Backflows Can Be Fixed By Having a Reduced Pressure Zone Installed By Our Local Texas Plumbers
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Backflow prevention is often something that most homeowners take for granted, although installation of backflow devices should also be considered as an essential part of your plumbing system.
This generally happens when water flows in the opposite direction causing contaminated water to run through your fresh water supply. It can potentially lead to a lot of problems knowing that you use your water for essential activities such as drinking, bathing, and washing of clothes.
When a backflow takes place, the water can be contaminated with harmful chemicals and other foreign materials that can lead to several health complications. The recommended solution for this problem is installing a backflow prevention device or what is also known as a cross-connection control device.
To protect your potable water from possible contamination, back siphon prevention measures should be done. This can only be effectively done by our local plumbers in Texas who are fully equipped and knowledgeable about the problem. Our qualified technicians can install a backflow prevention device that acts as a physical barrier to prevent non-potable water supply from crossing the connection points. Setting up an anti-backsiphonage keeps your drinking water safe and contaminant-free.
Confused About Backflow Assemblies? Our Professional Plumbers in Texas Can Recommend One for You
There are several types of backflow prevention assemblage and choosing one depends on some considerations you have to determine. Some examples are the local building regulation codes for the preventer, the size of the area to be irrigated, and location where the device will be installed also has to be taken into account. Some of the most common ones include:
Pressure Vacuum Breaker
This is ordinarily the most popular assembly because it is economical and is fairly simple in design. It is composed of an underlying inlet shutoff valve, a valve with a backflow preventer, check valve, an outlet shutoff valve and two test cocks. Pressure vacuum breakers are also easy to install, maintain, and repair.
Reduced Pressure Zone
Being most commonly used in households, RPZ (reduced pressure zone) is a cost-effective assembly which is rather more complicated than a PVB. They are comparatively simple in design and can be installed, maintained, or repaired easily.
Most homeowners use them with their underground sprinkler system which waters the garden and lawn. One of the inconveniences of an RPZ is the occasionally dumps some water. So, when having one installed, make sure to ask from our licensed plumbers a spill-resistant model if you are having it set up indoors.
Hose Bib Vacuum Breakers
Most homeowners have a hose bib set up on their properties so they can use the garden hose to water their gardens, or use it for other essential tasks such as cleaning the car and any other chores that needs the use of water. Our licensed professionals in TX can install a newer model in your house with a built-in vacuum breaker that can hamper backflows.
Although if you have an old type of faucet, it needs to be covered by a hose bib vacuum breaker that can be attached to it and screwed to the vacuum breaker. Our certified techs can help you install a hose bib vacuum breaker inside your home and help prevent backflow in case there is a loss of water pressure.
Mostly built into a sink, air gaps are the most common way of protection against a backflow. They also offer the best defense in case a backsiphonage happens. An air gap is a simple physical barrier between the water source and the vessel through which water is flowing.
Air gaps are usually built in most houses and can be found in places such as the bathroom, kitchen, showers, bathtubs, washing machines, and dishwashers. These appliances are installed with an air gap to secure the supply of water.
There are various types of backflow preventers that it can be daunting to know which one fits your needs. Our certified journeymen can recommend the appropriate assembly that suits your preference and needs.
Backflow Prevention Assembly Installation Needs To Be Done By Our Professional Texas Plumbers
A backflow preventer can only be installed effectively by our technicians who know are highly trained and experienced in installing, maintaining, checking and replacing this device. Also, as installation involves some special tools, our qualified servicemen have the appropriate means to set up a backflow preventer adequately.
If you want to have an assembly installed in your house by our pros, you first have to determine if you have any existing backflow preventer installed in your home. If your current plumbing system does not have a hose bib with a vacuum breaker or a hose bib with an incorporated protector, you can call our local Texas plumbing technicians to have them effectively installed.
Also, if you find an existing backflow preventer in your property, have them checked by one of our local contractors to check their efficacy. Preventing backflow is a liability of all water consumers and safe water is the consequence of properly installing a backflow preventer.
Contact us today to schedule a service and don’t risk your family’s health. Our operators are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to take your call.