Staten Island Backflow Prevention
Whether you know it or not, one of the most dangerous plumbing issues you could deal with in your home is backflow. For Staten Island homes connected to city sewer lines, backflow problems could find you with wastewater contaminating your water supply. The only way to protect your home is with backflow prevention device installation, and the best plumbers around to get the job done right are our experts at PAC Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning. Our plumbing contractors can help you install a backflow preventer, repair your existing one, and perform backflow testing services to ensure everything is in working order.
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What Causes Backflow?
Backflow is essentially a reversal in the flow of water. This means that instead of wastewater leaving your home, it will enter it, contaminating your supply of fresh water and possibly damaging your plumbing in the process. A few causes of backflow include:
- Burst Pipes: A burst pipe, especially during the winter months where frozen pipes are a common occurrence, can cause a large enough drop in pressure that will reverse the flow of water in your plumbing.
- Sewer Line Damage: The sewer lines that service your home will generally come from the city plumbing system. Anytime a sewer line is damaged because of age or construction damage, for example, the damage can be severe enough to create backflow.
- Boiler Damage: For many homeowners in Staten Island, boilers are the primary source of heating in your home. Because they are pressurized, any loss of pressure can create backpressure, which will result in backflow conditions.
Because your plumbing system depends on proper pipe installation and pressure, it’s imperative that all plumbing repairs in your home are completed by a professional. Even something as small as a water line being installed at the wrong angle can put you at risk of backflow issues. At PAC Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning we offer backflow prevention installation, which can protect your plumbing from the dangers of backflow.