Alto and Grand Rapids homeowners must take precautions to prevent backflow from entering the home. At Sheely Plumbing Inc., our experts are ready to help with backflow testing and prevention. Call us today to find out more.
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Why Is Backflow a Problem?
To understand why backflow is a problem, it helps to define the term. Backflow is when an unwanted flow of water comes back into your home through the plumbing. Backflow is a problem because when water from the sewer system flows back into the house, it causes contamination with human waste and toxic chemicals.
Backflow is often the result of breaks in the main water line or when a fire hydrant is used. In these situations, the pressure is lost, and because water is no longer flowing into your home, it flows back into the city’s water lines where it becomes contaminated.
Besides the health risks with backflow, one must be aware of the damage it can do to your plumbing via corrosion, leaks, and bursts. Backflow can happen at any time, so it’s wise to take steps to prevent this harmful water from entering your home. Call us today to find out more.
What Can Backflow Testing Tell You?
The benefit of backflow testing is that it tells you where there are potential problems in your plumbing system, such as where high pressure and other issues can cause an issue. Testing also checks that the automatic shut-off valves and other safety features are in proper working order. Testing is critical to ensure that your home and family are protected should an incident occur. To make sure your family and Alto or Grand Rapids home are fully guarded against backflow, call Sheely Plumbing Inc. today for an appointment.
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How Backflow Preventer Installation Protects You
Backflow preventers are devices installed on your home’s water pipes that allow water to flow in one direction but stops it from flowing in reverse. Think of a backflow preventer working like a one-way gate that allows water from the public water supply to enter your home, but stops water when it tries to flow in the reverse direction.