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
Where the main supply is used to top up a private water supply, backflow can be prevented by using a floating weight. This can operate as a valve, ensuring that the maximum water level always remains at least 25 mm below the mains inlet. Otherwise, a double non-return valve can be used.
- Mains water supply top-up valve and air gap backflow prevention
Sometimes, a piped supply is used to fill a rainwater storage tank. In this case, a simple floating switch ensures that water is added only when the level in the tank gets low. A float valve is not advisable here because it will include piped water whenever there is a draw-off.
- Double non-return valve installation and the prevention of backflow contamination of a potable water supply
In some cases, there is a direct connection between the main water supply and a rainwater collection system. In such instances, a double non-return valve should be designed and attached to the system.
We all have backflow and other plumbing issues once in a while. Whether in our homes or place of work, we can really not completely avert them. It’s not quite a problem when we encounter these issues; rather, not knowing where to go to for a solution can be a major setback. We are committed to taking care of all your needs. Our contractors are ever ready to solve any problems you may ever encounter with your water supply system. And if it is backflow prevention you want, we’ve got it all covered. Our company offers the latest backflow preventers, generally known as Irrigation System Backflow Preventers. These are designed to be installed within the water supply system to prevent contamination of potable water. They include:
- 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
Get the latest of this equipment installed in your house or office, and never again complain of bad drinking water.
Why Must You Call Us?
With over 10.000 hours of training, we have expert plumbers; accredited professionals with many years of experience placed in every corner of the United States. They constantly undertake training courses so that they are updated with the latest techniques to deal with plumbing issues. Our technicians undergo a thorough background check, and constantly undertake drug tests; just so we are sure they are always fit to serve you.
We every client as the king! As a customer, you can get access to our well-trained technicians any day, anytime, all you need to do is make a call. We do our best to ensure that our technicians reach you moments after you place a call. Depending on the gravity of your problem, you can have access to an expert plumber even in the middle of the night.
With all the magnificent services offered, you may think that we are not quite affordable. That’s really not true!!! With us, client satisfaction is our first priority. That’s why compared to other service providers, we are greatly at the low end.
Backflow can cause health hazards because it will lead to the contamination of potable water in our homes or offices. Backflow prevention is, therefore, necessary for every building. Our 24/7 service provides the best solution and ensures that you never have to go through such conditions again. Contact us now for installation and maintenance of all your plumbing devices. Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed.