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Backflow Prevention Services in Allentown, PA by Tim Beil Plumbing
Have you ever suddenly found foul-smelling, tepid water gushing up from one or more of your drains? That’s called “backflow” and it’s a pretty serious problem that needs to be dealt with. Each time backflow occurs, it drastically lowers the sanitary conditions of your home’s plumbing. That puts you and your family at risk. Fortunately, there’s an easy way to do it. Installing a backflow prevention device will protect your home against all backflow. If you need a backflow prevention device installed, maintained, repaired, or replaced, call Tim Beil Plumbing today. We offer comprehensive backflow prevention services throughout the area. Let us help stop backflow in your home.
Tim Beil Plumbing provides backflow prevention services in Allentown, PA and the surrounding areas.
What Is Backflow?
Backflow is caused by a sudden shift in pressure within your sewer system. Normally a balance is maintained between your plumbing system, which brings in fresh water, and your sewer system that disposes of waste water. Water is supposed to flow in one direction, from the plumbing system to the sewer system and out of the house. Sometimes, due to a number of factors, that pressure balance can be thrown off. This causes sewer water to flow in reverse, from the sewer system up through the plumbing system and out of your drains. Not only is this disgusting, but it contaminates plumbing pipes designed to only handle fresh water. In order to remove the biohazard, the entire plumbing network has to be flushed out after backflow occurs.
The Advantages of a Backflow Prevention Device
A backflow prevention device can come in a variety of forms. For residential properties, it is often a one–way valve that is installed in the home’s sewer line. As long as proper pressure is maintained, the valve remains open to allow water to flow through it. If there is a change in pressure, however, the valve shuts and prevents sewage from contaminating the house. This simple device is enough to prevent spending hundreds of dollars on cleaning efforts, as well as quite a bit of frustration on the part of the homeowner. Backflow prevention devices are so useful, in fact, that many new homes are required to have them by order of their municipal governments. While backflow is a serious problem, a backflow prevention device is the perfect way to prevent it from harming your home.
We Provide Complete Backflow Prevention Services
Installing this device requires access to the sewer line, as well as specialized training. If improperly installed, the device could not only fail to protect against backflow but actually impede the proper flow of water. If you want to properly protect your home from backflow, you should trust us to handle your device installation for you.
Backflow prevention devices also need to be checked annually. Waste can build up on the valve over time, causing it to become stuck in the open or closed position. Annual maintenance allows us to ensure that the device is working properly, and free of obstruction.
If you need backflow prevention services, call Tim Beil Plumbing today!