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A backflow prevention device is a piece of equipment that's installed in your water pipes as a means of stopping the water from flowing in the opposite direction. Its primary purpose is to prevent your drinking water from being contaminated by this backflow. Homeowners and commercial property owners should schedule a backflow testing appointment with a professional plumber to ensure their water is safe to consume. Stephens Plumbing offers backflow preventor installation services in areas such as Downers Grove, Darien, Burr Ridge, Lisle, Naperville, Oak Brook, Wheaton and Woodridge, Illinois. Book an appointment to receive assistance with your plumbing system.
Homes and commercial facilities such as offices and warehouses should invest in professional backflow preventor installation services to prevent water contamination and overflow. To understand why this is, we must first look at why a backflow occurs and how a backflow prevention device stops it.
Backflows happen when clean water reverses direction, pulling with it dirty water into the central supply system. There's always a chance of a backflow wherever there is a cross-connection between clean and dirty water pipes. The phenomenon occurs when there is unequal or fluctuating water pressure in the system. Backflow prevention devices come in different shapes and sizes, but mostly consisting of a series of check valves that prevent water from going in the opposite direction.
Stephens Plumbing offers backflow testing services to help you confirm whther or not your business or home is fitted with one of these backflow prevention devices. Our backflow preventer installation specialists provide installation and repair for backflow systems. In addition, we offer backflow testing services to help confirm if your water has been contaminated in your home or facility.
What Are Backflow Testing & Backflow Preventer Installation Services?
When a Stephens Plumbing certified technician performs the backflow inspection procedure, they will shut off the backflow valve. A test kit is placed in the device, measuring the water that's inside. Once the backflow testing is complete, the kit is removed, which indicates whether you have a cross connector and whether you need to install a backflow prevention device or take other steps to prevent backflow.
If there is already a backflow prevention device installed, this backflow testing will determine whether it's working correctly or if it's the right size. The size of the backflow prevention device you will receive throughout the backflow preventer installation process will depend on the building that it's placed in, be it residential or commercial. Keep in mind that these backflow inspections and tests are designed so that there will be no damage done to your property. Stephens Plumbing offers backflow testing services in areas such as Clarendon Hills, Burr Ridge, Westmont, Plainfield, Downers Grove, Lisle, Oakbrook, Naperville and Woodridge, Illinois.
Does Your Home or Commercial Facility & Office Need a Backflow Prevention Device?
Most municipal and state plumbing codes require that the majority of commercial buildings, as well as some residences, have such a backflow prevention device installed. It mostly depends on the possibility of a backflow happening.
The size and complexity of the backflow prevention system will also be determined by this risk, as well as the size and unique characteristics of the building in question. Backflow inspections and testing need to be performed annually to prevent any contamination of clean, drinkable water. Backflow testing needs to be carried out by a certified baackflow preventer installation technician for it to be considered valid. Stephens Plumbing offers backflow testing services in areas such as Wheaton, Westmont, Woodridge, Downers Grove, Clarendon Hills, Lisle, and Oakbrook, Illinois. Reserve an appointment for an inspection from our team.
Stephens Plumbing has its own accredited backflow testing technicians ready and able to provide you with any backflow testing services that you require. We will also help you with any backflow installations, repairs, and maintenance work. Our team also offers repair and installation services for water lines, water heaters, plumbing fixtures, and appliances.
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