How to Make Your Home Backflow Work for You


Are you a big water drinker, getting your eight glasses or more each day? That is great! All of us need to drink more water each day. Have you ever had to go through a “boilwater” advisory? You are very lucky if you haven’t. You will need to either run to the store to get as much water as possible, or boil the water that you use. This is quite a task.

We are used to everything being at our fingertips as a nation. Water is not an exception. The backflow preventer is the answer. What is a backflow prevention? It is the device that prevents water from flowing in the wrong direction. A backfloaw preventer is only necessary to protect those eight glasses of drinking water per day from contamination.

Why do you need a backflow preventer?

The water that flows through your pipes should enter your home, but not back into your main water supply. If there is no backflow prevention, pressure changes can lead to this. You may be wondering why this is so bad. Here are some reasons.

The following can happen if the water leaks into the main water supply. Your sprinkler system’s pesticides and fertilizers can leach back into your pipes and get into the drinking water supply. The system can be contaminated by pool chlorine. Detergents and soaps can get back through the lines to the main supply. Worst of all, human waste could flow back through the pipes. This is something you do not want. The lines must be cleaned and disinfected before they can be turned on again.

This is why you need to have a backflow preventioner. These are some pretty good reasons.

What is the Backflow Preventer?

To push the flow of water into the pipes, and then up to the sinks and showers, it takes a lot of pressure. There are many reasons that pipes pressure can change.

A fire hydrant is nearby.

High water demand

Water main burst

Frozen pipes

Broken valves and pipes

The water could flow back through pipes if the pressure changes. This is why the backflow preventer stops it from happening.

Clean water

Signs that you may need a backflow inspection or repair

We expect water from our bathroom and kitchen faucets to be safe and clean. If you see any of these signs, contact your local plumber immediately.

Your water may smell like sulfur or rotten eggs if it is.

Clear water is when the water has any color other than clear

The water flows unusually slowly.

The water is contaminated with rust and dirt.

Water that tastes bad or different

These are all signs that you might need backflow repair. Clog Kings Plumbing is backflow certified and ready to handle any issue they might encounter. A backflow can have many moving parts that may need to be repaired or replaced. Your plumber will inspect the internal springs and seals as well as valves.

This post was written by Joey Denick. Joey is the Owner and Operator of Clog Kings. At Clog Kings, LLC, we pride ourselves on our dedication and efficiency. We know you don’t have time to waste. That’s why we work fast to get your home or commercial building back up and running in no time. If you are looking for drain cleaning Tampa then look no further because we got you covered!

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