Fresh water is a modern amenity we can all appreciate. It’s a necessity for drinking, cooking, and cleaning. However, many issues can affect water quality in your home, one of them being backflow. The water in your plumbing system normally flows in one direction. Backflow is when it reverses, causing contaminated sewage to enter your water supply. While backflow prevention devices avoid this, they can develop problems or be overwhelmed by high water pressure. Fortunately, NexGen specializes in backflow prevention systems to keep the water in Orange County homes clean and safe.
Drops in water pressure can occur due to disruptions including broken water mains and the use of nearby fire hydrants. It’s these pressure drops that can cause the flow of water in your home to reverse. A faulty backflow valve won’t stop backflowing water from reaching your fixtures.
Fortunately, such an issue can be detected by using a backflow tester. We recommend annual testing and maintenance to make sure your backflow prevention devices are working. Most have a built-in port that, when downstream water sources are turned off, allows the plumber to measure the differential pressure across the system’s check valves.
We provide backflow maintenance, testing, and repair as part of our comprehensive range of commercial and residential plumbing services. If you don’t have a backflow preventer installed, we can install one for you. Air gap types are common in residential applications but our team can also install the latest vacuum pressure breakers, automatic flood gate valves, and reduced pressure zone devices.
Whether you want to schedule backflow preventer maintenance, need to have a device installed, or notice signs of backflow in your Orange County home or business, NexGen can help. Call (805) 301-6788 to schedule an appointment or reach us in an emergency.