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When you need backflow preventer services, such as backflow testing, you need a backflow prevention certified plumber, and that’s what you’ll get when you contact SPS Mechanical Inc. for your service needs. We are not only properly certified for this type of service, but we are NATE and BPI-certified as well.
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Backflow can be a nasty problem for homes and businesses alike throughout Gloucester County, NJ. It can be very unsanitary and cause health problems for the occupants of your household. So whether you suspect backflow problems or know that you need backflow services, give our team a call.
For backflow testing from a backflow certified professional, contact SPS Mechanical Inc. today!
Backflow Prevention Device Maintenance in Gloucester County, NJ
Unlike your home’s water delivery system, which functions by water pressure, the drainage system relies entirely on gravity to make it work. In simple terms, that means the water must always be flowing downhill. The outflow pipe where the waste water leaves the house should be at the lowest point in the system. The connection to the municipal sewer system should be even lower. Otherwise, the waste water will stop flowing and start to back up.
But what happens if your home is lower than the attachment to the municipal sewer line? Gravity alone will not be able to keep the waste water moving. Sewer ejector pumps give the drainage system a boost by pumping the waste water into the sewer line. The backflow prevention device is usually a check valve within the sewer ejector pump system. You should have the pump system and backflow preventer maintained by a certified plumber on a regular basis to prevent breakdowns, which can allow waste water to flow back into your fresh water supply.
Gloucester County, NJ Sewer Ejector Pump Repairs
Obviously, any mechanical device that is continuously exposed to water and organic waste is going to require repairs from time to time. Sewer ejector pumps are not designed to run constantly. They turn on when the waste water build up in the line triggers a switch, and turn off when the water level drops back down. Over time, this causes wear and tear on the electrical components in the pump.
Water can corrode the mechanical components in the pump. Minerals, detergents, and other chemicals in the water can accelerate the corrosion. Solid objects flushed down the toilet, such as diapers, wipes, and paper towels, can jam up the pump, causing the waste water to back up in your home and forcing the pump to run constantly.
We can handle any backflow preventer or sewer ejector pump repair. If you need an emergency repair, call us immediately so that we can get your pump running again ASAP. This will help prevent damage to your home and health hazards.
Backflow Preventer Certification
SPS Mechanical Inc. also provides backflow preventer testing and certification. Even if your device seems to be operating correctly, you should consider having it inspected or tested to help avoid any sudden breakdowns or other problems.
But if the pump cannot be fixed, or if fixing it would likely cost more than simply replacing it, one of our backflow preventer installers will give you an honest explanation of the problem and suggest the best options available to keep your drainage system working safely and effectively. Don’t hesitate to call SPS Mechanical Inc. for any of your Woolwich Township, NJ backflow preventer service needs.