Backflow install & maintenance

Backflow occurs when contaminated water or other liquids flow in the reverse direction into the clean water supply, posing a significant health risk. This reverse flow can carry harmful substances such as chemicals, bacteria, and debris into the potable water system, potentially leading to serious contamination issues. The most effective way to protect your water supply from backflow contamination is through the use of backflow prevention devices.

The Role of Backflow Prevention Devices

Backflow prevention devices are critical in safeguarding potable water supplies. These devices are designed to allow water to flow in one direction only, preventing any possibility of contaminated water flowing back into the clean water system. By installing a backflow prevention device, you can ensure that your water remains safe and uncontaminated.

Installation of New Backflow Prevention Devices

We provide expert installation services for new backflow prevention devices, ensuring they are correctly fitted to offer maximum protection.

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Annual Testing and Maintenance

Regular testing and maintenance are required to keep your backflow prevention device compliant with safety regulations. We perform thorough annual testing to ensure your device is functioning correctly and to maintain compliance with local codes.

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Repair of Existing Devices

If your current backflow prevention device is malfunctioning, our skilled technicians can repair it, restoring its ability to prevent contamination effectively.

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Signs of a Backflow Issue

Detecting a backflow issue early can prevent extensive damage and contamination. Here are five common signs that you might have a backflow problem:

  1. Slow Water Drainage
    If you notice slow drainage in your kitchen sinks, showers, dishwashers, or other drain pipes, it could be a sign of a backflow issue. Slow drainage often indicates that there is a blockage or a malfunctioning backflow prevention device.
  2. Unusual Water Taste, Odour, or Color
    If your tap water tastes, smells, or looks different than usual, it could be contaminated due to backflow. Contaminants from backflow can significantly alter the water's characteristics.
  3. Visible Water Stains or Rust
    The presence of rust or water stains near your plumbing fixtures can be a sign of backflow. These stains indicate that contaminated water has entered your clean water supply, often due to a failing backflow prevention device.
  4. Gurgling Sounds in Plumbing
    Strange gurgling noises coming from your plumbing system can indicate a backflow issue. These sounds are usually caused by air trapped in the pipes due to backflow.
  5. Water Pressure Fluctuations
    Sudden changes in water pressure, either an increase or decrease, can signal a backflow problem. These fluctuations may occur because the backflow prevention device is not operating correctly, allowing contaminated water to enter the clean water system.

Immediate Action for Backflow Issues

If you notice any of these signs, it is crucial to address the problem immediately. Slow water drainage, especially if close to overflowing, requires urgent attention and potentially emergency backflow repair. Ignoring these signs can lead to severe contamination of your water supply and pose health risks to you and your family.

Backflow prevention is essential for maintaining the safety and cleanliness of your water supply. Whether you need a new backflow prevention device installed, repairs to an existing device, or annual testing to ensure compliance, our team is here to help. Stay vigilant for the signs of backflow issues and take prompt action to protect your water from contamination.

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