Backflow Prevention Services in Clovis, NM
Whether you’ve heard of “backflow” or not, it’s certainly something that you should be thinking about as a homeowner. Backflow describes the counter-pressure within a plumbing system that can lead to the contamination of your water supply by wastewater. Backflow can be an issue in any home, but it’s particularly troublesome where water pressure is low, in plumbing systems that were improperly installed, and when the septic tank or sewer line is higher than the home’s plumbing system. In the battle against gravity, it’s important that you keep your home hygienic and your water supply clean. We offer a number of backflow prevention devices for installation, and we can find one that’s right for you. Moreover, our licensed plumbers at Mark Carpenter Plumbing, Heating & Air are capable of repairing your backflow preventers should they malfunction.
Contact the backflow prevention experts in Clovis, NM at (575) 222-2551 today!
How Backflow Prevention Works
The contamination of your water supply can be a serious issue. Not only could it result in gallons and gallons of wasted water, but if you don’t realize it, it might result in illness and increased costs of having your plumbing system cleaned. It often happens as a result of depressurization, which can occur in residential irrigation, when chemicals can get into the supply line. All in all, it’s not something you want to worry about, which is why a backflow preventer makes a lot of sense as a preventive measure.
There are various types of backflow prevention devices, but the basic idea is to prevent a reverse flow of wastewater back into the supply system.
Types of backflow prevention devices include:
- Air gap (for example, the space between a faucet and a drain)
- Pressure vacuum breakers
- Reduced pressure zones
- Double–check assemblies
- Atmospheric vacuum breaker
The pressure vacuum breaker is a cost–effective option, but it’s not typically allowed where back–pressure might be a concern. A more popular option is the double–check assembly, which uses two shutoff valves, two independent check valves that are spring loaded, and four test cocks (small isolation valves used to test the effectiveness of the assembly). We can find one that matches your needs exactly.
Does Your Backflow Preventer Need Service?
It’s always a good idea to consider preventive maintenance before shelling out your hard–earned dollars for repairs. Routine plumbing maintenance is one of the best ways to make sure that any minor issues are not given the chance to balloon into serious (and costly) problems. Mark Carpenter Plumbing, Heating & Air offers exceptional backflow preventer inspection and maintenance services, as well as repairs. If your backflow prevention device is not working as it should, then give us a call. We can investigate what’s wrong and make honest recommendations based on our findings.
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