Backflow testing is mandated by many municipal governments but it does serve a very functional purpose. Having a backflow preventer is great but if it isn’t working properly, it could be the same as not having one at all. Towers Plumbing is a plumbing company with expert knowledge about backflow testing and prevention. We offer a wide range of backflow prevention services including consultation on which type of prevention device is best for your home.
Why Does My Home Need a Backflow Preventer?
Backflow testing and prevention isn’t an issue that most people know much about. It is an integral part of your plumbing system and can help keep you and your family safe. Backflow is the undesirable reversal of the flow of water or substances mixed with water and happens when there is an abrupt drop in water pressure. Backflow preventers keep any contaminated water or other substances from flowing through your faucets and appliances. These devices help keep your family safe in the event of a main water line break or back pressure from a fire protection system.
Backflow testing should be performed at least once per year by one of our qualified technicians.
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What Are the Types of Backflow Preventers?
There are several types of backflow preventers on the market. Each one has their pros and cons, and each start at a different price point. To choose the best backflow preventer for your home, consult with one of our technicians. We’ll be glad to find the perfect device at a price you can afford.
Pressure vacuum breakers are the most common and least expensive type of backflow preventers. These are simple to install, maintain, and repair and offer protection for your whole home. Reduced pressure zones are also fairly common but are more expensive. However, for the expense, you have the most reliable backflow preventer. These are just two examples with a number of other types of devices available.
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Don’t Risk Having Contaminated Water
The best part about backflow testing and prevention is the peace of mind that comes with it. There could be times where an area is experiencing backflow but isn’t aware because the water hasn’t visibly changed. Allowing us to install and test a backflow preventer to your water supply will ensure that your family never is sick from contaminated water.