We Provide Testing, Repairs and Installation for Cross Connection Control Devices to Prevent Backflow.
Without proper water pressure, you may experience:
A cross connection is where a potable water system meets with a non-potable water system. A dishwasher is a common example. Generally, these connections are already built to prevent backflow. But if you live in an older home, there is a chance that your plumbing is not designed to deal with this issue.
If you’re unsure if your home needs a backflow prevention device, or if your device needs testing, give Instant Plumbing a call.
Typical methods of backflow prevention include:
An air gap is the least expensive backflow prevention system. It’s a vertical space that’s installed between a plumbing device, like a valve or faucet, and a place where contaminated water might gather. Because it requires no moving parts, air gaps require little maintenance.
Backflow preventer valves are installed at key locations, where backflow might be a risk. While it’s a more expensive solution, it has its advantages. For instance, if there isn’t enough vertical space to allow for an air gap, or if a physical barrier is needed to prevent backflow, a preventer valve is more appropriate. Because it features moving parts, backflow preventer valves do require routine maintenance and testing.
If your valve is leaking, or if you’re concerned about the quality of your drinking water, schedule an appointment with Instant Plumbing. We’ll test your system for any weaknesses and provide any repairs you need.