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Backflow Prevention in Ontario, CA

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Do you know why backflow is a problem? This is when wastewater is pulled back into the freshwater system of your Ontario, CA property’s plumbing system, potentially contaminating the water supply with pesticides and other potentially harmful pollutants. Fortunately, you can avoid this with the right backflow prevention device, installed by the team here at Sweetwater Plumbing.

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A backflow preventer is a solution to any backflow problems you could experience, protecting your water supply from the threat of back-siphonage. Be sure to reach out to our team to learn more about this solution.

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Are You at Risk for Backflow Contamination?

When considering the risk of backflow contamination, the areas of concern include anywhere that water may be pooled around an outdoor faucet or fixture, such as pesticide–laden water existing around a sprinkler heat, a sink hose submerged in a pool of soapy water, or a supply pipe that may contain chemicals that leads into an indoor plumbing system. Irrigation systems also increase the risk of backflow contamination.

The majority of commercial spaces are required to have backflow devices installed and testing on a routine basis. The installation and service of these devices are regulated by local authorities, and if you do need a device such as this, it is vital that you contact a plumber with backflow certification.

Hiring a Backflow–Certified Plumber in Ontario

Have you recently found out that you need a backflow prevention device installed on your property, or you need backflow testing and repairs done? Then you need a professional plumber with the right certification. Our team is highly trained and certified to complete these types of jobs safely and effectively.

Don’t trust just anyone to install a backflow prevention device on your commercial or residential property. You want your system to function reliably, and you want to ensure that you are in compliance with local regulations. Since 2009, our staff has proven to be extremely competent in plumbing services of all kinds, including backflow prevention services.

How Does Backflow Testing Work?

Within some plumbing systems, there already exists an air gap used to prevent backflow from occurring. This consists of an open vertical space within the system that prevents cross contamination. However, in locations where there is even a small risk of backflow entering supply pipes, a backflow preventer needs to be installed.

In order to ensure it properly works, however, it needs to be tested on a regular basis. One of our expertly trained technicians which connect a test kit to the backflow prevention device and verify that it is functioning as it should. This service requires that all water downstream of the backflow device be shut off to perform the test. If you have any questions about this process, please don’t hesitate to give our team a call!

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