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Backflow Prevention Services in Durham, NC

Bud Matthews Services - Backflow Prevention

Have you ever been taking a shower and suddenly found yourself standing in tepid, foul-smelling water? If so, you have a backflow problem. Backflow is a serious issue that can present a biohazard for those living inside your home. It’s so serious that the majority of cities require that backflow prevention devices be installed in all homes. If you don’t yet have a backflow prevention device installed, or you need one serviced, Bud Matthews Services is here for you. We offer a comprehensive range of backflow prevention services. Call today to schedule an appointment with one of our plumbers. We’ll help protect your home from the effects of backflow.

Bud Matthews Services provides backflow prevention services near Durham, NC and the surrounding areas.

Why You Need Backflow Prevention Services

Backflow is caused by a change in pressure in your sewer system. Normally, water only flows through your home in one direction, from your plumbing system through your sewer line and into the sewer main. A sudden change in pressure, either an increase in the sewer line or a decrease in the plumbing system, will cause wastewater to flow backwards up into the plumbing system and out of your drains. Aside from being absolutely disgusting, backflow also contaminates pipes that are only supposed to handle fresh water with sewer water. These pipes can’t be used safely again until they are thoroughly cleaned out, which is time consuming and expensive. If you want to avoid all the hassle of dealing with backflow, you’re going to need a backflow prevention device.

What Is a Backflow Prevention Device?

A backflow prevention device is exactly what it sounds like: a device that prevents backflow. There are a couple of different kinds of backflow prevention devices, but the most common is a simple one–way valve installed in the home’s sewer line. This valve stays open as long as water is flowing in the proper direction, from your plumbing system into your sewer line. If backflow ever occurs, it forces the backflow prevention valve closed and can’t contaminate your home’s plumbing. The backflow prevention device may be simple, but it’s so effective that most cities require it as a fixture in homes. If you don’t have one, you should definitely have one installed as soon as possible.

We Install and Service Backflow Prevention Devices

Installing a backflow prevention device is something that should only be done by a professional. Trust us, all professional training and experience requirements aside, you really don’t want to be dealing with your home’s sewer line. Let us handle it for you, and we’ll make sure that everything goes smoothly and correctly.

We also offer a full range of backflow prevention maintenance services. Every once in a while, your backflow prevention device may become stuck in the open position, at which point it becomes useless. This is often due to a buildup of waste around the valve, which prevents it from closing. You should have your prevention device checked at least once a year to make sure that it’s still working properly. No matter what backflow prevention services you need, call Bud Matthews Services today and we’ll take care of it.