Out of sight out of mind — that’s just the way your home’s wastewater should be! After it leaves your home, Carrollton homeowners shouldn’t have to think twice about any contaminated water making a reappearance.
That’s all thanks to the backflow preventer that’s attached to your home’s plumbing. This device is used to make sure the water you send away stays away. Unfortunately, problems with this system can result in some less than ideal conditions that may threaten your health.
Make sure your backflow preventer is in perfect working order with testing and repair services from Jim’s Plumbing Now!
When water makes its way to and from your home, it uses a series of pipes to travel where it needs to be. However, what makes this system work is that the water only travels one way through your pipes.
This means that clean water flows into your home, and the used water flows out. As part of your plumbing system, you may need a backflow preventer, which is in charge of keeping the water moving as it’s supposed to.
When this device gets damaged, you may find that the water no longer flows in the direction it should. As a result, your clean water may become contaminated.
Make sure your backflow preventer is ready to do its job by scheduling a backflow test with Jim’s Plumbing Now! When you work with our team, we’ll provide thorough testing by taking the following steps:
After our team assesses your system, we’ll be able to identify any need for repairs and take care of the problem for you! It’s important to have this test done annually to ensure your system is ready to protect your water supply.
There are a variety of ways wastewater can enter your water supply, so don’t leave yourself without the necessary protection a backflow preventer provides. Schedule your service to protect your health.
Your home’s plumbing is intricate and complex. While in a perfect world, you shouldn’t have to deal with water backups, it’s easy for something to go wrong.
Here are a few instances where it’s important to have a properly working backup preventer:
Who doesn’t want a lush, green lawn? In order to achieve this feat, you may have a sprinkler system set up or use a hose to water plants.
These watering systems often use potable water, meaning it’s coming from a source that’s safe to drink. However, once the water goes through the hose or sprinkler, it becomes exposed to the elements and any contaminants nearby. Examples of possible contaminants include pesticides, bacteria or even lead from the hose.
Changes in pressure in the plumbing system can cause water to be sucked back through these systems. Without a backflow preventer to stop it, the now contaminated water can return to its source. From there, it can then be directed to your drinking water.
A sewer backflow preventer is a useful tool to make sure your waste doesn’t make an unwelcome return. When clogs or blockages in your sewer prevent water from draining, the water can back up and start pushing back towards your drains.
A backflow preventer can act as a barrier, blocking this water from entering your home again. Since the sewage would back up into your drains, there is a significantly lower risk of it impacting your clean water supply. However, it would still be a health hazard.
Additionally, if the water were to back up significantly, it runs the risk of overflowing your sink and pushing into low-hanging faucets. This in turn can contaminate your drinking water.
If you suspect issues with your backflow preventer, the best strategy is to call a professional right away! At Jim’s Plumbing Now, our team is dedicated to serving our community with integrity, which is why you can count on us to find a solution to your plumbing problem!
With over a decade of experience, you can trust us for efficient repairs that will leave your backflow preventer working like new! We know that our Carrollton community deserves the best, and that’s why we’re here to provide it.
When you work with Jim’s Plumbing Now, you can expect excellent service every time! We care about the safety of our Carrollton community, which is why we’ll never cut corners when it comes to your plumbing.
Whether your backflow preventer is in need of repairs or you’re just looking to schedule an inspection, we’re here for you. Give us a call to schedule your service!