Backflow prevention devices are designed to prevent contamination of the municipal water supply. These devices are required by various state and local codes for certain residential and commercial properties. If a device is required, it must be installed and tested annually by a certified professional. Ramco Plumbing offers backflow repair and installation in Rancho Cucamonga and surrounding areas.
Reasons for Backflow Prevention
When water from irrigation systems and fire suppression systems backflows into the clean water supply, it can carry a variety of contaminants, such as pesticides, fertilizers, bacteria, and other harmful substances. Fertilizers, pesticides, and other contaminants have devastating consequences for the environment, including killing wildlife and polluting clean water supplies and natural bodies of water.
A backflow preventer is required for properties with:
- Irrigation systems
- Lawn sprinkler systems
- Fire suppression systems
- Large boilers
When everything is working properly, the water pressure allows clean water to flow from your faucets and fixtures. However, when water pressure is reduced or interrupted by a broken water main or high demand from a fire suppression or irrigation system, the reduction in pressure can allow contaminated water to flow in reverse and enter the municipal water system. A backflow device prevents this from happening. We offer backflow repair and installation in Rancho Cucamonga to keep everything working as it should.
If you have been notified that a backflow preventer is required for your property, we can help you determine the right size device for your property based on the size of the water meter. We use the highest quality backflow prevention devices to ensure the safety of the public water supply and compliance with all state and local codes.
There are specific requirements for backflow installation, including the placement of the device close to the water meter, above the finished grade, and clearance requirements. Our skilled technicians have extensive training and certification in backflow preventer installation. We will make sure the device is properly installed with adequate clearance for testing and maintenance. Our work is always completed in compliance with all current codes and regulations.
Backflow Repair & Testing
Because backflow is so potentially hazardous, annual testing of backflow preventers is required. Over time, parts can become worn out, which can cause the valve to fail its annual testing. Leaks are among the most common repair issues with backflow valves. Our fully trained and certified technicians can clean the backflow devices, replacing leaking check valves, O rings, or damaged seals to make sure your device is functioning properly.
Whether you need a new device installed, annual testing, or repair for a malfunctioning or leaking device, we provide comprehensive services for backflow repair and installation in Rancho Cucamonga. When you have an urgent problem, we arrive within 60 to 90 minutes of your call and work fast to get your backflow preventer working again.
If you need backflow repair or installation, call (909) 742-7001 for reliable service in Rancho Cucamonga.