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West Palm Beach Backflow Prevention

Helping You Protect Your Water Supply

We often take for granted that the water coming out of our faucets is safe to drink – but did you know that it is your backflow prevention device that ensures your potable water isn’t contaminated? It is required in all Palm Beach County cities and municipalities to have backflow tested and certified annually or your water can be turned off by your local city inspector. Should you suspect your backflow prevention device is not operating correctly or if it has been a long time since it was last inspected, call in the experts at Hi-Tech Plumbing & Air. Our team of dedicated, experienced plumbers in West Palm Beach can answer all of your questions and ensure your family’s safety.

 Set up an backflow prevention device inspection by calling (561) 708-4989.

Advantages of Backflow Devices

Your plumbing system is set up to have water flow in one direction, from the municipal water supply into your home and then down your drains and into the sewer system. Backflow refers to water flowing in the opposite direction. This happens when the pressure in your plumbing system is out of balance and typically is the result of a sudden drop in water pressure.

Backflow is dangerous and has the potential to contaminate your water supply, but a backflow prevention device protects you in the event there is a change in pressure. There are many causes of backflow, some originating in your home’s plumbing system and some in the municipal system.

How Your Home's Drinking Water Can Become Contaminated

There are a number of issues that can lead to your drinking water becoming contaminated and some of the most common instances include:

  • Back-siphoning and backpressure: Back-siphoning is caused by a negative or reduced pressure in the supply line to a facility or plumbing fixture. Back-siphoning may be caused by a water main break, an open fire hydrant, or water system maintenance. Backpressure occurs when a system for drinking water is connected to another system operating at a higher pressure. Backpressure may be caused by auxiliary water pumps, boilers, and/or elevated buildings.
  • Worms in irrigation systems: Residents found parasitical worms, also known as nematodes, in their water after the atmospheric pressure breaker malfunctioned on a privately-owned underground sprinkler system. During a water pressure drop, the vacuum in the system sucked water from the sprinkler into the city water. The homeowner found worms swimming in the bathtub while filling it to bathe his child.
  • Insecticide from garden hoses: The highly toxic insecticide chlordane was back-siphoned into the water system. An extermination company employee had left one end of a garden hose in a barrel of diluted insecticide and the other connected to an external home hose bibb (outside spigot). When the water supply system pressure dropped due to repair work, the chlordane was sucked back through the house into the water system.

A backflow preventer can eliminate these and other potential contaminants from your drinking water, keeping you and your family safe and healthy.

Both residential and commercial properties are required to have backflow prevention devices installed and many cities require them to be tested annually to ensure they are in proper working order. Don’t wait for backflow to contaminate your water supply – schedule an inspection with an experienced West Palm Beach plumber at Hi-Tech Plumbing & Air.

We Go the Extra Mile for You

At Hi-Tech Plumbing & Air, our plumbers are fully certified and highly trained in backflow testing, certification, repairs, and replacement. We even remind you on a yearly basis when your annual inspection is due & call you to schedule your appointment in a timely fashion to make sure your water doesn’t get shut off.

With 55 years of combined experience, all of our backflow prevention repair technicians are thoroughly vetted because we believe in providing you with the best customer service possible and keep your drinking water safe & sound.

To schedule your backflow inspection and certification, call (561) 708-4989.

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