Stockton, CA Backflow Prevention by Lovotti Air

The water that comes into your home from your provider is usually under enough pressure that it can flow out of your fixtures and appliances. However, there are certain situations when the water pressure may not be sufficient to push the water into your home. In those cases, the water may reverse its flow and contaminate your home’s potable water or your utility’s water. A backflow prevention device is designed to do one thing: prevent contaminated water from flowing back into your home or into your water company’s supply. Lovotti Air offers total backflow prevention service in Stockton, CA. Whether you need repairs for your existing backflow prevention system or you need to have one installed, just give us a call and we’ll be happy to help. Our skilled Stockton backflow prevention specialists have years of training and experience. They’ve worked on countless backflow systems and can help make sure that yours is installed or repaired with the highest possible quality.

Call Lovotti Air today for professional backflow prevention service throughout the Stockton, CA area, including backflow testing.

Who Needs A Backflow Preventer in Stockton, CA?

Backflow issues tend to happen during periods of high water demand like when there’s a fire. The sudden drop in water pressure can create suction on the supply side of your water supply and allow contaminated water to flow from your home back into the street. But it can also happen in your home when contaminated water from your sprinkler system gets pulled into your water supply. Also, homes with water sources located higher than them can also have issues with backflow because gravity can pull contaminated water down into your supply.

Backflow Prevention in Stockton, CA: How Does it Work?

There are a few different methods of backflow prevention that homeowners can choose from.

  • Air gaps – This is probably the simplest backflow preventer. It is often used in dishwashers that drain into the kitchen sink. You probably have a small, rounded dome on your kitchen sink that has slits in it—this is where the air gap is. When the dishwasher drains, it pushes dirty water through a pipe and up to that dome. Inside the dome, the pipe is cut so that the dirty water falls out and then immediately caught by a drain. If the flow of water were reversed it would overflow out of that dome but not get sucked back into the dishwasher because of the air gap.

  • Valve assembly – Another type of backflow prevention device is a check valve assembly. This component is often installed at your water main and contains a series of valves that allow water to only flow one direction through it. If there is backflow, the check valve will block it to keep your water supply pure.

Call Lovotti Air for Backflow Prevention and Backflow Testing in Stockton, CA

If you’re not sure if you need a backflow preventer, Lovotti Air also offers backflow testing in Stockton, CA as well. Our expert plumbers can inspect your entire home and test the plumbing system to see if you’re having any issues with contamination. We can also repair your backflow preventer if it is leaking or if it isn’t operating properly. Call us today to talk with one of our friendly Stockton backflow prevention experts.
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