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Backflow Prevention

Backflow Prevention in Kansas City

When you turn on the water in your home or commercial space to cook with or wash your hands, you are rightfully expecting clean, potable water to pour out of your fixtures. If this is not the case, then you have a potentially serious problem on your hands. The last thing that you want to encounter is backflow in your home or business, which can seriously compromise the hygiene and integrity of your plumbing system. That is why it is so important to have a backflow prevention device.

In many areas, a backflow preventer is actually required by local plumbing codes. Even if this is not the case, though, there is really no downside to the use of such a device on your property. If you are serious about preventing issues with backflow in your home, you are wise to schedule service with experts in backflow prevention here on the Lutz Plumbing, Inc. staff.

Why You Need a Backflow Prevention Device

Backflow is a situation that develops when an undesirable reversal of flow occurs in a plumbing system. This is a common issue at cross connections in plumbing systems. Basically, wastewater leaving your home can back up into your plumbing system, polluting the potable water supply and leading to a number of undesirable issues. Backflow may occur due to problems with your plumbing system, such as at the aforementioned cross connections, or because of sudden drops in water pressure caused by the use of nearby fire hydrants. Having a backflow preventer in place keeps water from reentering your plumbing system and causing seriously unhygienic problems.

We Offer Residential & Commercial Backflow Testing Services

In some applications, an air gap is used in plumbing systems to prevent backflow from occurring. This is simply an open vertical space that prevents the cross contamination of water in a plumbing system. However, in areas where there is any risk of backflow entering supply pipes, backflow prevention devices should be installed. Because these are valves with moving parts, of course, there is the possibility for failure. That is why it is so important to have your backflow preventer(s) tested periodically. When you hire us to do the job, you’ll benefit from having skilled professionals certified in this type of service on the case.

Schedule Your Backflow Prevention Device Installation and Services with Us

For reasons that should be fairly obvious, you should never attempt to install a backflow prevention device on your own. That’s what the qualified plumbers on our staff are here to do. If your device is not expertly integrated into your residential or commercial plumbing system, there is no way that you can hope to rely on it to function effectively and reliably. Likewise, any repairs or maintenance services that your device may require, as well as its periodic testing, must be completed by a qualified party. Our Master Plumbers fit the bill entirely. When we install and service your backflow preventer for you, you won’t have to worry about wastewater making its way back into your plumbing system.

We Service Shawnee, Overland Park, and the Entire Kansas City Area.

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