Backflow prevention is necessary to keep your water free from contamination. If backflow preventers stop working, or do not work efficiently, contaminated water is free to travel back into your clean water supply. If you need prevention measures installed or backflow preventer inspections in Buffalo, NY, contact us today at (716) 894-4382. We will see to it that your plumbing system is working efficiently.
Plumbing lines are typically installed so that they work with gravity so water can only flow in one direction through the pipeline. This prevents contaminated water from backing up into your clean water source. In some cases, plumbing lines won’t have the correct amount of pressure required to prevent backflow. When that happens, a backflow preventer is needed as a precautionary measure to ensure that your water stays clean. A backflow device not only corrects the pressure in the pipeline but it includes an air gap to keep the two sources of water from mixing. Scheduling an inspection and maintenance for your backflow preventers is vital to keeping your water clean and safe and make sure the devices are working consistently. The inspection involves testing the device to see to it that:
- It is maintaining the correct pressure
- The check valves work
- The air ports are opening
If we notice any of these fail during the inspection, we can remove the backflow preventer and clean it before doing a retest. If it still doesn’t operate normally, we can replace the device with a new one. It is important to have the backflow preventers inspected once a year to ensure that all the pieces are working properly without fail.
Make sure your water source is safe by having a plumber come out and confirm that you have proper backflow prevention in place on your property. Talk to one of our plumbers today for backflow preventer inspections in Tonawanda, NY and Buffalo, NY. We can test to confirm they are working safely and correctly. Give us a call at (716) 894-4382 to schedule an inspection or to learn more about the plumbing services we provide.