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Backflow Prevention in Tampa

The health and safety of the people in our homes and in our communities is so important. But there are often hidden dangers lurking within the systems we use every day that could adversely affect our health and wellness. Problems within your plumbing system can allow contaminated water to move into your water supply or into the city’s water supply if there is no device in place to stop this. Prevent water contamination in your community by installing a backflow prevention device.

Many homeowners in Tampa are required to have a backflow prevention device in place. This includes those with in-ground irrigation systems, alternative water supplies like wells, commercial buildings with multiple stories, and properties that have been determined by local authorities to pose a potential cross-contamination threat. Contact our certified backflow prevention specialists today to get a new or replacement backflow preventer. We also offer backflow testing and maintenance services. Trust Peninsular Plumbing for all of your residential and commercial plumbing needs!

Peninsular Plumbing provides backflow prevention services in Tampa and the surrounding areas.

What Is a Backflow Prevention Device?

A backflow prevention device is a unit that detects sudden changes in the pressure of a water supply system, in order to prevent contaminants from moving into a water supply. Burst pipes, frozen pipes, and a sudden surge in water usage from a nearby fixture like a fire hydrant could create a sudden change in the pressure of the water supply. This pressure change may allow for either back–pressure or back–siphonage to force contaminated water into the pipes. This includes pesticides, sewage, and other dangerous pollutants.

While an air gap within the plumbing system may be enough to help prevent backflow, a large device is sometimes the only way to provide protection. These backflow preventer devices have springs and other moving parts that react to a sudden change in pressure within the plumbing system. Keeping them properly maintained is key to ensuring contamination is never a threat to your family and to your community. While the city is responsible for maintaining a large number of backflow prevention devices in the area, you are responsible for any devices installed on your property.

When Is Backflow Testing Necessary?

A backflow prevention device can become worn down just like any other portion of a plumbing system. For many commercial properties, regular backflow testing is heavily regulated. But any residential or commercial property owner with a backflow preventer on the property should schedule backflow testing each and every year. If the device is located on your property, it is your responsibility to keep it properly maintained. You may need to contact your local water department for more information about required annual testing. But when it’s time to schedule backflow testing, contact the excellent team at Peninsular Plumbing!

Call our team to get quality backflow preventer services! You cannot get backflow services from just any plumber. You must call a certified backflow specialist to check out issues with your backflow preventer, install one, or provide routine backflow testing. Peninsular Plumbing has a certified backflow specialist on site waiting for your call. Contact our friendly team for more information or to schedule services in Tampa today!