Backflow Testing and Installation in St. Louis. Signature Plumbing cares about the health of your home's plumbing. If you need a backflow device installed or tested in Greater St. Louis area, you need our St. Louis Plumbers.
Signature Plumbing has a reputation for providing seamless backflow services in St. Louis. Our plumbers have extensive experience in installing and testing backflow devices. Backflows are one of the most economical and effective ways to prevent sewage or storm water from backing up in the drains or plumbing fixtures in the lowest level of your home (when the sewer main is backed up in your sewer lateral).
If you've already lived through the dreaded experience of a flooded basement, then you know how much damage water can cause. If it has been a while since you've had backflow testing done in your home, or you need a new backflow device installed, contact our St. Louis backflow testing plumbers today.
What is Backflow? | St. Louis Backflow Prevention
The term backflow refers to dirty water or sewage flowing the wrong direction in a pipe. This can happen when a backflow preventer is loose or broken. It is recommended that backflow testing is done every three years or so by an experienced St. Louis Plumber. Backflow testing ensures that your device is working properly. If it isn't, backflow can contaminate your home’s drinking water which is hazardous and can cause lots of complications.
How is Backflow Testing Performed?
If you don't have a backflow device in your plumbing, you should. A backflow system can prevent bacteria and other contaminants from entering your drinking and city water. Already have a backflow installed? Our Licensed St. Louis Plumbers can perform backflow testing on your existing device and check for issues. Backflow testing involves shutting off the water supply to allow for investigation of the plumbing system, and observing the valve to see if the water is running backward (which is good), or if the relief valve opens, which is an indication that it needs to be replaced.
After testing to see if the water is flowing the wrong direction, the pressure of the water will be checked. If the water pressure rises as the water flows backwards and seems to be struggling, this could mean that the valve needs to be replaced in your home's water supply system. Our experienced St. Louis Plumbers can quickly remove your home's broken backflow and install a new device in your system to get your plumbing back in shape.
Types of Backflow Preventers
There are a few types of backflow devices that our experienced plumbers can install. The right backflow device for your home is determined by what kind of backflow situation you need to prevent from happening in the first place. Three of the most common types of backflow devices are:
- Double Check Valves
- Reduced Pressure Zone Devices
- Atmospheric Vacuum Breakers
Double Check Valves are typically found in lawn sprinklers and fire sprinklers. There is a ball valve on each end of this device that will prevent backflow. Reduced Pressure Zone Devices are commonly used in areas that a city might deem as having "hazardous" backflow. Every city has a different idea of what is hazardous, so it can vary from city to city. device includes four valves such as an inlet shut-off valve, two spring-loaded check valves, and an outlet shut-off valve. Lastly, Atmospheric Vacuum Breakers have a valve on the inside of the device that prevents backflow. These systems are based on pressure and are placed 6 inches from where the downstream is for your home.
It can be difficult to decide what type of backflow is the best fit for your home. Our licensed and bonded plumbers in St. Louis have the experience and knowledge needed to provide the most efficient backflow testing in St. Louis. Our plumbers will help you choose a backflow valve that is best suited to your home’s needs and alleviate any worries that you may have regarding your home's plumbing.
St. Louis Backflow Testing and Installation Services in St. Louis
Signature Plumbing has the experience and state-of-the-art equipment required to provide effective backflow testing and installation in St. Louis. Our plumbers understand that backflow problems can be difficult to deal with and aim to make the lives of St. Louis residents easier by providing top-notch backflow testing and installation service in St. Louis
If you need backflow testing, or are considering having a backflow installed, call Signature Plumbing at (636) 742-2533, or contact our plumbers today to learn more about our premier St. Louis backflow installation and testing services today.