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Backflow Testing and Prevention in Topeka

Honest Backflow Testing, Prevention, & Certification Services in Topeka Area

Backflow testing may seem like just another way for your municipal government to demand money. However, this testing and certification process does have a very practical purpose. Most people have a backflow preventer which is great, but if it doesn’t work properly… the unit is pointless. Pat Plumbing, Heating and Air has skilled technicians available to consult with you about which type of backflow preventer is needed in your home as well as following up with installation and testing.

Pat Plumbing, Heating and Air offers a number of discounts to help save you money!

Does My Home Need a Backflow Preventer?

You might not know a lot about backflow preventers, but what you SHOULD know is that they are installed to help keep you, your family, and your potable water safe. Backflow is basically the undesirable reversal of the flow of water (and other substances) when there is a sudden drop in water pressure. Backflow preventers stop any of these unsafe substances from flowing back into your home through your faucets, shower heads, and appliances. Overall, backflow preventers keep your home safe in the event of back pressure from a fire suppression system or a drop in water pressure from the main line.

So, in short, yes, your home does need a backflow preventer.

To ensure that your backflow preventer is working, it should be tested once per year by a certified technician.

Types of Backflow Preventers

There are a number of backflow preventers that you can choose from–each has advantages and disadvantages as well as a range in price. In order to find the best backflow preventer for your home and budget, talk with one of our knowledgeable technicians. The two most popular types of backflow preventers include:

  • PRESSURE VACUUM BREAKERS- these are the least expensive units; very simple to install and maintain
  • REDUCED PRESSURE ZONES- more expensive than pressure vacuum breakers but also extremely reliable

Other types of backflow preventers include double check assemblies and the atmospheric vacuum breaker. Again, each one has their pros and cons but a technician will be able to point you to exactly the type of preventer you need!

We love our customers and will do almost anything to help them out. Check out what they have to say about us by reading their reviews!

Call Pat, We’ll Install, Handle or Fix That!

Backflow preventers are an important piece of plumbing–but that doesn’t mean you need to know everything about them. Since we’re the professionals, we take a good bit of pride in being knowledgeable and helpful when it comes to installing the correct backflow preventer for your home. Keep in mind, having a backflow preventer does no good if it doesn’t work when it’s needed which is why we recommend yearly testing.

If you’re in need of a new backflow preventer or need to have yours tested, call Pat Plumbing, Heating and Air at (785) 783-5780! We will make sure you have the equipment you need and that it is working properly!

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Why Choose Pat? 

Offering Peace-of-Mind Service
  • One-Stop Resource

    One call does it all! Get help you with all of your plumbing, heating, AC, and water quality needs in one place.

  • Highly Trusted & Reputable

    Calling our team means you experience the highest quality home services, backed by years of professional experience.

  • Locally Owned & Operated

    Know who you’re working with! Our team takes pride in our roots and have been helping local homes and businesses since 2005.

  • Free In-Home Comfort Analysis

    Enjoy free in-home comfort assessment. Our highly trained and certified staff arrive on time and listen to your concerns.

  • Courteous, Uniformed Pros

    Work with professionals that love what they do. We wear crisp white shirts and arrive with a smile.

  • Upfront Pricing

    You’ll always know what to expect before we start any work. Our plumbers and HVAC technicians explain your options and pricing before we get started.

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