What is Backflow?
As we have already explained, backflow is just what it sounds like. It occurs when your non–pressurized wastewater flows back into your supply system. It’s not hard to see why this is a potentially bad situation, as it means that your water supply will be contaminated. While backflow prevention is common in municipal systems, it’s also used in residential applications.
While it’s true that all homes would benefit from a backflow preventer, they are not as urgent for some homeowners. They are particularly geared towards homes whose layout puts your plumbing at risk of cross contamination. For example, if your sewer line and septic tank are higher in elevation than your home, then a backflow preventer may be absolutely necessary to ensure that you avoid cross–contamination.
Your Backflow Prevention Options
A backflow preventer is a relatively simple device that ensures one–way flow. The air gap between your faucet and drain is one such example. But a backflow prevention device is usually a type of valve that ensures that water cannot return through the supply line fixture. They come in various makes and models, and we can find one suitable for your needs. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team today
Our Backflow Prevention Services in Riverside, CA
Not only do we install backflow preventers from scratch, but we can also make sure that your existing backflow prevention device works just as it should for years to come. Whether you find that it’s not working as it should, or your system has been compromised, we can provide you with a solution. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our plumbers today. We use only high quality equipment and we have the technical expertise and experience to ensure that your plumbing system works well. Call us to learn more about backflow prevention.