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Backflow Preventer Services in Glendale & Phoenix, AZ

Healthy, safe water is a necessity in your home. From drinking and cooking to showering and more, you rely on the water in your home for all sorts of needs.

Backflow preventer systems are designed to protect your household water supply.  They do this by keeping contaminated water out of your incoming fresh water supply. They also keep “gray” (used or contaminated) water in local homes from backing up into the city water supply.

Looking for a backflow preventer expert “near me” in Glendale or Phoenix, AZ? Contact Bumble Bee Plumbing online or call us at (602) 710-7981 today.

What Are Backflow Preventers?

Backflow preventer devices are one-way valve assemblies installed in your home’s pipe system. The one-way-only water flow avoids backflow and mixing of non-potable, contaminated wastewater into the fresh water supply. And they don’t affect the rate at which water flows.

If you end up having water flow or water pressure problems, we can quickly diagnose and fix the issues to restore your water pressure services.

Who Needs to Install Backflow Preventers?

Backflow preventer systems are generally best whenever:

  • Your home is relatively new. Newer homes typically have built-in backflow prevention systems on specific water lines running from the municipal water supply to the water main in your home. Backflow preventers may also be installed at certain points within your residential pipe system.
  • Older Phoenix-area homes have old (or no) systems. Whether you don’t have a backflow preventer or your system uses lead-contaminated pipes, which can contaminate your water supply, it’s a good idea to install one of these systems. Even when they don’t contain lead, older backflow valves may be epoxy coated to prevent corrosion, and that coating may flake off over time, potentially introducing flakes and rust into your water.
  • You use well water or an irrigation system. Backflow preventers are usually required at the city water meter.

Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Backflow Preventers

If you’re wondering whether it’s time to upgrade your backflow preventers, be on the lookout for these common indicators you need replacements.

  1. Leaks. This is the most common sign that your backflow preventer needs to be replaced. If you notice a steady leak, you should enlist the help of a professional.
  2. Decreased water pressure. If you have a pressure buildup in your backflow preventer, it can create a vacuum-like effect for your irrigation system and lower your home’s water pressure.
  3. Poor water quality. If you notice a strange taste to your water, you should definitely look into whether a faulty backflow preventer is the problem to ensure the safety of your household’s drinking water.

Have you noticed any of the above signs in your Glendale or Phoenix area home? Contact the friendly and experienced team at Bumble Bee Plumbing today by calling (602) 710-7981 or scheduling your services online today! 

How Bumble Bee Plumbing Installs Backflow Preventer Systems

We recommend that backflow preventers be installed anywhere there is a possibility of cross-connection between incoming fresh water and contaminated wastewater.

The specific points where backflow could occur are different in every home, depending on the specifics of a home’s pipes or sewer line system. An initial backflow inspection by one of our experienced plumbers can be incredibly helpful to identifying these points and making the right upgrades to your plumbing system.

Let us inspect your pipes and assess your backflow preventer needs. Contact Bumble Bee Plumbing online or give us a call at (602) 710-7981 today.

Why Replace Old Backflow Prevention Systems?

Once we assess your pipe configuration and any existing backflow preventers, we can repair or replace defective systems, as well as install additional devices where needed.

Typically, it is best to replace the entire backflow preventer system at one time to ensure that all equipment is properly integrated and to make future repairs or replacement simpler. Sourcing parts for older systems can be difficult, time-consuming, and expensive, so new anti-backflow systems tend to make good economic sense for homeowners.

How New Stainless Backflow Assemblies Outperform Older Equipment

We recommend a new backflow prevention system with stainless steel backflow valves that meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) lead-free requirements (and have no epoxy that could flake off).

Steel backflow assemblies are also lighter in weight for ease of use and corrosion resistant to provide a long service life. Future repairs to newer steel systems are often cheaper than old systems, typically involving inexpensive parts, like rubber gaskets. What’s more, new backflow systems are specially engineered to operate efficiently and last longer.

Backflow Preventer System Installation, Replacement, or Repair in Glendale & Phoenix, AZ

Make sure your family has access to healthy, fresh water at home whenever they need it. Call Bumble Bee Plumbing at (602) 710-7981 or contact us online for backflow preventer system inspection, installation, replacement, or repair service in Glendale, Phoenix, and nearby areas!

We also invite you to check out our excellent reviews to see why Bumble Bee Plumbing is a leading choice for water softener and plumbing services throughout the Phoenix and Glendale areas!

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