The Benefits of Backflow Prevention in New York

As you might know, the public water system gets treated by a water treatment plant before it reaches your home. However, there are a variety of ways that this treated water can get recontaminated. One of these ways is backflow. The contaminants that get into the water via backflow can cause a variety of health problems in ingested. That’s why it so important to get your home backflow prevention in New York. By doing this, you’ll keep your water supply from being contaminated by backflow.


What exactly causes backflow?

Backflow contamination refers to when clean water gets contaminated by water that has been already used. This usually happens when there’s an abnormal water pressure differential. For example, if a fire hydrant gets opened up, this can drop water pressure. When this happens, water starts flowing backward into public lines. If you’re using pesticides on your lawn, water near your sprinklers can get sucked into the water line and contaminate the public drinking supply. This is where a backflow prevention system comes in handy.


How does backflow prevention in New York work?

The first step in getting a backflow preventer is to test for backflow. If you call us, we can tell if backflow is happening in your system. From there, our company can recommend a backflow preventer to keep your water supply safe. Backflow prevention systems work by only letting water flow one direction. They work best when put at cross-connections where contamination can occur if backflow happens.

Backflow preventers are very important in keeping your water supply safe. This includes both your personal water and the public’s water. In fact, some districts in Long Island require homes to have backflow preventers and properly maintain them. Despite this, many Long Island homeowners either don’t have one or don’t know what one is. With over 80 years of industry experience, we want to help everyone in Long Island and the surrounding areas have a safe water supply.


Why choose Rebmann as my primary source of home service assistance?

For three generations over 80 years, Rebmann has worked hard to provide New York residents by solving their plumbing, heating, and air conditioning issues. Our company offers 24/7 service so we’ll always be there to fix your backflow preventer no matter the time. In addition, we provide a one-year warranty on all of our products and services so you’ll be confident in our work. Call Rebmann today to learn more about how we can help you prevent backflow!

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Does Your Long Island Home Have a Properly Installed Backflow Device?

Does Your Long Island Home Have a Properly Installed Backflow Device?

We have been serving the plumbing needs of Long Island for over 75-years and continue to find that many home and business owners are often unsure about backflow devices; what they are and what they do.

Some Long Island districts deem backflow devices mandatory—this means they must be properly installed and maintained. At Rebmann, we can help you check the plumbing code and test your system to ensure that it is in proper working order.

What Are Backflow Devices?

Backflow devices, or backflow prevention devices, work to protect water from contamination.  They function to keep the potable (drinking) water in your commercial or residential space separate from county or district water.  The successful operation of this plumbing system is clearly essential for maintaining a healthy and safe living or working environment.

What is the Number One Sign of a Broken Backflow Device?

The number one sign of a faulty backflow device is low water pressure.  Water pressure should always be strong and steady.  It should never fluctuate or lessen.  Low or fluctuating water pressure could also be the sign of clogged drains or several other plumbing concerns, but either way, low water pressure is not normal and the sure sign of a problem that needs to be immediately addressed before it worsens.

Rebmann Recommends…

We recommend at least annual backflow prevention testing.  We’ll visit your home or business at any time that is convenient for you, but we suggest checking out our service contract agreement.  This way everything is scheduled in advance and you don’t have to worry about remembering to set appointments.  Our service contract agreement entitles you to:
–         Priority service
–         Lower utility bills
–         Backflow device longevity
–         Safer operation

Make sure your home and business plumbing systems meet district and county codes.  Contact our fully-licensed and informed professionals today to learn more about our backflow prevention solutions.  Call: 516.746.5678.