Residential Backflow Prevention Device Services in Kelowna, BC

Backflow Prevention Device Installation & Replacement

A backflow prevention device is one of the best things for your home to ensure you don’t have toxic backups. Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Kelowna provides residential backflow prevention installation and replacement services in Kelowna, BC. A backflow prevention device helps protect your home from the health hazards of backflow. Our service professionals can help you understand how a backflow preventer device can work for your home. Contact us today to request an estimate on our residential backflow prevention services.

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What is Backflow?

Backflow is the pollution of a clean water line that is contaminated by dirty water flowing in the opposite direction. It can occur in many appliances, including reverse osmosis systems and dishwashers. A backflow prevention device helps prevent this type of contamination from happening in your home. Backflow devices are designed to keep water flowing in one direction to ensure pipe water will never flow into your water main.

Causes of Backflow

Wastewater mixing with gases and liquids in your clean water supply can be a significant health hazard. The most common types of backflow include the following:

Back Pressure – Back pressure can occur when a non-potable water source’s pressure is greater than your clean water supply’s pressure. This is most often caused by sprinkler systems, power washing tools, and boilers.

Back Siphonage – Back siphonage can occur when there is a significant loss of pressure in your clean water supply. This causes dirty water to suck backward. This typically occurs when a main water line breaks.

Do I Need a Backflow Prevention Device?

If you get water from a well or have an irrigation system, you must install a home backflow prevention device. Modern plumbing codes require backflow prevention devices to be installed anywhere cross-connections exist. When you do not install a backflow prevention device, you are at risk of unhealthy cleaning, cooking, and drinking water. Common appliances that require a backflow prevention device include:

  • Sprinkler Systems
  • Swimming Pools
  • Garbage Disposals
  • Faucets with Hose Attachments
  • Dishwashers
  • Toilets

How Does a Backflow Prevention Device Work?

A backflow prevention device prohibits wastewater from backing up into your water line. We offer multiple types of backflow preventer devices. The types of backflow prevention devices include the following:

Air Gaps – An air gap is commonly used in sinks to help prevent debris from entering your dishwasher or drinking water. Air gap devices prevent backflow issues with air gaps. They help eliminate the risk of contamination by separating the hose that dirty water flows through and the hose that runs to your drains. Many states require air gaps in dishwasher installations to ensure there is no cross-contamination.

Vacuum Breakers – Atmospheric vacuum breakers (AVB) help prevent backflow in the spigot, faucet, and hose applications. AVBs have a check valve that opens their air valve when it detects lost pressure. When the air vent is open, it breaks the vacuum and seals off the water supply. AVBs are required to be installed at least six inches above the ground.

Check Valves – Check valves to ensure water flows in only one direction. They open and shut depending on the pressure on each side of the valve. Check valves are typically installed at individual water outlets or the service entrance. They are designed for continuous pressure systems.

Why Choose Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Kelowna?

Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Kelowna provides comprehensive plumbing services to Kelowna, Rutland, and Glenmore, BC. We always offer honest pricing without charging overtime fees. We back our products and work with a guarantee for your peace of mind. Our service professionals can quickly and efficiently install your backflow prevention systems. Our team always puts your plumbing needs first. We recommend taking advantage of our plumbing maintenance services to ensure your plumbing is in optimal health.

Contact Us for Backflow Prevention Device Services

Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Kelowna is here to determine the best course of action for your home to prevent backflow. We are always here for your plumbing needs. We’ll answer questions and address concerns about plumbing throughout your home. Let us come to your home to provide an estimate on our backflow prevention services. Contact us today to schedule services for backflow prevention device replacements and installations.

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