Torrance Backflow Prevention Services
Protecting Your Home & Family Since 1974
If you are in search of a reliable plumbing team to handle your backflow prevention services, you’ve come to the right place. Backflow is serious business, and our team at Carter Services is here to make sure your drinking water is safe and your family is protected by providing the most dependable backflow prevention and testing services. Each of our plumbers is fully qualified to install, replace, and test backflow prevention equipment.
As the most trusted team in town, you can always count on us to get the job done right the first time. Since opening our doors in 1974, we have been proud to offer the most affordable, reliable plumbing services in town.
Schedule backflow prevention in Torrance by calling (310) 872-1898.
What Is Backflow?
Backflow is a term used to describe a situation in which the normal flow of water is reversed in a plumbing system. Backflow is often very dangerous because water that has come into contact with harmful chemicals or pollutants flows back into the drinking water system.
Backflow takes place when pressure within the main water line is lost. Instead of the clean water flowing directly into your home, it flows backward, potentially encountering pesticides, fertilizers, human waste, chlorine, soap, and other harmful contaminants before seeping back into the drinking supply. Backflow often emerges in sinks and bathtubs, and can result in serious illnesses in humans.
What Is Backflow Prevention?
Backflow prevention is the method of stopping backflow from contaminating the public water supply. This method involves installing devices in the cross-sections of your plumbing pipes that are designed to stop water from flowing in the wrong direction. This prevents chemicals, oils, pesticides, and other contaminants from entering your clean water supply in the event that your water line experiences a drop in pressure.
Do I Need a Backflow Preventer?
While anyone who wants to ensure the safety of their drinking water should install a backflow preventer, there are a few situations in which it is extra necessary.
You need to install a backflow preventer if:
- You have a boiler system
- You have an irrigation system
- You use a well
- You have a swimming pool
- You have a pond
- You have a private fire sprinkler system
If you aren’t sure whether or not you need a backflow preventer, reach out to our plumbing specialists. We will inspect your home and offer you our professional advice. We always recommend having a backflow preventer installed anywhere where drinking water might cross-connect with wastewater to ensure your safety.
How Often Should My Backflow Preventer Be Tested?
Just as with any other mechanical device, your backflow preventer needs to be tested by a qualified professional on a regular basis to ensure it is doing its job correctly. You should have your preventer tested at least once a year.
At Carter Services, our plumbing professionals are fully qualified to perform backflow testing. During testing appointments, we turn off your main water supply, examine the preventer, clear out any debris, and run a full safety and performance test. During these appointments, we are able to make sure your preventer is working properly and your clean water supply is protected against backflow.
Why Choose Carter Services?
Customers choose Carter Services time and time again because we always adhere to the highest standards in professionalism, customer care, and workmanship. Our team is passionate about helping your home run smoothly and safely, and completes every service with the utmost care and attention to detail. When you turn to us for backflow prevention in Torrance, you can count on us to get the job done right.
Choose Carter Services because:
- We are backed by nearly 50 years of service experience
- We are a family owned and operated company
- We offer special financing options
- We are available 24/7
- We always arrive in fully stocked service vehicles
- We are fully licensed and insured
Why settle for any plumbing company when you can have the best?
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