Your home, your abode, and your oasis. Most of the time, your house is your calm amongst the chaos. It is where you can really settle down and relax. So, when your home becomes a place that is not relaxing, you should do whatever you can to get that fixed. Plumbing issues can be those stress-inducing moments. Be it a drain clog or pipe blockage, no one wants to deal with that kind of emergency. Through prevention of backflow, you eliminate those stress-inducing moments.
What Is Backflow?
To understand the need to prevent it, you really need to know what exactly backflow is. Your plumbing and the water going through it generally go one direction, which is out and down. The key premise is that your home is getting rid of the water that has been used. However, when pressure changes cause the water flow to reverse, you get backflow. Essentially, used and contaminated water flows back into your plumbing. This water is not usable and is definitely unsafe to consume.
With backflow prevention, two key things happen. First and foremost, you have a non-return valve installed. This valve allows water to exit and not enter back into your plumbing. This simple tool is installed by a plumbing team. Additionally, a reduced pressure backflow preventer is also installed. This keeps the water moving at a consistent pressure and avoids drastic changes. Without a change in pressure, your water is significantly less likely to move in a reverse direction.
It’s a scary thought for all of us – backflow in our homes and in our plumbing. With Mr. Plumber, your concern never becomes a reality. Instead, backflow is prevented and avoided completely. Contact us at (210) 492-2000 for backflow prevention on your plumbing!