Case: fixing broken backflow preventer
The backflow valve is normally located between the water supply connection and the sprinkler system in your house. This is intended to prevent any flow of water from going backward. This will also ensure that your drinking or potable water supply does not contaminated with chemicals or debris from the garden. There are three reasons to install backflow preventer properly: it keeps pollutants, protects sewer line from damage and compile with legal requirements. Find out more about what backflow prevention is and why it’s important for you to get it working properly on our services page.
Water coming out of backflow preventer. This happened due to pressure changes in the pipes. Now water can actually flow backward and seep back into the main water supply line. This is a serious problem as the client is now at risk of using water polluted with dirt, bacteria and harmful chemicals. We had to fix the problem before the backflow enters client’s water supply or causes water damage.
- Identifying the type of device and checking water flow direction.
- Clean all bushings and parts.
- Installation of new check valve.
- Annual testing service.
With these actions, we have returned the necessary level of pressure so that the water flows in the right direction. As a result, the water flows in one direction: into client’s house. The client will have clean drinking water in the house. Next, we will conduct an annual backflow testing to make sure it is working properly.
Backflow preventers are required by law and must be inspected by a certified technician annually. Our experts can provide you with details on how these devices protect your water lines and what is required in your location. Book our plumbing services, if you need backflow preventor inspection or backflow installation.