Have you ever heard of a backflow prevention device? Many homeowners are aware of these systems but have little knowledge of what they actually do. These devices are essential for the health of your water system (and therefore the health of you and your family), and they must be professionally installed and regularly inspected by a qualified expert. Learn more about backflow below, then reach out to the Stadler Plumbing team. We are here to help you every step of the way!

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What Is Backflow?

Backflow is what happens when the water in your pipes reverse, thus causing dirty, contaminated water to mix with the clean water that is on its way to your home. This can have some serious impacts on the cleanliness of the home and the health of the people inside. Backflow typically occurs when there is some type of break in the waterline. This could be when water freezes and causes a burst pipe, or when an event happens that causes a major decrease in pressure (such as a fire hydrant being put to use).

What kind of things could wind up entering your water system? Some examples include pesticides, fertilizers, human waste, chlorine, soaps, detergents, cleaning products, and more.

Effects On Human Health

Depending on what works its way into your water and how long it is consumed, backflow can cause a number of serious health issues. Some initial reactions may include nausea, vomiting, burns, lack of appetite, and other flu-like symptoms. If poisoning occurs, a hospital visit will be in order.

If exposure occurs over an extended period of time, families in the home could eventually experience long-term health issues, including cancer. It could take years to finally discover these things, meaning solutions to the water contamination issues won’t be resolved for a significant period of time.

All About Backflow Prevention Devices

We urge all of our customers to invest in a backflow prevention device to ensure their home and family stay as safe as possible. These systems are designed to stop water should it ever reverse, ensuring that no contaminated liquids are given access to your home’s plumbing system.

There are various different backflow prevention devices on the market, so it’s important you find the most appropriate fit for your needs. Our crew would be happy to help you work through your options, and we can ensure whatever you decide on is installed correctly and in the more vulnerable areas of your set-up. When you work with us, you can rest easier, because our licensed and insured team is qualified to get the job done right!

Make Sure To Regularly Invest In Backflow Testing

Once your backflow prevention device is properly installed, it is vital to have it inspected and tested at least once every year. There is simply no point in having one installed if it doesn’t do the job efficiently – your family’s safety depends on it! Our experts know exactly what to check for and, should we discover some type of problem, we have the experience, tools, and training to resolve any issues.

Worried about your system’s performance? Don’t hesitate to reach out! We’d be happy to look things over and grant you the peace of mind you deserve.

Why Rely On Our Crew?

What makes Stadler Plumbing so widely trusted throughout Macomb County? First of all, we are family-owned and have been for the last 30 years, so you know our values are in the right place! We continue to provide our loyal customer base with high-quality services at prices that won’t break the bank.

We are licensed, insured, and we only work with the best brands and products available. As far as backflow is concerned, there is no better company to help because we are licensed and certified in backflow testing!

Need Any Other Plumbing-Related Services?

Backflow prevention should always be a top priority for homeowners, but that doesn’t mean other plumbing-related issues should be ignored. If you are experiencing issues with your pipes, sump pumps, grease traps, water meters, water heaters, etc., we encourage you to reach out. The longer these issues go unresolved, the more problems you are likely to experience!

We also can install toilets, sinks, tubs, garbage disposals, gas lines, and more! And if you require repair services for any of these devices, we can provide those, too. There isn’t much we can’t do for your home!

So, what are you waiting for? The time to reach out to our team is now. Call today to set up an appointment with the best of the best!