Residential and Commercial Backflow Prevention in Charlotte, NC
Looking for a reliable backflow prevention professional in the Charlotte, NC, area? Look no further than your local team from M.D. Plumbing & Mechanical. We’re here to handle all of your backflow prevention needs—from device installation to repair to testing.
Give us a call today to work with our certified Charlotte, NC, backflow prevention professionals and let us help you find the best solution for your home or business.
What is Backflow? What Causes It?
Backflow is caused by a cross connection between the city’s water line and a private plumbing system. Without a working backflow prevention system in place, wastewater from the private plumbing line can move in reverse and contaminate the city’s potable water supply.
Backsiphonage and backpressure are the two causes of backflow. Backsiphonage typically develops due to a break in the main water line (or if a fire hydrant is illegally opened). Backpressure is often caused by an imbalance of water pressure between the city’s main line and a private water line.
The installation and regular testing and maintenance of backflow prevention systems is crucial to ensuring the safety of our community’s clean water supply. Our Charlotte, NC, plumbing professionals are licensed and certified to provide you with backflow device installations, repairs, and testing. Call today to schedule an appointment.
What Kinds of Properties in Charlotte, NC, Require Backflow Prevention?
Backflow prevention is a requirement in all commercial facilities and multi-family residential buildings in Charlotte, NC. These buildings will have fire suppression systems (and commercial boilers, in some cases) that can potentially lead to backflow.
Residential properties will need to install backflow prevention systems if the home has a yard hydrant, private well, or irrigation system.
Contact us today to schedule backflow testing, repair, or installation services in Charlotte, NC.