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Backflow is a serious problem that targets a wide range of homes across Canada. In fact, backflow is such a common issue that many cities have made it mandatory that you have a backflow prevention device installed in your home. If you want to know the importance of yearly maintenance for your backflow prevention device, make sure that you read on.
The Importance Of Backflow Prevention
There are a number of different backflow prevention devices available, but the most common one that you are going to find is the simple one-way valve. The valve stays open when the water is flowing through the system in the correct direction. However, if there is backflow, the valve snaps into place and makes sure that sewer water cannot reach the plumbing system, thus cutting down on overall contamination. Most of the time this is going to be enough to prevent backflow, even though it is a simple solution to the problem.
The issue with the installation of this device is that waste may build up around the valve as time goes by. If the waste buildup becomes severe enough, it could prevent the valve from closing altogether. The problem is that you will not see any outward signs of this issue, until the next time that you need backflow prevention in your home. Because the plumbing system will be contaminated, chances are that you will see a great deal of damage if that does occur. This is an expensive way to find out that the device is not actually working as it should.
Why You Should Have Backflow Prevention Maintenance
Because you cannot actually determine that there is an issue with your backflow prevention device until you examine it up close, maintenance done once a year is going to be the only way that you are able to make sure that your home is protected.
By making sure that you schedule yearly maintenance, the plumbing professional who comes by your home has a chance to check the device, and make repairs/adjustments where necessary. You can be sure that you are properly protected against the effects of backflow with annual backflow prevention device maintenance.
If you want to be sure that your backflow prevention device is ready for action, make sure that you call the professionals at Dr. Pipe Drain and Plumbing Services. They not only have the qualified personnel needed to perform prevention maintenance but they are even able to help you with the successful installation of your backwater valve.