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Backflow Prevention Services
You might not have heard the term "backflow" before, but it’s a serious issue in plumbing, and here in Bristol, CT, it could have serious implications for your home. Backflow is essentially the reversal of water in your system, driven back up into your sinks or toilets by flooding or the failure of certain key components in your plumbing system. It’s more than a nuisance, since the water coming back into your home is often contaminated by bodily waste or similarly undesirable material.
The solution is backflow prevention, through the use of mechanical devices that seal the pipe shut with a valve when backflow is detected. They’re complex devices which should be installed by professionals in order to work as they should. That’s why you should contact the experts at Dynamic Mechanical Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning if you’re interested in installing a backflow prevention device. We have years of experience installing such devices, and you can trust our team to handle the job with professionalism and pride. Don’t let backflow ruin your day. We’re standing by to help, so call us today!
Let Dynamic Mechanical Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning take care of your backflow prevention needs in the Bristol, CT area. Call us today to schedule service.
Cross Connection Is a Key Part of the Problem
Cross connection refers to the link between your home’s plumbing system and the larger sewer system of Bristol, CT. More importantly, it’s the physical connection that allows unwanted material such as wastewater and raw sewage to connect to your home’s plumbing. Cross connection is unavoidable in order to maintain a functioning sewer system, but because it exists, that means that backflow will always be a danger so long as your home is connected to the civic sewer system. Trust Dynamic Mechanical Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning to take the proper steps to prevent that and ensure that your home remains clean and sanitary no matter what.
How Do You Stop Backflow?
In many cases, backflow can be stopped with the simple addition of an air pocket into the system. If you’ve ever wondered by the pipe leading to your sink has a funny U shape, that’s why. Air prevention can also be provided by an overflow spout called a tundish, which maintains an air gap in the pipes. Sometimes, however, that’s not enough, especially when heavy rains and flooding appear in Bristol, CT. A formal backflow prevention device can be your best friend in such circumstances. By formally sealing the pipes with a valve, it ensures that your water will remain potable regardless of the situation in the pipes themselves. Contact Dynamic Mechanical Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning today to discuss your options in detail!
How Do Backflow Prevention Devices Work?
Designs for backflow prevention devices vary depending on your plumbing and its specific needs. The most common is known as a check valve, which allows water to flow in one direction (out of your home), but not in the other. They us a disk that can turn in one direction, but no other. So as forward flow takes place out of your home, it turns and allows the water to move through the pipes. When water comes the other water, it locks: sealing the valve and preventing the water from moving any further. Among other facts, that means it can operate even without electrical power. Here in Bristol, CT, Dynamic Mechanical Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning can properly install one, so call us today and let us show you what they can do for you!