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11 Jan

Backflow preventer maintenance tips for Boston homes

A backflow preventer is an essential tool to preserve one of the most crucial components to the health and well-being of any household — clean drinking water.

While the device is designed to protect the potable water supply from contamination, it also requires proper installation and regular maintenance to ensure its effectiveness against chemicals, bacteria and other harmful substances that could pose a threat to you and your loved ones.

Let the contractors affiliated with Plumbers 911 Boston show you some key ways to help keep your residential backflow preventer in optimal condition and safeguard your home.

Clear the surrounding area

A backflow prevention system should be installed by a certified plumber either inside a building or outside and above ground in an enclosure. It is important to keep the area around the backflow preventer clear and unobstructed, so remove any debris, vegetation or other objects that could hinder its performance or prevent easy access for inspection. 

Monitor water pressure

Like any system within a home, there are typically warning indicators if something is beginning to go wrong with your backflow preventer. Uneven water pressure, water leaks or slow drainage could all be symptoms of a problem that needs to be addressed before further damage or contamination occurs.

Winterize your system 

In a climate as unpredictable as Boston, it is vital to schedule seasonal checkups for all water-based systems within and around your property. As freezing can cause potential damage to the effectiveness of a backflow preventer, it is imperative to identify any vulnerabilities that require drainage or insulation before the temperatures really start to drop.

Regular inspection and testing

The most effective way to sustain the effectiveness and lifespan of any system in your home – including a backflow preventer – is through regular professional maintenance. Routine visual inspection will allow a [professional plumber to check for any signs of wear, corrosion or damage that need to be addressed promptly to prevent further issues. 

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Following these steps will enhance the efficiency of your backflow preventer and help keep your household safe from any contamination or disease. 

If you notice any issues with your residential backflow preventer that may require maintenance, repair or replacement, the professional plumbing contractors affiliated with Plumbers 911 Boston are here to help.

Plumbers 911 Boston is a referral service affiliated with the best local plumbing contractors in your area who are licensed, bonded and insured. They employ highly qualified plumbers who receive over 10,000 hours of training and submit to rigorous background checks. 

Let us help you safeguard your home. Call Plumbers 911 Boston at 877-751-2934.

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