Sewer Backflow Prevention




The Importance of Sewer Backflow Prevention


Sewer backflow prevention is vital to the health and safety of homeowners and businesses throughout the greater Chicagoland area. A sewer backflow prevention device prevents polluted and contaminated water from flowing back into your clean water plumbing system. Your plumbing system is typically held at a certain pressure to allow water to flow freely from your shower and tap. In some instances this water pressure can be reduced or will fail altogether. This problem can result from a number of issues including burst pipes and frozen pipes.


When this happens, there becomes a great demand for water to flow through your plumbing system. This increases the risk for your water system to pull contaminated water from the ground or other sources to be pulled up and used within your plumbing system. This undesirable reversal of water flow can contained used water, gases, fluids, and many other non-potable substances that should not flow through your piping system or be consumed and used at all.


Types of Sewer Backflow


Sewer backflow prevention is also commonly referred to as cross-connection control. This established the potential connection between your potable water and non-potable water. The type of backflow prevention device that is needed for your home or business will depend on your health and backflow risks. Your professional plumber will assist you with this information. There are two main types of backflow that can occur. The first once is back siphonage. This occurs when there is a suction inside your water system that draws contaminated water into your potable water.


The other type of Sewer Backflow is back pressure. This occurs when the pressure within the downstream of your piping becomes greater than the supply pressure itself. This is typically caused by a pump or an elevation of water. The professionals at Suburban Plumbing Experts can install, repair, or replace backflow prevention devices for your home or business. We are licensed, bonded, and insured to give you the peace of mind that you deserve. Make an appointment for your premium backflow prevention services today!