Backflow Prevention in Hudson Valley | What Is Backflow
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Backflow Prevention


T.Webber Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning is committed to delivering safe and contaminant-free water, and the best way to do that is through backflow prevention.

What is Backflow?

Backflow is water that doesn’t flow in the right direction and occurs when hydraulic conditions within any water system stray from the norm. When this happens, it’s possible for your water to become contaminated. Our technicians here at T. Webber are specially trained to ensure that clean, drinkable water always enters your home.

How Does Backflow Happen?

  1. Back pressure: When the pressure in your pipes exceeds the pressure in the potable system that provides the make-up water, the potable water will reverse its direction of flow. That flow reversal allows for potential contaminants to enter the drinking water system.
  2. Back siphonage: When a water main breaks, for example, the water pressure in your plumbing can drop suddenly. This causes back siphonage which can also result in the water reversing its flow. Water flow reversal can create a suction effect and that brings the contamination to your water.

Backflow Prevention Features

At T. Webber, we never want you to experience a backflow problem. That’s why we take care and precision to follow a very strict checklist when we come out for a backflow prevention call. Our process includes:

  • Double checking the valve assembly
  • Checking the reduced pressure principal assembly
  • Checking the anti-siphon vacuum breaker
  • Maintaining the air gaps
  • Checking the pressure vacuum breaker assembly

Our expert team of plumbers has been professionally trained in backflow prevention, so you know you are getting the best when you call T.Webber Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning. Call us today!

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