to mix with “good water”.
In water supply systems, water is normally maintained at a significant pressure to enable water to flow from the tap, shower, or other fixture. Water pressure may fail or be reduced when a water main bursts, pipes freeze, or there is unexpectedly high demand on the water system (for example, when several fire hydrants are opened). Reduced pressure in the pipe may allow contaminated water from the soil, from storage, or from other sources to be drawn up into the system.
What Is A Backflow Preventer?
A backflow preventer is designed to keep contaminates from getting into your water supply. Points at which a potable water system connects with a non-potable water system are called cross connections. Such connections occur naturally in appliances such as clothes washers and dishwashers, but they must be carefully designed and installed to prevent backflow. Another common location for a backflow preventer is the connection of a fire sprinkler system to a water main, to prevent pressurized water from flowing from the fire suppression system into the public water supply.
Palm Beach & Martin County Backflow Plumbing Services
At One Call Plumbing, we offer a complete set of installation and repair services on any backflow prevention device. We are professionals and have specialized in backflow prevention and testing long enough to acquire satisfied customers because of our punctual appointments, considerate service and well-organized processing of test results. We strive to provide the highest quality service to our clients, and protecting against potentially harmful backflows is an indispensable part of this effort. Do not postpone and contact us today!
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