Categories for Backflow Repair

Causes if Backflow in Plumbing

August 18, 2022

What is plumbing backflow? Plumbing backflow is when water flows backward through your plumbing system. The most common cause is a sudden change in water pressure. This can cause contaminated water to flow back into your home or business, leading to serious health problems. What are the main causes of backflow in plumbing? 1. Backward Pressure Every other water system is designed to work under pressure. Backflow can occur when there is a sudden change in water pressure. A drop in water pressure can be caused by several things, including a pump failure, a power outage, or even a broken... View Article

How Does a Backflow Preventer Work?

May 23, 2022

Homes and business properties are built with backflow prevention systems that meet the state plumbing codes. Backflow can threaten your drinking water and lead to health issues caused by drinking contaminated water. Backflow can contaminate the public drinking supply water with chlorine from pools, soaps from tubs, sinks, dishwashers, fertilizers, and human waste. Every residential or commercial property should have a functional backflow prevention system. This article discusses what a backflow preventer is and how it works, but let’s first define backflow. What Is Backflow? Backflow means the pollution of a clean water line by contaminated water flowing in the... View Article

Tips for Preventing Backflow

February 11, 2022

The term backflow can strike fear into the heart of any homeowner, so knowing what backflow is and how to prevent it should be a priority for any property owner. Put succinctly, backflow is the reversing of any water in your pipes. If left unchecked, it can cause real problems that cost an awful lot of time and money—to say nothing of the stress and heartache. It’s such a serious concern because, not only can it make a mess, it can also create a health hazard. Potable water can be instantly contaminated by the sludge flowing back up the pipe,... View Article

What a Backflow Preventer Is, and Why You Need One

November 4, 2021

Backflow preventers aren’t always on the forefront of a property owner’s or facility manager’s mind, but they are an essential component of a plumbing system. Without it, you run the risk of unknowingly contaminating a city’s water supply, which could lead to serious problems for a lot of people. Here are the answers to some basic FAQs about backflow preventers and why you need one, like “What does a backflow preventer do?” What is a backflow preventer? Let’s start off with the basics of backflow prevention: What exactly is a backflow preventer? This is a device that keeps water flowing... View Article

How to Know It’s Time for Backflow Repair

June 18, 2021

Many homeowners have never seen or heard of a backflow device. This is because these devices are usually only found in commercial buildings, multi-family homes or single homes with irrigation systems. Often situated in part of your building’s water pipes, backflow devices are essential in preventing the contamination of drinking water. They do so by only allowing the water to flow in one direction. If there’s an issue with your backflow device, the water in your building may come out brown or yellow. Since discolored water is often a sign of contamination, it’s important to have your backflow device repaired... View Article

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