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Why You Need Backflow Prevention in Your Home

Dirty Water Running Into Sink due to a Need for Backflow Prevention
December 21, 2016

Backflow prevention will be one of the most helpful tools in keeping your water supply healthy. After all, you wouldn’t be able to live in your home without running water. However, even if you do have a steady source of water in your home, your water supply won’t be safe to use if it experiences backflow. Backflow occurs when water is flowing in the opposite direction than intended. This will allow for contaminated water from a non-potable source to enter your water supply. This water can be incredibly hazardous if consumed and put the well-being of your family at risk of experiencing serious illness.  Not only is it dangerous to drink, but it can also prevent you from washing dishes and doing laundry effectively, as the contaminated water can make it difficult to ensure those dishes remain spotless, and laundry may begin to feel rough to the touch. These issues can definitely lead to a more stressful environment in your home, which should be a sanctuary. At Calaway Plumbing, we understand the severity of having running water in your home that could potentially make any member of your household sick in an instant. We believe that homeowners shouldn’t have to prepare for a winter filled with contaminated water. Here, we can provide a backflow prevention device to eliminate all problems and potential worry. Call up your local plumbing company immediately to keep your home’s water supply flowing and healthy!

How Can Calaway Plumbing Help You?

Calaway Plumbing should be your number-one choice this winter, especially if you want backflow prevention installed in your home as soon as possible. When so much of everyday life relies upon contaminant-free drinking water, you can count on our team to provide you with a reliable service that will eliminate backflow from your system entirely. Our backflow prevention solutions are installed quickly by our licensed plumbers who are fully trained in the field. In addition to quick installation, we excel in customer service, and will stop at nothing to keep you satisfied. We can answer any questions you may have on backflow or the installation process. You can also ask us about our water filtration services to learn about the full extent of our work in keeping homes across Toronto clean. Once you receive our service, you will be able to breathe easy knowing that your water is safe and clean for your family. Remember: a call our way for backflow prevention may just be the key to ultimate relaxation this winter.

What Causes Backflow?

There are two main causes for backflow: back siphonage and back pressure. While they can both cause quite the disruption in your plumbing system, they differ in how they create problems. Here is a brief overview of both causes:

Back Siphonage: Caused by reduced pressure in piping, which will create a vacuum allowing water to siphon in the reverse flow. This effect is similar to if you were sipping out of a drinking straw. Garden hoses, toilets, and similar fixtures are the most likely to experience siphonage.

Back Pressure: Occurs when the pressure of the non-potable system exceeds the positive pressure in the water distribution lines. Back pressure can result from an increase in downstream pressure, a reduction in the potable system’s pressure, or even a combination of both.

How Can Backflow Prevention Help You?

Installing backflow prevention will the best choice you can make this season in regards to your family’s well-being. Making the call to Calaway will provide you will all sorts of benefits, including:

  • Improved Health: Your water supply can be affected with all sorts of contaminants that will threaten to bring serious illness to your household. Since well-being of your family should always be the top concern, you can take comfort in knowing backflow prevention is working effectively to keep everyone healthy. This means you will be able to take a sip of refreshing tap water without worrying about it negatively impacting your health.
  • Clean Water for a Wide Range of Purposes: You don’t just need clean water for drinking. You need it for cooking, cleaning, dishwashing, laundry, and even something as simple as brushing your teeth. Backflow prevention is here to provide you with enough clean water for all these purposes and more, making life easier in your home.
  • Better Peace of Mind: As we’ve stated, backflow prevention isn’t just for clean water, but also to give you better peace of mind, especially when you know your family is being kept away from contaminants.

Don’t Put Your Family’s Health at Risk This Winter. Call Calaway Plumbing for More Information on Backflow Prevention Today!

If you want to learn more on how you can guarantee a healthier water supply in your home, contact Calaway Plumbing today and ask about our backflow prevention!