Backflow Testing & Certification in San Antonio
High-quality backflow testing and certification in San Antonio.
Protecting your home from the dangers of backflow is as easy as installing and maintaining a prevention device in your home. Backflow preventers should regularly be inspected and certified by expert plumbers, which is where Primo Plumbing, Inc can help. With years of experience working in the San Antonio area, we understand the requirements and proper specifications for backflow systems in the area. Contact us to schedule an appointment to have your preventer tested and certified today!
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What is Backflow?
First and foremost, it’s important to know what backflow is. Backflow is basically a condition where the flow of water from your sewage system is reversed. This pumps unsanitary water into your home instead of out. If left unchecked, this backflow can damage your plumbing and also contaminate your drinking water, which can pose serious health risks.
While backflow is not common, it can occur at any time. Some of the more common causes for backflow include:
- Major Changes in Water Pressure: The water that runs into your home is often managed by your city. Thus, major changes in water pressure, like those caused by a water main breaking, can cause backflow to occur in your home.
- Changes in Piping Elevations: The pipes that supply water to your home are placed in specific areas to avoid elevation changes. If, however, they are hit during excavation, that elevation can change and eventually cause backflow into the house.
This is why it is important to have a backflow prevention device installed in your home. It can protect you and your family from any unforeseen circumstances.
How Can You Prevent Backflow?
Backflow prevention is most easily accomplished by installing a backflow preventer on your home’s plumbing system. These systems work by measuring the pressure in your plumbing system during regular operation. If the pressure drops or reverses, these preventers close, keeping the flow of water away from your home.
There are various styles of backflow prevention devices that can be installed in various parts of the home. Working with a professional plumber can ensure that your home is protected at all times.
We Provide Backflow Testing and Certification
As we’ve now learned, backflow poses serious risks for your home, which is why it is important to test your backflow prevention devices regularly. Testing a backflow preventer is what can be called certification. In some cities, these regular certifications are required, and paperwork must be submitted to ensure compliance. In addition to compliance with the city, testing your backflow preventer regularly can offer you the peace of mind that comes with protecting your home.
Additionally, it offers an opportunity to make minor repairs before larger issues arise. Contact Primo Plumbing, Inc for your backflow testing needs today!
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Avoid a plumbing disaster by performing backflow testing and certification. Call Primo Plumbing, Inc at (210) 494-1691 to schedule an inspection today!