Do you suspect that you might have an issue with backflow? There’s no need to worry- Blitch Plumbing is here to help. Our team of plumbing professionals is 100% backflow certified with multiple licensed testers, and always ready to put that expertise to use for you.


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What is Backflow?

Backflow occurs when the natural flow of water in your pipes is reversed, bringing in the potential for a contaminated (and possibly outright toxic) water supply as wastewater mixes with your current supply. Needless to say, this can be a major problem. A backflow issue can spread through numerous parts of your plumbing system, and it can even cause widespread illness for those in your home. It’s a serious situation, but one that can be prevented with the right knowledge, components, and skilled technicians. Luckily, our team of experts at Blitch Plumbing has been providing the best plumbing services to Charleston for over 80 years, keeping you and your family safe with the best backflow services in the area.

Backflow Services

The Blitch Plumbing Team has the skills and the knowledge to help you with the installation and repair of backflow systems, as well as testing. We offer top-quality services in the following areas:

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Backflow device repair and replacement


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How To Tell If You Have A Backflow Issue

If you suspect that you might have a backflow problem, it’s best to act immediately and call a plumbing professional. There are several signs to watch for that could indicate that you have an issue with backflow. Among them are:

Water tastes and smells foul
Discolored Water
Slow Drainage
Low water pressure

Water that tastes and smells foul

Your water should never have an offensive smell or taste. If it does, it could be an indication of backflow.

Discolored water

The water that comes from your faucets and showerheads should always be clear. If you notice that your water comes out looking beige, yellow, or brown- or worse yet, appears to have particles of rust or other solid minerals in it- you might be experiencing some backflow issues.

Slow Drainage

Assuming you live or work somewhere that had functioning drains on your first day there, you should be familiar with the speed at which the drains operate. If you notice your drains draining substantially more slowly than they’re supposed to, it may be because you’re experiencing a clog- and that can lead to more severe issues if it isn’t dealt with quickly.

Low water pressure

Among other issues it could signal, reduced water pressure could be a way of telling you that your backflow prevention device isn’t operating correctly. When water flows backwards through your plumbing system, it stifles the flow of fresh water through your fixtures, which could not only lead to lessened water pressure but potentially disastrous health consequences as well.

If you suspect that your home or place of business is suffering from a backflow issue, it’s best to not wait around- have it dealt with immediately. Call our team of professionals at Blitch Plumbing today!

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Our plumber’s Commitment to You

Our customers are the core of our business. At Blitch Plumbing, we are fully committed to providing top-tier customer service and making every effort to satisfy you, no matter what. That includes leaving every work area better than we found it, communicating with our customers from start to finish, and standing behind our work 100%.

Simply put, if something isn’t right, we will do what needs to be done in order to make it right because we take pride in our work and stand behind every job. Your satisfaction is so important to us that we invite you to call one of our owners at any time. That’s how committed we are to serving you.

We offer emergency service, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year because we’re always there to help you, no matter the time, with no additional charge for Saturday service until 5 pm- and when you call us, your call will always be answered by a real person, not an automated answering message. Why? Because we are that driven to serve you and help you get back to doing the things that matter.


The Name You Know, The Plumbing Company You Trust

If you suspect that your home or place of business is suffering from a backflow issue, it’s best to not wait around- have it dealt with immediately. Blitch Plumbing has proudly served our Charleston community for three generations and over 80 years- give us a call today and see why the Lowcountry has trusted us to solve their plumbing issues since 1942!


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