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What is a Backflow Prevention Device?

Everyday we turn a handle and water comes flowing through, so it can be easy to forget how complex our plumbing system really is. Take a backflow prevention device, for example. There’s a good chance many homeowners don’t know what this is, let alone how important it is to their home and water supply.

The Many Benefits of a Backflow Prevention Device

Essentially, a backflow prevention device keeps all of your home’s water separate and prevents cross contamination. Pressure dictates so much of how water travels throughout pipes, so if you experience a sudden change in water pressure, mechanical check valves will prevent contaminated water (like sewage) from entering your clean water supply.

Backflow Prevention Device Testing

Do you remember when the last time you checked your backflow prevention device was? We suggest having your backflow valves examined each year, to ensure they’re working properly. With regular testing, we can prevent any unwanted surprises or emergencies due to contamination.

If you suspect something is wrong with your backflow device, pay special attention to problems or water discoloration within your:

  • Pools
  • Lawn Irrigation Systems
  • Faucets with Hose Attachments
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Toilets
  • Dishwasher

Whether you need backflow prevention device testing or repairs, our team of plumbing experts can get the job done right the first time.

Mr. Rooter Plumbing has been assisting homeowners with their plumbing issues for decades, and our expertise is unmatched! To learn more, give us a call at (415) 906-2456 or fill out our form!