Backflow is the unintentional reversal of the typical direction of water flow in any pipeline or plumbing system that may cause the pollution or contamination of the system by a liquid, gas or solids. Simply stated, backflow is any place where “bad water” gets the chance to mix with “good water”.
To prevent backflow a mechanical device called a backflow preventer is installed, but it will eventually fail. That’s why you need a regular testing of this device, at least once a year. At South Orange Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning we will test your backflow prevention device to verify its operation. If you do not test your backflow systematically, backflow event might be very dangerous and harm people or property.
Different factors impact the lifespan of a backflow preventer. They include water pressure and quality, frequency of use and installation environment. Most problems with the device are insignificant, caused by old O-rings, cut seals or broken springs. More serious problems are usually caused by exposure to freezing temperatures. At South Orange Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning we offer a complete set of installation and repair services on any backflow prevention device. We are professionals and have specialized in backflow prevention and testing long enough to acquire satisfied customers because of our punctual appointments, considerate service and well-organized processing of test results.
We strive to provide the highest quality service to our clients, and protecting against potentially harmful backflows is an indispensable part of this effort. Do not postpone and contact South Orange Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning today!