14 Aug

When To Find a Kountze Backflow Repair Plumber

Kountze backflow repair plumber contactClean water is often taken for granted. This is especially true for people who live in communities that have a municipal water source. Clean water that is directed into the home’s water line serves different purposes – for drinking, cooking, bathing, washing, and the like. Once used, this clean water becomes wastewater that flows through the sewer line and into the septic tank. Clean water and wastewater should never mix for the obvious health problems it will bring. Backflow prevention devices ensure that wastewater will not flow back into the clean water line. It is important to find a Kountze backflow repair plumber immediately should the backflow prevention breaks down.

Causes of Backflow

There are two possible causes for backflows:

  1. Back pressure happens where the downstream pressure is greater than the upstream pressure from the municipal water system. Sudden decrease of water supply causes this.
  2. Back-siphonage occurs where the municipal water system suffers from negative water pressure. Fire trucks using a fire hydrant during a fire can cause this to happen.

If you do not have a backflow preventer installed by a professional Kountze plumber in your system, backflows may occur anytime.

Presenting the Backflow Prevention Device

A backflow prevention device is a valve that regulates the pressure in the pipes to prevent back pressure and back-siphonage in your water line. State laws require the regular testing of backflow devices to make sure that it is doing its job perfectly. Contact a Kountze backflow repair plumber if it is not functioning properly.

Backflow prevention devices have two types the Reduced Pressure Zone (RPZ) device and the Double Check (DC) device. For example, potable water lines commonly use RPZ’s while fire sprinkler systems use DC’s.

Common Parts That Need Repair

Parts of a backflow prevention device that usually needs repairing are:

  • Check modules and seats
  • Cam check disc assemblies
  • RV seats
  • O-rings
  • Diaphragms
  • Single and double-check valves
  • Springs
  • Reduced pressure zone assemblies

It is important that you have a licensed Kountze plumber repair your backflow preventer for the State may hold you financially responsible for allowing wastewater to contaminate the clean water supply. Schedule a regular maintenance check to prevent this from happening.

Let Plumbers 911 Texas Find You a Kountze Backflow Repair Plumber

Plumbers 911 is one of the largest plumbing companies in the country. It has a wide network of plumbing professionals including licensed Kountze plumbers that are highly-skilled when it comes to plumbing. Plumbers 911 Texas offer backflow prevention device installation, maintenance, and repairs. You can call (409) 237-3137 today to inquire about their services and to schedule an appointment.


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