Affordable San Jose Back Flow Installation Services
Backflow is the ‘backward flow’ of water back into the public water supply. It can be caused by back pressure or siphonage of your plumbing system. Backflow can also occur when the main water line is damaged or more water is being used than what is supplied. In Backflow condition, contaminated water gets distributed throughout the plumbing supply and can cause serious health hazard. Quick Plumbing can install a backflow prevention device that will prevent the backflow, hence preventing the contamination of your fresh water in the event of backflow.
What is back flow?
Potable (clean) water flows under pressure through municipal water lines to homes and businesses. Back flow is the reverse flow of dirty water through the clean water lines. Dirty water can be contaminated with feces, pesticides, chemicals, fertilizer and other hazardous materials, and causes a serious health hazard. Back flow can occur at cross-connections between potable and non-potable water in any residential, commercial or industrial system.
A back flow prevention device commonly consists of a pair of mechanical check values that prevent dirty water from flowing back into the clean water supply in the event of an unexpected or drastic change in water pressure. If properly installed and maintained, a back flow preventer will keep drinking water safe and free of contaminants.
Back flow Testing
Back flow valves must be inspected annually to ensure proper operation and to keep your property in compliance with the local code. Your fresh water supply is subject to interruption and your business may be fined if back flow testing isn’t completed in time.
Quick Plumbing technicians can perform annual back flow testing, repairs, installation and back flow certification of all types of prevention devices.