Plumbing problems? Gene Wagner Plumbing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin can help! Our plumbing services include water heaters, pumps, shower fixtures, toilets, pressure regulators, water service lines, sewer service lines, gas lines, turn key polybutylene pipe replacement and most anything related to your plumbing needs. In addition, below are a few more plumbing services and why we have the best plumbers in Milwaukee.
Sewer Video Inspection
Leaking Pipe Repairs/Replacement
24/7 Emergency Plumbing
Bathroom & Kitchen Remodeling
Drain or Sewer Cleaning
Water Heater Installation
BACKFLOW PREVENTION SPECIALISTS
We are certified to install all types of Backflow Prevention Devices. Call Gene Wagner Plumbing, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at 414-541-9217 for more information on Backflow Prevention Installation.
WHAT IS A BACKFLOW PREVENTER?
Backflow Preventers are mechanical plumbing devices that are installed to prevent water from flowing backward in a system. A backflow is dangerous because it can contaminate drinking water, making it unusable and unsafe.
Sanitary sewer valves (check valves or backwater valves) are also referred to as “Backflow Preventers”.
These Backflow Preventers need to be tested periodically. Fouling, wear and fatigue can happen with the internal seals, springs and moving parts. Therefore, it is important that the Backflow Preventers are functioning correctly. Although, it is not sufficient to check visually. Mechanical Backflow Preventers need to be tested with properly calibrated gauge equipment.
WHAT IS A BACKFLOW CROSS-CONNECTION?
Backflow Cross-Connection is any connection between the public water supply and a source of contamination or pollution. Some common Cross-Connections are:
GARDEN HOSE (MOST COMMON)
Backflow, through Cross-Connections, can occur when using a garden hose to apply insecticide to your lawn. Additionally, backflow can happen when leaving a hose in a puddle after getting lawn insecticide treatments. Finally, flushing out radiator fluid from your vehicle, or simply submerging the hose end into a pool to fill.
The possibility of Backflow into your clean drinking water can occur when the pump from an untreated supply, such as a private well, is connected to the drinkable water supply. Water that serves your home and the public system could be compromised by the untreated water pumped into your drinkable water supply.
HOW TO PREVENT CROSS-CONNECTION ISSUES
CHECK YOUR GARDEN HOSE
Ensure that your garden hose doesn’t become immersed in or near an undrinkable substance. This solution doesn’t cost you money, but not everyone can always be this careful and it is not very reliable.
INSTALL A HOSE BIBB VACUUM BREAKER ON OUTSIDE FAUCETS
Hose bibb vacuum breakers are inexpensive devices. They allow water to flow in one direction. Before using a hose-end sprayer, you should first install a hose bibb vacuum breaker at the faucet. Although, this method is only good for helping with grade hose backflow issues, not sprinkler systems.
GENE WAGNER PLUMBING HAS THE BEST PLUMBERS IN MILWAUKEE
Our plumbers can do it all – please give us the opportunity to earn your business!
- 1. PERSONALIZED SERVICE – Our qualified plumbers will give you options to best suit your specific needs.
- 2. BACKGROUND CHECKED – Drug and criminal background checked employees
- 3. CONTINUE LEARNING – Employees take continuing education training.
- 4. GUARANTEED WORKMANSHIP – We really do care about the service you receive.
- 5. BONDED & INSURED – We carry liability insurance to protect you if a problem occurs and we are at fault.
- 6. LICENSED PLUMBERS – A professional and experienced plumber can find solutions to complex problems!