Do not let yourself be a victim to backflow problems because it can be the nastiest experience ever. Pro Plumbing has fully licensed plumbers to guide you and help you prevent backflow situations in your home. These hard workers are equipped to install, fix and test your home plumbing system and service any potential backflow signs before it turns into a wet smelly mess you will spend even more time and money on.
In case you are confused as to what backflow is, here is a small explanation. Put simply, backflow is quite literally when the water flows opposite to the normal direction or the direction it is intended to flow in.
Backflow in your plumbing can be a serious problem that occurs due to an alteration in the water pressure in the system, either decreased in the home or increased somewhere further down the system. The problem of backflow is serious because it can contaminate your drinking or bathing water.
The good news is that there is a solution to the problem!
How can you prevent it?
Because technology has advanced as much as it has, there are backflow devices available and home owners are urged to get these installed by a good plumber. A licensed backflow plumber can come over and inspect a home and provide valuable feedback and also suggest a suitable backflow prevention device that may be needed.
At Pro Plumbing we provide services ranging from backflow device installation, testing of backflow problems, backflow device maintenance, among other related issues.
A great plumber can install these prevention devices before the problem surfaces. The devices mainly use air to act as a cushion against the backflow. More advanced devices like the RBPP (reduced pressure principle backflow preventer) may also be recommended. It consists of two valves and a central chamber. The valves close when there is no pressure which prevents the water from backing up.
One of the simplest ways to prevent backflow is to use a barometric loop which is essentially pipe shapes like inverted “u” shapes that are placed in cross connecting pipes. This works best when there is no backpressure involved.
If the above is still not clear to you and you are seeking some sound advice on your back flow problem, do not hesitate to drop us a line!