You may not realize it, but there could be some issues with backflow at your Raleigh home or commercial building. What is backflow? Backflow is the unintended flow of untreated, polluted, or contaminated water in a reverse direction. This backflow could then infiltrate the potable water distribution system, causing the need for cleaning and correction that could quickly rise in cost. When setting up a plumbing system in a building, be it residential or commercial, they work hard to ensure that there is no cross-contamination between the potable water and wastewater pipings. However, it is the unintended occurrence that can really cause issues, and the team at Bolton Construction and Service can work with you to identify potential cross-contamination possibilities and correct them.
Typically the water that you have in your Raleigh home is coming into your home from the city water supply. There is the pressure that keeps the water moving in just one direction, and that’s into the home. But this pressure can go away if there is a break in the water main, or if fire hydrants are opened when battling a house fire. In some cases, the water can actually move in the opposite direction, out of your house, in these scenarios. This could cause all sorts of issues when the pressure returns and the water once again is flowing into your house.
This is why your home usually has a backflow preventer device, and this is often where the water meter is located. It is important to have your plumbing fully checked out to see if you may need any other backflow devices as part of your system. This is especially true if you add something new to your water supply system, such as an irrigation system.
Most commercial buildings also are required to have a backflow prevention device installed, and often there are several locations where devices would be installed. If you find that the drinking water has an odor, looks cloudy, or otherwise doesn’t smell or look like it should in your Raleigh buildings, give a call to Bolton Construction and Service to have them inspect your water supply and repair the issues that you have with a faulty backflow device or even a missing backflow device.
The search is over if you have been trying to find a reliable residential plumber or commercial plumber in Raleigh, NC, and the surrounding areas. When you need plumbing repairs, time is of the essence in many cases. For all these years, we have been called upon to help our neighbors when essential systems are down, so we understand the urgency. Our business model is set up to be able to provide swift responses to service calls.
Plus, we are well aware of the fact that plumbing emergencies can strike at any hour of the day or night. In some cases, damage can be increasing minute by minute as the problem goes unchecked. We feel a responsibility to members of the community that are in these situations, so our emergency plumbers are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
In December 1770, Joel Lane successfully petitioned the North Carolina General Assembly to create a new county. On January 5, 1771, the bill creating Wake County was passed in the General Assembly. The county was formed from portions of Cumberland, Orange, and Johnston counties, and was named for Margaret Wake Tryon, the wife of Governor William Tryon. The first county seat was Bloomsbury. Raleigh today is a bustling community, rich in history, and home to many residents and businesses alike. If you need plumbing services or backflow repair in Raleigh, Cary, Durham, or any of the surrounding communities, call us today!