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Backflow Prevention in San Diego

Preventing Hazardous Backflow in Your Property

If you have a large backflow preventer on your property, you may be required to service it every year. That means that you'll have the same plumbers in San Diego visiting your property each and every year to verify that everything is working or to provide any necessary repairs. Why not work with somebody you can trust for all of your commercial plumbing needs?

At Paws Plumbing, our expertise applies to a wide range of properties including restaurants, office buildings, and apartment complexes among others. We can see to it that your plumbing system is safe by providing complete inspection and maintenance services along with backflow testing and repair.

Contact our team for complete backflow prevention services today. Call (858) 252-1670.

What Is a Backflow Preventer?

Backflow prevention devices are something that many of us have seen but few of us have stopped to think about. Those large plumbing fixtures that sit outside of a commercial property are doing your community a great service. Without them, it would be easier to contaminate an entire water supply based on the contamination of a single business.

There are two main types of backflow that any property could experience and be responsible for. In any situation though, drinking water could flow through the public water supply along with a variety of dangerous contaminants that may be near a pipe, fixture, or irrigation system.

The two kinds of backflow are:

  • Backpressure backflow: This occurs when the downstream pressure is greater than the pressure within the pipes. Such an increase of pressure could allow contaminated chemical water to go back up through the pipes.
  • Backsiphonage backflow: This occurs when the upstream pressure is greater than the pressure of its destination. This often happens when something suddenly causes the supply pressure to spike, such as the use of a fire hydrant nearby.

Do I Need Backflow Services?

If you want to know what is required of you when it comes to your backflow preventer, you have to check local codes and regulations. No matter what, it’s best to have a backflow prevention device tested each year. This reduces your business’s liability, helps make the earth a little greener, and gives you some peace of mind.

Our plumbers in San Diego can provide this service and present you with a full report of our findings. We can also install backflow prevention devices in new commercial properties. Most likely, your home also has a backflow prevention device. If the unit in your home requires service or repair, our team can handle that quickly and professionally.

Call us today to request an estimate for our backflow prevention services. Dial (858) 252-1670.


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