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Safeguard Your Water Supply With Backflow Prevention In Carson City


With backflow preventer repair, replacement, and maintenance, Bighorn Plumbing keeps Carson City properties safe and healthy. Backflow isn't an issue that most property owners think about, but it's a serious issue that can lead to contaminated drinking water if not prevented.

Backflow occurs when the flow of water in a plumbing system reverses direction, potentially allowing non-potable water or other contaminants to enter the clean water supply. This reversal can happen due to changes in water pressure, such as a drop in pressure in the municipal water supply or an increase in pressure in a property owner's plumbing system.

Not all homes have or even need backflow prevention devices, but some do, especially if they have potential sources of cross-contamination like sprinkler systems or pools. Additionally, many businesses are required to have backflow preventers for safety reasons. If your property has a backflow issue, or you're thinking about installing a backflow prevention device, we can help.

Bighorn Plumbing always strives to offer the very best in residential and commercial plumbing services for Carson City. If you have a backflow problem you'd like us to address, call us today at 775-977-4911.

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Backflow Testing & Prevention

Backflow testing and prevention are vital aspects of maintaining the integrity and safety of a plumbing system. Backflow prevention devices are installed in plumbing systems, such as check valves and reduced pressure zone (RPZ) valves, creating a barrier that stops backflow. Regular testing of these devices is crucial to ensure that they are functioning correctly and providing reliable protection.

We conduct backflow testing to verify that our customers' backflow devices meet regulatory standards and effectively prevent backflow. Testing typically involves checking for proper operation, pressure, and sealing to ensure that the devices are functioning as intended. By staying proactive with backflow testing and prevention, property owners can safeguard their water supply and protect against potential health hazards associated with contaminated water.

Sewer Services

Like backflow, damage or leaks in your sewer system can potentially contaminate your whole property, as well as leach sewage into the groundwater supply. Any potential issue with your sewer lines should be checked out by a professional ASAP!

Signs that you may need your sewer lines inspected include slow drains throughout your home, gurgling or bubbling noises coming from drains or toilets, foul odors emanating from drains or the yard, and sewage backups in sinks, showers, or toilets. Additionally, if you notice patches of lush or soggy grass in your yard, indentation or sinking areas near the sewer line, or an increase in insect or rodent activity, it could indicate a potential sewer line issue that requires inspection and repair.

If you notice any of these signs, call Bighorn Plumbing right away. We offer comprehensive sewer line services to quickly locate and repair sewer line issues before they grow out of control! You can count on a timely response and an efficient solution when you choose our team.


Frequently Asked Backflow Questions

Yes, there are several types of backflow prevention devices, each designed to prevent the reverse flow of water in different ways. Common types include check valves, which allow water to flow in one direction only, and reduced pressure zone (RPZ) valves, which provide additional protection by creating a barrier between the potable water supply and potential contaminants. Other types include double-check valves, pressure vacuum breakers, and air gaps, each offering specific features and benefits depending on the application and level of protection required.

Yes, residential pools often have backflow prevention devices installed to protect the potable water supply from potential contamination. Common types of backflow prevention devices for residential pools include atmospheric vacuum breakers or check valves installed on the fill line to prevent pool water from flowing back into the home's water supply.

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🔧🌊 Annual Backflow Preventer Test Completed in Gardnerville, NV! 🌊🔧 We recently performed the annual test on a 1 1/4 inch RP domestic water backflow preventer assembly, and we're pleased to report that the assembly passed with flying colors! Annual Test of Backflow Preventer Assembly is essential to […]

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