Oahu Backflow Preventers
Pipes travel throughout the Gathering Place, delivering water to residents and businesses across Oahu. With water in such high demand, the risk of contamination is high. That’s where backflow preventers come in! Backflow preventers work to ensure that island residents have access to clean municipal water.
Here at All Aloha Plumbing, we understand plumbing systems inside and out. Across Oahu, we’ve demonstrated our commitment to customer service by providing top-quality plumbing repairs, installations and replacements. When you need dependable service, you need All Aloha. Reach out to us today!
What Is A Backflow Preventer
A backflow preventer is a mechanism designed to protect the public water supply from cross-contamination. Cross-contamination occurs when a water supply line is connected to equipment containing a substance that is unsafe to drink. Such connections are called cross connections and they are dangerous if no protective measures are taken.
Outdoor water taps, irrigation systems and garden hoses tend to be the most common sources of cross-connection contamination in residential spaces. Garden hoses create a hazard when submerged in a swimming pool or when attached to a chemical sprayer for weed control. A backflow preventer stops the flow of this potentially contaminated water back through the piping to keep the public water supply safe for consumption.
Backflow Testing In Oahu
The testing process involves using a set of valves on the backflow testing device, known as gate and relief valves. Essentially, our plumbers close certain valves and check for changes in the gauges, signs of water leaks and other indications of damage. There are specific criteria that need to be met during the testing process, such as:
- Operational check valves
- Functioning air ports
- Efficient relief valves
With all of the technical details involved, it’s clear why Oahu homeowners should have their backflow test performed by professionals. If it’s time for your backflow test, turn to the professionals at All Aloha Plumbing. Reach out to us today!
Reliable Backflow Repair
There are clear signs your backflow preventer needs an inspection or repair including low water pressure and leaks. If your backflow preventer is leaking, reach out to the All Aloha team right away to schedule your repair. Other signs involve the quality of your water. If your water tastes or smells strange, or there is discoloration or particles in your water, your backflow preventer may be damaged.
Our team can repair your backflow preventer to bring it back into good working order. We believe in working efficiently to help our customers throughout Oahu. See the difference our dependable services can make for your home – reach out to us today!
Backflow Replacement For Your Oahu Home
A backflow preventer doesn’t have an endless lifespan. In fact, the assembly’s performance can deteriorate over time, rendering your backflow preventer useless. If your backflow preventer fails, you could be at risk of cross-contaminating the local water supply.
A backflow preventer is designed to last for years, provided it receives frequent inspections and maintenance. But along with age, the water quality, excessive pressure and temperature can combine to impact the performance of a backflow preventer. If you find yourself investing in frequent repairs, it may be time to consider a replacement. Reach out to our team for more information or to schedule your replacement today.
Trust The Pros At All Aloha
A backflow preventer isn’t the most glamorous aspect of homeownership, but it plays a vital role in keeping your family and neighborhood safe. For dependable backflow preventer services, including repairs and replacements, reach out to the All Aloha Plumbing team. We’re here for Oahu residents and we believe in treating our customers like family. Contact us today!