Backflow Services in Cornelius – Backflow happens when a liquid, gas, or solid is introduced into a potable water supply due to the pressure and flow of the water being reversed. The sources of backflow can be as varied as the contaminants, and backflow may stem from contaminated ground water, storage pools, burst water mains, frozen pipes, unexpected high demand on the system, or other sources. Contaminants could include contaminated water, natural gas, and solid contaminants picked up by the water.
Our backflow services aim to prevent backflow and contamination from occurring. There are many ways of doing this, and the right choice depends on the property in question, the local and national requirements for backflow prevention, and terrain or ground conditions that could adversely impact the water delivery system. In most plumbing systems, this is because there is higher pressure in the system than the supply or because the supply pressure is lowered below the pressure of the system. The former is back pressure and the latter is usually termed back siphonage.
Installation of the particular type of backflow services on your property depends mostly on the local or national regulations and building codes. An air gap is the simplest and most effective backflow preventer, and other types like an atmospheric vacuum breaker, double check valve, and reduced pressure zone device may serve the needs of the system, depending on a variety of factors.
At South End Plumbing, we are proud to offer backflow services to our customers in Cornelius, NC as part of comprehensive plumbing services. We offer 24/7 emergency service and a 100% satisfaction guarantee, and we have been locally owned and operated since our founding over 25 years ago. Let our experienced and knowledgeable staff help you today!