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Backflow Prevention Services in Cincinnati, OH by Ken Neyers Plumbing, Inc.
Have you ever had gross, foul-smelling water bubble up out of a drain in your home? If so, you’ve probably experienced backflow. Backflow is a common plumbing problem in which pressure changes cause sewer water to flow backwards through your system, contaminating pipes normally used for fresh water and coming up out of your drains. The best way to deal with this problem is to take advantage of our backflow prevention services. We install and service these devices throughout the area. Call us today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert plumbers in Cincinnati, OH and the surrounding area. We’ll help protect your home from the effects of backflow.
Ken Neyers Plumbing, Inc. provides backflow prevention services near Cincinnati, OH and the surrounding areas.
What Causes Backflow?
Normally, water flows in only one direction through your home. Your plumbing pipes pump fresh water in, and your drain and sewer system sends waste water through to the sewer main. A balance of pressure is maintained between these two systems, which is what keeps water flowing in one direction and everything operating properly. The problem is when a sudden shift in pressure throws off the entire balance.
There are a couple different kinds of backflow:
- Back pressure: Back pressure what happens when there is higher pressure in the sewer system than in the plumbing system. This causes the sewage to push up and into the home.
- Back siphonage: Back siphonage is caused when the pressure in the plumbing system suddenly drops, which results in the same effect as back pressure.
Both of these types of pressure changes result in contamination of the home’s plumbing pipes.
Why You Need Backflow Prevention
Backflow isn’t just disgusting; it also contaminates the pipes in your home that are meant to only handle fresh water. It isn’t safe to use your plumbing system after an event, as you might be exposing yourself to toxic sewage. The entire system has to be flushed out after backflow occurs, which is a time–consuming and expensive process. This is why backflow prevention is so important. Backflow is so common and so harmful, in fact, that most cities require that devices be installed in all homes.
We Install and Service Backflow Prevention Devices in Cincinnati, OH
There are a variety of different devices on the market today. Some use vertical air gaps to ensure that the sewer water can never flow backwards through the system. Others utilize simple one–way valves which close when water tries to flow backwards through the system. No matter what kind of backflow device you need, we can help you. We install, repair, maintain, and replace these devices for customers throughout the area.
Be sure to get your device maintained, as well. Over time, some prevention devices can become clogged and stop working properly. If you don’t have the device checked every year, you won’t know there’s a problem until you’re a victim of backflow. We can make sure that your device is able to protect your home at all times. Call Ken Neyers Plumbing, Inc. today for more information.