Backflow Prevention

March 18, 2016

Backflow prevention is designed to maintain clean water in cities’ public water systems. Call Affordable Service to install, test or repair your backflow prevention system. We’ve been serving the plumbing needs of commercial and residential customers for more than 30 years.

Backflow Prevention Assemblies are required at businesses, but some residential homes might also have them. Affordable Service is a certified for backflow prevention assembly testing and repairs in Rio Rancho, Albuquerque, Corrales and Bernalillo. We are familiar with the types of assemblies including air gap, pressure vacuum breaker, reduced pressure principle backflow prevention assembly, spill-resistant pressure vacuum breaker, and double check valve assembly.

Water is pressurized to flow from faucets, the shower or toilet; if there is a fall in water pressure from a water main that bursts, if pipes freeze or an unexpected demand, contaminated or polluted water could be drawn up into the system.

The backflow prevention assembly allows water to flow into the residence or business, but it does not allow contaminants to come back out, which could harm the public water. Affordable Service installs cross-connection control containment at the service connection, to isolate the customer’s water system from the public supply.

We’ll make sure your backflow preventer meets city codes for Albuquerque or Rio Rancho, or the surrounding cities and counties. Call Affordable Service to install, test or repair your backflow prevention system.