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Backflow Prevention: What You Need to Know

Backflow is when un-potable water seeps back into your home. This is a very serious health risk to anyone who tries to drink this water. Backflow occurs when the pressure in the lines change. This change can be due to a water main bursting, pipes freezing or other changes in pipe pressure. The most important thing you can do to stop backflow issues is backflow prevention.

  • Backflow prevention – To prevent unwanted backflow, a backflow prevention device needs to be installed. There are two main backflow prevention devices: a reduced pressure principle device and double check valves. It is imperative to have your plumbing system inspected by a professional plumbing company to help you determine which backflow prevention device is best for you.
  • Regular inspections – Once you have a backflow prevention device installed, it is important to have the device inspected regularly to ensure that it is working properly. Many of these devices need to be inspected annually by a professional plumber who is knowledgeable and experienced in backflow prevention.

Here at Top Notch Plumbing Services Inc., we are qualified and knowledgeable about backflow prevention. We can inspect your plumbing, recommend the best backflow prevention device for your system, and complete all follow-up inspections. If you have any questions, would like a free quote, or would like to schedule a backflow prevention device installation, give us a call today.