Backflow Prevention: A Matter of Life & Health.
Backflow is a serious plumbing condition. One that can affect any home or business owner unless proper precautionary measures are taken.
In case you’re not familiar with the term, let’s start by defining backflow wan why it poses a potential health hazard.
What is Backflow?
Backflow occurs when water reverses its flow inside your pipes. Your plumbing system is designed for water to move in only one direction but, if there’s a sudden change in water pressure, water can reverse its course.
If backflow occurs, it can pose a significant health and safety risk. That’s because the water coming back into your home is likely to be filled with unhealthy contaminants like raw sewage, pesticides from your lawn sprinkler system, soapy water from washing your car, just to name a few.
How to Protect Your Family from Backflow
Backflow prevention devices are installed at cross-connections in your plumbing system to ensure that water pressure changes don’t lead to contamination. There are several types of backflow preventer assemblies – rest assured that we’ll recommend the one best suited to your residential or commercial needs.
Annual Backflow Inspection
Backflow preventers have springs, rubber seals and other moving parts that wear out over time. That’s why they need the same regular maintenance your car, HVAC systems, and other mechanical equipment receives.
Swan’s Complete Plumbing Can Help
In addition to backflow valve installation, we inspect and repair all valve makes and models for your added protection. Has it been a year or more since your last inspection? If so, contact us today so we can give your family or business the added protection it deserves.