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.
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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.
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!
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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!