Top Signs Your Backflow Preventer Needs Maintenance

Backflow preventers are a critical device that’s needed to protect your water supply from contamination by preventing the reverse flow of water. These devices require regular maintenance to ensure they are functioning properly and continue to protect your water supply. At Maverick Fire and Safety, we understand the importance of maintaining backflow preventers and offer comprehensive service to keep them in optimal condition. You can call us to schedule a consultation  (832)653-2598.

Here are some top signs that your backflow preventer needs attention or maintenance.

Annual Testing is Overdue

Backflow preventers should be tested annually and every 5 years to ensure they are functioning correctly and in compliance with local regulations. If an annual test is overdue, it’s essential to schedule an inspection as soon as possible. Regular testing helps identify potential issues that may arise in the future. Call us today to schedule a consultation (832)653-2598.

Visible Leaks or Drips

One of the most apparent signs that your backflow preventer needs maintenance is visible leaks or drips. If water is pooling around your device or see drips from the preventer itself, your device needs attention or maintenance. These leaks can be caused by worn-out seals, damaged valves, or loose connections. Ignoring leaks can lead to more significant problems and potential contamination of the water supply.

You can call Maverick Fire and Safety at (832)653-2598 to schedule a consultation if you notice any leaks or drips.

Low Water Pressure

A sudden drop in water pressure can be a tell-tale sign of a backflow preventer issue. When these devices do not function properly, it can restrict the flow of water, leading to lower pressure throughout your business’s plumbing system. If a decrease in water pressure is noticeable, it’s essential to have your backflow preventer inspected by one of our experts at Maverick Fire and Safety to diagnose and resolve the problem.

If you notice a drop in water pressure, give Maverick Fire and Safety a call at (832)653-2598 to schedule a consultation.

Strange Noises

If you notice unusual noises coming from your plumbing system, such as banging, rattling, or humming, it can indicate that your backflow preventer needs a diagnosis and maintenance. These noises may result from loose, damaged, or failing components. Our professionals at Maverick Fire and Safety can identify the source of the noise and determine if a repair or replacement is required. Call us today at (832)653-2598 to schedule a consultation.

Frequent Repairs

If your business is finding itself needing to frequently repair your backflow preventer, it may indicate a more thorough maintenance check or even full replacement. These repairs can indicate that the device may be nearing the end of its lifespan or multiple underlying issues need to be addressed. Regular maintenance can extend the life of your back flow preventer, call us today at (832)653-2598  to schedule a consultation. 

Water Meter Fluctuations

If your water meter readings are fluctuating without a corresponding increase in water usage, this can indicate a problem within your backflow preventer. An improper functioning preventer can cause irregular flow, leading to your water meter having inconsistent readings. Monitoring your water meter can help you detect issues early.

Regular maintenance of your backflow preventer is crucial to ensure it operates efficiently and effectively to protect your water supply. By being aware of some of the signs listed above, you can address issues promptly and avoid more costly services. A Maverick Fire and Safety, we offer comprehensive backflow preventer inspections, maintenance, and repairs to keep your system in optimal condition. Call us today at (832)653-2598  to schedule a consultation.

Feel free to send us a short video of your backflow issue, this will help with pre-diagnosis.