Residential backflow preventers are designed to keep contaminated water from flowing into your home’s potable water supply. Without an operational backflow valve, sudden changes in water pressure can allow contaminated water to flow backward in the pipes, bringing harmful substances with it. Your local Mr. Rooter® Plumbing performs all backflow preventer valve services, including installation, repair, testing, and replacement.
Backflow Preventer Installation
Mr. Rooter specializes in residential backflow preventer valve installations. Our process includes these steps:
- Our experts ensure your residential backflow system meets local plumbing codes.
- We evaluate your plumbing system and identify the best location for a backflow preventer.
- Next, we explain our recommendations, as well as the cost, before any installation takes place.
We believe in full transparency, so we keep homeowners informed every step of the way.
Backflow Preventer Repairs
In most cases, several components of backflow preventers can be replaced, such as rubber gaskets. This is a cost-effective repair option. But if the backflow preventer valve is very old or corroded, these repairs may not be possible. Your local Mr. Rooter Plumbing will assess the system to see if a repair is feasible.
After completing a repair service, we can also perform backflow prevention device testing to ensure the fix was effective.
Backflow Preventer Valve Replacement
How can you tell whether it’s time to have a backflow preventer replaced? If the device needs extensive repairs, replacing it may be more economical and will get your water service back faster. Old and outdated backflow preventer valves are more likely to have more repair needs in the future, so keep your valve’s age in mind when making this decision.
Backflow Repair, Replacement, and Installation Near Me
With locations across the U.S., Mr. Rooter Plumbing is your local source for backflow preventer installation, repair, and replacement. Think of backflow prevention as inexpensive insurance; you’ll never know when you need it, but when you do, you’ll be glad you have reduced the chances of contamination of your home water supply. Protect your home and gain peace of mind. Give Mr. Rooter a call or Request Appointment | Mr. Rooter Plumbing (mrrooter.com)
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I do if my backflow valve is leaking?
When you notice water coming out of a backflow valve, the first thing to do is turn off the water main to limit water contamination and property damage. Then call your local Mr. Rooter to inspect and repair the valve.
How to check a backflow valve:
Depending on the type of device, testing can be as simple as a visual inspection on some devices. Testing some devices requires the use of a precision reduced pressure valve test tool. However, we recommend having your local plumber perform backflow prevention testing and explain the best solutions for any problems identified.
What are the normal backflow preventer locations?
A backflow preventer is most often installed where municipal or well water enters the home. Another popular spot for a backflow preventer is at an irrigation system’s intake point.