We look at several factors before recommending backflow replacement.
In the majority of situations, a backflow preventer issue can be resolved with a repair to replace the worn parts involved in the failure. However, there may come a time when the best course of action is to proceed with backflow replacement at your Raleigh, North Carolina home or business. At Carolina Plumbing & Repair, we have more than four decades of experience in the plumbing industry. You can count on us for an accurate assessment and an honest recommendation about how to proceed.
Here are some of the factors we look at that can determine whether backflow replacement is the best option:
- The age of the backflow preventer– The older the equipment, the more likely we’ll recommend backflow replacement.
- The availability of repair parts– If the parts need to be ordered and are hard to locate, it might make more sense to replace the backflow preventer with one that has locally available parts.
- The material used for the assembly body construction– Ideally, we recommend backflow replacement if there are parts that contain lead.
- The cost of the repair- The higher the repair cost, the more likely it would be best to put those funds toward backflow replacement instead.
- The difficulty of the repair- It isn’t just the repair parts themselves, but also how difficult it is to repair your backflow system. Older assemblies can be labor-intensive to repair, resulting in a higher repair bill every time.
Another thing we look at is the original installation. If it involves working in an extremely confined space, we might recommend backflow replacement involving changing to an approved enclosure that makes repairs easier and more cost-effective in the long run. Reach out today if you would like to know more about our backflow services, including installation, repairs, maintenance, testing, and replacement.