Backflow prevention and testing are necessary for apartment buildings, restaurants, and other residential and commercial places. Local municipal codes often require yearly testing, so if your home or business needs certified backflow preventer service, call B&D Plumbing!
What is a Backflow?
Backflow is when contaminated water reverses its flow to enter clean water lines. It can happen at any cross-connection between clean and dirty water lines and may be due to a huge change in water pressure, such as a burst water main. In addition, dirty water might contain hazardous materials such as human waste, chemicals, or pesticides, posing a severe health concern.
Backflow Prevention & Testing
Fortunately, our certified technicians can install a safety device to prevent backflow from occurring. In the case of a sudden or significant change in water pressure, this device will deter dirty water from going into the clean water supply. However, a professional must install the device appropriately and examine it to ensure the clean water line remains contaminant-free.
In Maryland, a certified backflow preventer service is required by plumbing codes. You can rely on us for all your residential and commercial plumbing needs. This also includes testing and repair of your backflow preventer. Overall, safe drinking water and sewage management is a priority for all.
Various Devices for Several Purposes
There are different devices for various purposes, such as:
- Air gap
- Atmospheric vacuum breaker (AVB)
- Vacuum breaker
- Double check valve, or double check valve assembly (DCVA)
- Reduced pressure zone device (RPZ)
- Spill resistant pressure vacuum breaker assembly (SPVB)
One type of backflow prevention is offering an air gap. An air gap is an open space between any appliance or fixture that connects to a plumbing system and an area where contaminated water can collect. For instance, air gaps only use running water and no moving pieces at the drain connection for a dishwater. Hence, it’s a reliable and low-maintenance solution.
So, discover the peace of mind in collaborating with a plumbing contracting company that always promises to have an owner or family member on your property. Known for our excellent customer service and attention to detail, B&D Plumbing finds substantial satisfaction and value in leaving a happy client after a job excellently done, especially a certified backflow preventer service. Call us today at 301-595-1141 for your free estimate!
Get in Touch With B&D Today!
Dealing with any plumbing concerns that require a professional to step in? Struggling with an absolute plumbing emergency that can’t wait? Let B&D Plumbing know. B&D Plumbing Inc. services the greater Washington D.C. metropolitan area, including Maryland and Northern Virginia. Get in touch with us by calling (301) 595-1141 or follow us on social media including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest. As a small, family-owned business, we understand how important your home is—and we offer exceptional service that matches!