Professional Backflow Repair

Terrano Plumbing and Remodeling has the fix for backflows.

When it comes to protecting our valuable resource, water, call Terrano Plumbing and Remodeling, a Licensed Plumber conveniently located in Boca Raton, for all your backflow and service needs.

Backflow System Diagram

WHAT IS BACKFLOW? Water distribution systems are designed with the intention of the water flowing in certain direction, from the distribution system to the consumer. However, hydraulic conditions within the system may deviate from the “normal” conditions, causing the water to flow in the opposite direction. Therefore, it is possible and common for the water to flow in the opposite direction in unprotected systems. This is called Backflow. When this happens the water system can become contaminated with pollutants that could be harmful to water users.

WHAT CAUSES BACKFLOW? Backflow is caused by cross-connections that have the potential of allowing contaminants into the drinking water system. Back siphonage can occur when the pressure in a tank or water trough is lower than the water system’s pressure. This could allow the influx, or pulling, of contaminated water into the system. Another cause of backflow is back pressure. Back pressure occurs when there is higher water pressure in a fire protection system or in a multi-story building that contaminated water could be forced into the public water system.

WHAT HARM CAN COME FROM BACKFLOW? Reports of backflow incidents have been received throughout the history of water systems. These reports are from across the United States and date back to the early 1900’s. Other communities in the United States have had cases that resulted in the hospitalization of individuals, explosions destroying property and injuring people. These cases have been litigated and have cost water system purveyors millions of dollars. Backflow prevention programs have proven to help reduce the potential of backflow contamination in water systems and protect the health of the nation. So if you want more information or service, contact a professional plumber from Terrano Plumbing and Remodeling for all your backflow and service needs!

Anatomy of a Backflow Assembly