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Backflow Prevention & Testing Services in Tulsa, OK

One of the most important plumbing tasks you will need to keep up with as a homeowner or commercial facility manager is backflow prevention and testing. Annual testing is mandatory to remain compliant with municipal requirements.

If you've been looking for a certified backflow tester in Tulsa, Oklahoma, you're in the right place. Wooten Plumbing handles all aspects of backflow prevention and testing to ensure that your property continues to adhere to local rules and regulations.

Give us a call at 918-241-3900 today to learn more about our backflow prevention services, including testing and repairs.

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Backflow Prevention FAQs

Can a backflow preventer affect water pressure?

Yes, a backflow preventer can affect water pressure. Some types of backflow preventers, particularly those with complex mechanisms like Reduced Pressure Zone (RPZ) assemblies, can cause a slight drop in water pressure. This is due to the check valves and air gaps designed to prevent contaminated water from flowing backwards, which can restrict the flow of water to some degree. However, the impact on water pressure is generally minimal and a necessary trade-off for ensuring the safety of the potable water supply.

What happens if my backflow preventer fails?

If your backflow preventer fails, it can no longer guarantee the prevention of contaminated water flowing back into the clean water supply, posing a risk to water safety and health. Immediate action is required: the device should be tested by a certified professional to diagnose the issue. Depending on the problem, it may need repair or replacement. Failure to address the issue promptly can lead to contamination of the potable water system and may result in violations of local health and safety regulations.

What Is Backflow? Why Is Backflow Prevention Important?

Backflow develops when there is a cross-connection between the municipal water line and a private plumbing line. Without a working backflow prevention device installed, wastewater can start to flow in reverse from private lines and enter the city's water line - which leads to contamination.

Both backpressure and back-siphonage can result in backflow. Backpressure is what happens when the water pressure in a private plumbing system starts to exceed the pressure in the city's line. Back-siphonage often occurs when there is a break in the main municipal water line or if a fire hydrant is illegally opened.

This is why a working backflow prevention system is crucial to the health and safety of our community's clean water supply. Reach out today to discuss your backflow prevention needs and let our plumbers help with device installation, repair or testing.

What Types of Properties Require Backflow Prevention?

Backflow prevention devices are required in all multi-family homes and commercial facilities. Single-family homes are also required to have devices installed if they feature an irrigation system (like lawn sprinklers), a private well system or swimming pool.

Make an Appointment With Our Backflow Prevention Experts Today

Wooten Plumbing offers full-service solutions that include annual backflow device testing as well as repairs and replacements as needed. Our highly trained and experienced plumbing professionals make every effort to provide customers with safe and efficient solutions that are designed to leave you with long-term peace of mind.

Make sure your property continues to stay compliant - get your backflow prevention system or device tested by certified professionals your neighbors trust. Send us a message online or call 918-241-3900 today!

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