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The Importance of Having a Backflow Preventer

Robinson & Son Plumbing & Mechanical Can Keep Your Water Safe

In this month’s blog, Robinson & Son Plumbing & Mechanical focuses on the importance of having a backflow preventer. Backflow preventers keep your water supply safe from possible contaminants from groundwater and bacteria. Robinson & Son Plumbing & Mechanical offers backflow installation and repair in Scott Depot, WV, and the surrounding areas. Backflow preventer services are among our most important services. Our four decades of experience in the plumbing industry allow us to be very knowledgeable about backflow preventers.



Backflow Can Harm Your Customers and the Environment

Since you are reading this blog, you probably wonder what backflow is and why you need to prevent it. Robinson & Son Plumbing & Mechanical most often deals with backflow with commercial clients. Backflow happens when tainted water, gas, or other contaminants flow in reverse. Flowing in reverse can lead tainted contaminants to enter the water supply of your business. Backflow can occur when there is low pressure in the water tank or plumbing system.


Pollutants can lead to ill health or environmental issues. As a business owner, the health of your customers, your employees, and the environment should be important to you.



Installing a Backflow Preventer Can Stop Contaminants

What are the signs of backflow? Two of the main signs are cloudy, bad smelling water and dirt flowing from the spigot. Also, if you have low water pressure, you may have a backflow issue. If you see backflow happening, Robinson & Son Plumbing & Mechanical urges you to call us right away. We can install a backflow preventer in Hurricane, WV; Charleston, WV; and beyond to decrease the chance of water contamination.



Our Routine Maintenance Inspections Are Ideal for Businesses

The ideal solution to catch backflow is routine maintenance inspections and testing. Robinson & Son Plumbing & Mechanical can successfully test and inspect your water supply. Our technicians can check your existing backflow preventer to ensure that the water is clean.



Providing Efficient Repairs to Your Backflow Preventer

Should there be a problem with the water or the backflow preventer, we can provide efficient repairs. Robinson & Son Plumbing & Mechanical has the proper parts and equipment to install or repair a backflow preventer. We provide 24-hour emergency service for backflow issues.



When you need a backflow preventer, be sure to call Robinson & Son Plumbing & Mechanical at (304) 757-8063. You can also follow us on Facebook. Our staff will be happy to explain the importance of having a backflow preventer.