Keep Contaminated Water Out of Your Home with Backflow Testing in Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex
Avoid a messy situation by letting the experts at Diamond Blue Air & Plumbing handle your backflow testing in Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex.
Your water quality can have a big impact on your health. But a lot of homeowners or business owners aren’t even sure of what backflow is, let alone how it can affect their water supply.
That’s why we’re trusted to get the job done. Our plumbers are licensed, insured and certified, including the coveted “Grandma” certification. That means we’ll treat you like family every step of the way and back our work with a 100% guarantee*.
Give us a call at 469-505-0525 to schedule an appointment for backflow testing today.
What is Backflow and Why Do I Need a Backflow Preventer?
Backflow occurs when unclean water goes the wrong way in your plumbing system and gets into your drinking water. It can come from anywhere, like a sprinkler system, pool fill line or sewer line. In commercial settings, it can happen in ice machines or sprinklers.
It shouldn’t happen in a well-maintained plumbing system, because pipes have the right pressure to keep backflow out of your drinking water.
Sprinkler systems, pool fill lines and other points of backflow require a backflow preventer. Many Texas cities require an annual inspection by a licensed inspector, such as our plumbers at Diamond Blue.
Backflow isn’t immediately obvious, and can cause additional problems before you notice something isn’t right. There are two reasons why backflow occurs:
- Back pressure—This means that there is a higher amount of pressure in your plumbing system than in the drinking water supply. Something has caused the pressure increase, and the backflow will be diverted to where the pressure is lower.
- Back siphonage—Back siphonage means that the pressure in your water supply is lower than the plumbing system. This prevents used water from successfully moving through your pipes, and instead it goes back toward the supply as backflow.
If you have backflow, there’s likely a problem with your backflow preventer. Or there could be a leak somewhere in your pipes. Both issues can allow outside water to flow into your home’s water supply.
It’s a good time to call a professional at Diamond Blue. We offer fast service for repairs, meaning there’s a good chance you can have plumbing issues fixed quicker than you thought possible.
Our trained staff utilize a comprehensive inspection to make sure we know exactly what’s wrong with your plumbing. Quality maintenance can prevent backflow, so call us at 469-505-0525 to protect your drinking water from contamination.
What Causes Backflow?
Two common causes for backflow are damaged valves and air gaps. These things allow additional air into the plumbing system, which causes the imbalance in the pressure. Checking and maintaining valves can go a long way toward preventing any backflow problem.
No matter what kind of backflow your system is dealing with, let a Diamond Blue Plumbing professional take it from there.
Our plumbers will discharge the backflow from your drinking supply, and correct the pressure problem. We’ll also repair or replace any damaged parts to prevent this from happening again.
To get started, give us a call at 469-706-7646 or contact us online for an appointment.