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Backflow Prevention in Nashville, TN
When we talk about backflow preventers, we’re not talking about little valves in plumbing fixtures that provide some protection. We are talking about the big, standalone backflow preventers that commercial properties use.
Backflow prevention in Nashville and Middle Tennessee is another service that warrants a call to the Maynard Man. We’ve served our clients and our community for 80 years. Scheduling backflow prevention services with Maynard protects your business and community.
How Does Backflow Prevention Work?
Backflow prevention in Nashville and Middle Tennessee protects potable water supplies. In commercial applications, backflow originating from your property could have serious consequences for water supplies throughout the entire community.
Backflow preventers protect water supplies by preventing the backflow of wastewater into the municipal plumbing system. Once that water is contaminated, contaminants can spread rapidly to homes and other businesses throughout the area.
But What Causes Backflow?
Many causes of backflow are out of your control. Backflow prevention requirements are not in place as a punishment. They are there to protect you just as much as they are to benefit the community.
- Improper sizing of pipes, further cementing the need for professional pipe installation.
- Aspirator effects caused by a high velocity of water flow.
- Damage to pipes at lower elevations.
- Sudden drops in pressure caused by water line ruptures or even hydrant usage.
- Supply line valve closures.
The best way to ensure that you have the right fail safes in place should backflow be an issue is to schedule your backflow preventer services with our team. Call the Maynard Man to keep everything flowing in the right direction.
Don’t Forget About Backflow Testing
Backflow testing is a process that only qualified backflow testers can complete. There are certain regulations and criteria that must be met and satisfied in order for your backflow preventer to pass this testing. If your device doesn’t pass the test, schedule service with us.
When problems arise, we always focus on repairs to get your backflow preventer working properly. We install new backflow preventers, but replacement is always a last resort. Work with the Maynard Man to pass your backflow testing with flying colors!