In pressurized water systems commonly used today, one danger to watch out for is backflow, a phenomenon whereby contaminated water flows the wrong direction back into the potable water supply. If this should happen, call Affordable Service’s 24/7 emergency service.

In order to prevent this from happening, there are a number of different methods used. The simplest method and by far the most common one is to install an air gap, a vertical space between the inflow of fresh water and the outflow of dirty water. There are many different ways of achieving this, a prime example being the distance between the head of a sink faucet and the highest level of the sink.

But, sometimes the source of potable water and drain are too close together and there’s simply no room for an air gap. Whenever this is the case, we here at Affordable Service will always turn to the backflow preventer as the best choice for preventing backflow. A backflow preventer is a device that connects right into your plumbing system and keeps contaminated water from entering back into the pipes. There are many different models, each one suited for different environments and flow volumes.

DIYers beware: these are complicated devices that require periodic inspection by professionals. Give Affordable Service in Albuquerque, NM a call, and take advantage of our skilled technicians and 24/7 emergency service. We offer online service requests and quick turnaround, providing truly impressive level of attention to detail.