Under normal conditions, the water supply in your home, commercial facility, or industrial site maintains enough water pressure to enable the water to flow properly. However, there are circumstances in which the pressure becomes significantly reduced. This leaves you at risk of having wastewater mix with your drinking water supply. A backflow prevention device helps to prevent this from happening and keeps your water clean and safe.
A backflow prevention device offers protection when water pressure is reduced due to:
- Frozen pipes
- Broken pipes
- A break in the water line
- An emergency, such as a fire, that requires a lot of water from several hydrants
Regardless of the reason for a drop in water pressure, your potable water pipe may siphon wastewater through the pipe, which contaminates your water supply. This leaves anyone using the water at risk of serious diseases. The backflow prevention device is installed to block the contaminated water from entering your water supply.
Backflow prevention devices, like any mechanical device, experience wear and tear over time. This can result in a failure of the device, which leaves your water supply vulnerable. For this reason, there are annual requirements for backflow testing in Inland Empire. Our trained and certified Inland Empire backflow testing technicians have the skill and experience needed to ensure that your backflow devices are in compliance with the law.
During the testing, our plumbers will:
- Perform a visual inspection of the devices
- Test the device with a gauge to measure the pressure
- Assess the condition of the valve and results of the testing
What happens next depends on the results of the testing. If the device is working properly, you will be provided with a certification stating that your device passed the testing. In the event that a device does not pass backflow testing in Inland Empire, we can repair it to ensure that it is working properly and passes the test.
When your backflow preventer is not working as it should, it could result in the contamination of your water supply. Our Inland Empire backflow repair team can identify whatever issues may be impacting your system and provide effective solutions.
Some of the most frequent issues we see include:
- Faulty first check valve: This valve should open when water pressure is around 2.0 PSI, but may open at lower pressures if it is not functioning correctly.
- Faulty second check valve: If there is too much backpressure, this valve failing could result in water leaking past it and back into the system.
- Relief valve opening point is incorrect: When the water enters the relief valve, there are several elements that are triggered to block the seal. If the opening point is too low or too high, the valve cannot function properly.
Residential, Commercial & Industrial Services
Since 1999, 24 Hour Express Services Inc. has delivered outstanding service to homeowners, commercial and industrial sites, and property managers in Southern California. You can count on us for fast response times, quality work, reliable service, and competitive pricing. If you have an emergency, we are available 24/7.
Our certified professionals are equipped to handle all your Inland Empire backflow testing and repair needs. Call (951) 383-6268 for more information.
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