Dangers of Backflow

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As your leading plumber in Tucson, Oro Valley, Tortolita, and Catalina Foothills, AZ, Ram Plumbing stresses the need to respond to backflow issues quickly and be proactive about preventing backflow problems whenever possible. Backflow is a potentially dangerous issue because it could result in damage to your home or business. Additionally, this type of overflow can create a big mess if you don’t call on a reliable plumbing company to tackle the problem promptly. Water flowing back through pipes, drains, or faucets can also be a potential health hazard since such water is often full of potentially harmful contaminants.

What is Backflow?

Backflow is often regarded as an emergency plumbing situation. It refers to the reverse flow of water and related contaminants back up through various parts of a residential or commercial plumbing system. It’s a serious problem because the water that’s flowing back up into your system is from the civic sewer system, meaning the one that serves all other properties with plumbing connections in your area. It often occurs as a result of a severe storm that overwhelms the sewer system and creates high pressure. This can be problematic if your backflow protection devices aren’t working as intended. Red flags that indicate you may have a backflow problem include:

  • A noticeable change in your water quality
  • Unexplained and unpleasant odors coming from your fixtures, drains, or water
  • Reduced water pressure
  • Water that has an odd taste

Our Backflow Prevention Service

Backflow issues are unpredictable because you never know what can trigger a backward flow that is serious enough to warrant plumbing repairs or create unpleasant and unsafe water will occur. This is why one of the plumbing services we offer is backflow prevention and maintenance.

While backflow devices are designed to prevent backflow issues, they are only helpful if they are properly functioning. If a backflow device is in the process of failing, you could also have problems with low water pressure and/or contamination. Our backflow plumbing services also involve testing existing backflow prevention equipment and making appropriate plumbing repairs to correct defects.

With backflow testing, we’ll walk you through the process so you’ll know what to expect. We’ll then explain what was found and offer recommendations if there are any issues discovered. If problems are found, our trained Tucson techniques will perform the necessary repairs or part replacements. We’ll also make sure your existing or replacement backflow devices are working properly.

Why Trust Ram Plumbing

Ram Plumbing is a Better Business Bureau A-plus-rated plumbing company you can trust to routinely go above and beyond what’s expected. Our skilled and licensed plumbers remain current with technology and trends to further ensure that the most efficient and effective services are being provided. We’ve been a leading source of plumbing services for more than 30 years, so you know we’ll get the job done right. We’re also proud to stand behind our work with a 100% quality workmanship guarantee.

Call Our Team Today

If you’re in need of a plumber in Tucson, AZ, or nearby areas because of a suspected backflow problem, Ram Plumbing is here to help. We’re also at your service if you prefer to be proactive and take steps to reduce your risk of experiencing backflow issues. Contact us today to request emergency plumbing assistance by calling us or filling out our form.

Contact Ram Plumbing

Let our licensed plumbers take care of your plumbing in Tucson, AZ, and the surrounding areas. We provide quality solutions at any time of day, as we offer 24/7 services. Schedule an appointment by calling us or filling out our online contact form. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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