Milwaukee plumber

Backflow Devices

If you suspect that your drinking water is contaminated or that you have one or more broken backflow devices, contact Flow-Rite Plumbing of Milwaukee, WI today. Our experienced, professional plumbers offer fast, professional backflow device repair and installation services for both commercial and residential properties.

Pro Plumber 101: What Do Back Flow Devices Do?

Backflow devices, also called “backflow prevention assemblies,” protect potable drinking water from contamination due to backflow. In commercial and residential plumbing and water supply systems, water is typically maintained at a fairly high pressure. This allows water to flow freely when a faucet or tap is turned. If pressure suddenly drops or fails — which can happen if a water main bursts, a pipe freezes, or even if there is sudden, high demand for water from the system — contaminated water (“backflow”) from the ground, storage or some other dirty water source can be drawn back into the system, contaminating the potable water that is there.

Backflow devices and backflow preventers are plumbing devices that are installed in the plumbing system to prevent that backflow problem. Typically, plumbers install backflow devices on residential properties, commercial properties and residential apartment buildings to protect public drinking water. Over time, backflow check valves may break or show reduced performance, allowing drinking water to become contaminated.

Request a Free Quote for Backflow Device Repair & Installation Services

For a free quote to inspect or repair your backflow devices, contact Flow-Rite Plumbing today at 414-529-7888. Our team of experienced, local plumbers offers prompt, affordable backflow device repair and installation services throughout the Milwaukee area.