An essential part of protecting the quality of the water in your home is backflow prevention. Backflow preventers are safety devices designed to guard the freshwater half of your plumbing system from contamination that might enter through the other half of the plumbing that connects to the sewer system. There are a number of situations where changes in pressure inside the plumbing could lead to pollution of your freshwater; it is the job of a backflow preventer to stop this dangerous contamination from happening.
Backflow prevention devices must receive installation, replacement, repairs, testing, and any other service from a licensed, professional plumber. Bronco Plumbing Heating and Air offers all of these services for backflow preventers in Sacramento, CA. If you need to have testing done, or if you should require repairs or a new installation to provide the protection your family needs for its supply of fresh water, don’t hesitate to give us a call.
The professional plumbers at Bronco Plumbing Heating and Air provide comprehensive backflow prevention services for Sacramento, CA and the surrounding areas. Schedule an appointment with us today.
Why Your Home Needs a Backflow Prevention Device
A backflow preventer is a type of valve that is designed to prevent sewage materials (chemicals, gases, solids) from the wastewater pipes from flowing up into the freshwater side of the plumbing. This backflow can contaminate the drinking water, causing serious health risks.
A home’s plumbing system is in danger of sewage backflow when pressure either decreases on the freshwater side or increases on the wastewater side. There are a number of reasons that this pressure change might occur. A large demand on the water system, such as when the fire department uses water to put out a nearby fire, is one of the common reasons for the freshwater side to lose pressure. Blockage in the sewer main can result in pressure from the wastewater side. Whatever the cause of the imbalance, a check valve in the backflow preventer will close to stop the risk of fresh water contamination.
Schedule Backflow Testing
Backflow preventers have a number of precision components that will start to wear down over time, just as with any device that uses mechanical moving parts. Because of the importance of backflow prevention when it comes to health, you need to have your home’s backflow prevention device checked each year to see that it is still working correctly. In fact, many municipalities legally require that you have this annual inspection done. We have plumbers who are licensed to perform this test for you. Should your backflow preventer receive a failing mark from a test, you can arrange with us for the repairs or replacements necessary to get it working properly once more.
We Offer Backflow Preventer Service in Sacramento, CA
You most likely already have a backflow prevention device installed into your residential plumbing. If you have any concerns regarding its performance (or if you aren’t sure that you have a backflow preventer), contact Bronco Plumbing Heating and Air right away. We offer quality backflow prevention services in Sacramento and have experts on staff who can inspect backflow preventers as well as provide installations and repairs as needed to see that your family’s health will remain protected.