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Backflow Prevention Systems and Service in Plano, TX
There are parts of a plumbing system that are necessary in order to protect the property and the community. You usually don’t need to worry about having these components installed: they are placed into the plumbing during the initial construction of the building. One of the most important of these plumbing devices is the backflow preventer. This valve prevents the contamination of potable water through the backflow that can occur when the freshwater side of the plumbing loses pressure. Without a backflow preventer, unhealthy contamination of the water supply would be a significant problem.
At times, you will need to have professional plumbers service your property’s backflow preventer. Hutchins Plumbing & Air Conditioning offers regular testing as well as repairs and replacements for these components. Call us for service in Plano, TX and the surrounding areas.
The Importance of a Backflow Prevention Device
Typically, water only flows in one direction, as water pressure in the pipes forces it through your home’s pipes and out the faucets and showerheads when a tap is opened. However, certain events can cause backsiphonage that could cause contaminated water, pesticides, and other chemicals to flow back through the pipes toward the public water supply. This can occur when there is a large drain on the main water supply in the area. A break in the water main is a common cause for this, but it can also happen because of firefighters tapping into the water system from a hydrant. The huge loss of pressure in the system could lead to nearby contaminated water being drawn over into the potable water supply—which is both harmful for your house as well as for others that rely on the same fresh water.
A backflow prevention device for a home is designed to stop this from occurring. These valves only allow water to flow in one direction. If the flow reverses, threatening to allow sewage water to move to the wrong place, the valve shuts and stops it.
Scheduling Backflow Testing
Many backflow assemblies must receive regular testing to make sure that they haven’t developed potentially dangerous failings that can lead to freshwater contamination. This job can’t be done by simply anyone, however. Only a certified backflow tester can give your property’s backflow preventer a clean bill of health. Certified backflow testers must take and pass a regular examination to demonstrate they know how to inspect valve assemblies and test pressure. We have certified backflow testers on our staff, so when it’s time for your routine test, give us a call. We’ll assist with repairs or replacements for the unit if necessary.
We Have the Backflow Preventer Services You Need in Plano
You almost certainly have a backflow prevention device already installed for your home—it’s that important a part of protecting the water supply both for your home and the community. But just because it’s already there doesn’t mean that you can simply forget about it and trust that it will always do its job. Have your backflow preventer regularly inspected by a certified plumber, and arrange for repairs or a replacement unit as soon as you know that something is wrong.
Hutchins Plumbing & Air Conditioning is here to see that you receive the backflow testing and other backflow preventer services that will keep your plumbing working the way it should. We serve Plano, TX and throughout Grayson and Collin Counties.