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Backflow Prevention: Protection Against Contaminated Water

Why is Backflow Prevention Necessary?

A backflow preventer is a device made up of checks and reliefs. It is made to let water flow through, but never flow in the opposite direction. This helps protect our potable water system by not allowing contamination to move backwards from source. This process ensures that our water is safe for usage.

At Phoenix Plumbing and Drain we are certified to test any and all types of backflow devices. We perform different test procedures depending on the type of backflow device and what the device is used for. When performing backflow inspections, we run a series of tests to ensure that all parts of the backflow device are functioning correctly. If we find a fault in the backflow device, we will make the necessary repairs and retest the device to ensure that it is working properly. Each backflow preventer is tested annually and forms are sent to the City to show that your device has passed the necessary requirements.

Backflow repair parts can be very costly. For this reason, it is critical that a trusted and qualified tester tests and maintains your backflow preventer.

Backflow in Your Home

Every sprinkler system, swimming pool, and hose-bib has a type of backflow device. These devices need maintenance annually. Although the City does not require you to test your backflow device, it is important to have these devices tested so they do not fail and leak. A leaky backflow can cause flooding and/or a costly water bill.

Backflow Prevention is a critical component in protecting any potable water source. Call Phoenix Plumbing and Drain Service today to schedule your next backflow test or for any needed repairs.

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