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Backflow Prevention for Homes
The water in your home is designed so that water flows only in one direction. Backflow occurs when the water begins to flow the opposite direction, which causes contaminates to leak into the system. This is generally caused by a decrease in pressure towards the water distribution center or even within your home. This can be a dangerous issue and can contaminate the water you drink and bathe in.
To prevent backflow from happening, a backflow preventer and non-return valve can be installed to protect your home. A reduced pressure backflow preventer will control the pressure of the water so that it doesn’t slow or cause backups. A non-return valve ensures that water goes only in one direction. This is used often when water pressure is a problem.
Testing Backflow Preventers
Backflow preventers, like other plumbing components contain several working parts such as seals and spring that can wear and break. It is crucial to have your backflow preventer occasionally inspected to safeguard your home. We have special equipment that can test and ensure that your backflow preventer is working properly, and if it’s not, we have the skills and tools to fix it.
If you are unsure if you have a backflow prevention system or would like yours tested, contact the plumbing experts at Emergency Plumber Services today and we can help you.