Backflow Replacements in Santee
Stay Up to Date on Backflow Assemblies in San Diego County & Imperial County
Just like any other mechanical system, a backflow prevention assembly cannot survive forever. Fortunately, Backflow Services Inc is ready to provide homeowners and business owners with a solution. With our trusty backflow replacements in Santee, there is no reason to fear that your assembly will break down unexpectedly.
Contact us at (619) 848-6866 for help from our team.
How to Tell When a Backflow Assembly Needs to Be Replaced
A backflow prevention assembly is an essential component of any plumbing system, as it prevents contaminated water from flowing back into the public water supply. Unfortunately, even these powerful systems can struggle with wear and tear after many years. It is important to ensure that the assembly is functioning properly at all times, so look out for signs that the system may need to be changed out.
Seek the help of an expert whenever noticing:
- Contaminated water: When the water from a faucet is discolored or has a bad taste or odor, this is a major warning signal that there is a problem with the backflow assembly. When contaminated water is flowing back into the public water supply, the assembly has lost its functionality.
- Water leaks: If there is water leaking from or around the assembly, the assembly may not be functioning properly, so it should be checked out right away.
Which Backflow Assembly Is Right for You?
Determining which backflow assembly or device is optimal to replace an old system takes a lot of thought. While there are cases where the current model can be replaced by the same assembly or device, there are other circumstances where another form may be more effective.
Trust our experts to explain the distinctions between:
- Air gaps
- Reduced pressure zone valves (RPZ)
- Double check valve assemblies (DCVA)
- Pressure vacuum breakers
- Spill-resistant vacuum breakers
How Long Does a Backflow Device Normally Last?
The lifespan of a backflow prevention assembly is typically five to 15 years, but this length often varies depending on the amount of maintenance it receives, as well as its original quality and use. The type of device also affects its expiration date. For example, some kinds of backflow prevention assemblies, such as double check valves, may have a shorter lifespan. This means they require more frequent check-ups than other types of devices like reduced pressure zone (RPZ) valves. Having a backflow prevention assembly inspected and tested annually by a certified professional like those at Backflow Services Inc is the best way to ensure it is still functioning properly.
Learn more about which assembly or device would be most optimal for your property by calling us at (619) 848-6866 for our backflow replacements in Santee.