One of the messiest inconveniences you can suffer is backflow in your drain pipes. Raw sewage will spew from your toilet, bathtub, and sinks. At J&J Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, we offer backflow testing and repair services for plumbing issues in Tallmadge and Akron, OH.
What Is Backflow?
Backflow is when a reversed flow of water occurs in your plumbing system--the water floods instead of emptying. Backflow causes the cross-connection of water in plumbing and sewage pipes. Ultimately, it results in the contamination of your drinking water.
The Centers for Disease Control warns that backflow issues cause over 4,000 severe health complications every year.
Backflow mainly occurs when the water flow gets interrupted due to a pressure drop. Common causes of pressure dropping include burst pipes and clogging. Another common cause is leaving garden hoses on the ground.
At J&J Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, we consider backflow concerns to be emergencies. We’ll respond quickly to address your concerns and make sure your water supply is safe to drink. You can call us for fast and effective backflow repairs.
Backflow Prevention Installation and Repair
The law prescribes requirements for plumbers offering backflow repairs. We go above and beyond those requirements to guarantee your safety. At J&J Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, we are licensed, skilled, and equipped with the tools for effective backflow repair services.
You can update your old home with modern faucets and other fixture installations, but you only need to ensure that the fixtures have modern features. We make sure the backwater valve works when installing any fixtures.
Do you have a backflow device?
Quality building developments and renovations are installing backflow devices. The devices are especially required if your property has any of the following:
- An irrigation system
- A fire suppressant system
- A larger boiler
Your backflow device can stop working or can also lose effectiveness due to various reasons. Therefore, never hesitate to hire quality backflow testing for the plumbing system.
We never advise anyone to go ahead with DIY backflow prevention. It’s better to leave the job for experts who’ll also conduct backflow testing. Remember, testing determines the effectiveness of your backflow prevention installation and repair.
Backflow Testing Services from Reputable Plumbers
Ohio mandates all backflow preventers to renew their annual certifications via state training and testing. Our knowledgeable technicians meet all the standards set for expert backflow testers.
Our testing process is straightforward and effective. We:
- Offer flat-rate pricing
- Shut off the main water supply
- Focus on examining the backflow prevention features
- Determine the type of devices used and the flow direction
- Number the test cocks
- Assemble the adapters
- Attach the test kit hoses after shutting the downstream
- Clean the first check valve if water leaves the relief valve
- Perform the test to ensure that all systems are effective
Schedule an in-home consultation, and we’ll treat your issue with utmost urgency.