Backflow occurs when the wastewater in your plumbing system reverses its flow. If this happens, harmful materials can contaminate your water supply and turn it into a health hazard. It's every homeowner's responsibility to have their backflow prevention device professionally checked at least once a year to ensure safe and clean tap water.
Schedule an inspection with our experts at Master Plumbing, Heating, & Cooling. We’re certified to provide backflow testing and repair in Cedar Rapids, IA.
Why choose us:
- Regularly updated practices and equipment
- Trained and certified technicians
- Fast, same-day services
- Honest pricing
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What Causes Backflow?
When there's a pressure difference between your home's plumbing and your water supply, septic or sewer drainage, it creates backflow. The force results in an influx – or pulling – of contaminated water back into the clean water supply.
Many situations can cause a change of pressure, like:
- Opening fire hydrants, or whenever the main water supply runs too low
- Municipal station failures
- Broken water mains
You never know when these events may occur, so it’s best to keep your home protected with a working backwater prevention device.
Backflow Prevention Services
Like every other plumbing fixture, backflow prevention devices are not immune to the effects of wear and tear. If your unit is damaged, it can result in a system failure and leave your clean water supply vulnerable. Fortunately, it's easy to prevent this issue with professional checkups.
We pride ourselves on providing thorough backflow testing services that will ensure your system operates at its best.
Is your home’s water pressure low? Our professional re-piping services can minimize your system pressure loss to provide a stronger and more consistent flow.
Backflow Testing & Repair Services
If your unit isn't properly working, our technicians will recommend the best course of action that permanently resolves the issue. We only start with the backflow repair once you give the go-ahead, and we keep you updated throughout the whole process.
The most common backflow device problems we fix here in Cedar Rapids include:
- Broken first check backwater valves: Normally, this valve opens when the water pressure reaches around 2 PSI, but it can activate at a lower pressure if faulty.
- Inadequate second check backwater valves: High levels of backpressure can result in this valve’s failure.
- Improperly installed relief valves: If this valve's opening is too low or high, it won't trigger properly.