In our modern world, we have a lot of conveniences.
One of the more overlooked conveniences is what we do with our waste. Our plumbing systems are developed to help make things go away. Flush the toilet, and everything disappears. Put it down the drain, and it goes away. Out of sight out of mind; for the most part at least. There are instances where backflow can occur, and it can mess with your clean, drinkable water.
All of our water mains retain a certain level of pressure.
It is this balance of pressure that allows water to flow through and out of the pipes. Backflow occurs when something more powerful than that pressure is introduced and it can force its way back up your main line; when that balance is interrupted it causes some serious problems for us. It can be particularly catastrophic if that more powerful force includes harmful toxins, chemicals or human waste.
Backflow is not a clog in your system, so it cannot be fixed through any of the measures that you would usually take to fix a clog in your drain.
But there is a simple way to prevent backflow from occurring. You merely need a backflow prevention device to be installed. To do that, call a licensed and insured plumber and ask for installation. Different plumbing systems and circumstances may call for different types of backflow devices, so it is essential to talk to your plumber ahead of time to ensure that you are getting the system that works best for you and your home or business. We would love to help you with your backflow installation. We have years of experience in helping our customer’s plumbing run smoothly and ensure that the water they use is clean. Please feel free to call us and set up an appointment at your earliest convenience.