Backflow Prevention

Let a Licensed Kansas Plumber Handle Your Backflow Prevention

Keep Your Family Safe by Taking Preventive Measures Now

kansas backflow preventionNobody likes to think about the possibility of having their sewer pipes flow in the wrong direction, bringing gallons and gallons of waste water into their home.  Yet backflow is a very real possibility and a problem which can be prevented through taking a few preventive measures. Backflow is essentially what it sounds like: the pipes leading away from a home or business usually carry waste water from the building to a water treatment facility.  However, a number of factors can cause the water to flow in the wrong direction, carrying waste water into the home or residence.  Some causes of backflow include:
  • A water main which bursts, creating a negative pressure in the pipes of nearby homes
  • Frozen pipes leading to clogs and backups
  • Unusually high demand on the water system (such as when numerous fire hydrants are opened at once)
  • Heavy precipitation leading to the sewer system being overwhelmed
  • And other factors
With all the possibilities for backflow—and with the potentially disastrous and distasteful results—it is a worthwhile endeavor to attempt to prevent it from ever occurring.  Fortunately, a trained professional can prevent it from happening in just a few easy and simple steps.

How backflow is prevented

A certified technician can install a special valve on your appliances and pipes.  This valve—known as a backflow prevention device—can prevent backflow from occurring.  It is relatively inexpensive and can save you a significant amount of money in the future. Another method of preventing backflow is through the use of an air gap when installing appliances such as dishwashers.  Some municipalities have it written into their code how much of an air gap must be used, and it is rather difficult for an amateur to get this correct, so it is usually preferable to have a professional perform the installation.

A plumbing professional in Kansas can answer your questions and educate you

Backflow Prevention | Kansas Plumbing ServiceIn addition to the initial installation of a backflow prevention device, some areas have regulations requiring backflow testing procedures. Failure to abide by the regulations can lead to a loss of property if the devices fail.  In addition, you could be responsible for fines and associated fees, and you might even be responsible for damage to the property of another person that was caused by your faulty equipment. If you do not have a backflow prevention device we can help you.  At Plumbers 911 we work with highly-competent professionals who have a history of solid work and quality customer service.  We can send someone to you to evaluate your system and educate you as to the necessary steps to protect your property—as well as the property of others. Our technicians are intelligent and friendly and are happy to sit down with you and explain in detail what your needs are, what the possible outcomes of various options may be, and how much each option may cost you.  This gives you the peace of mind right from the outset that you are protected from any backflow problems.

Reasons to have a backflow prevention system installed by a certified technician

backflow-installation | Kansas PlumbersAs you can probably imagine, improperly installed backflow prevention systems can fail, and when they do, you can be stuck with a mess to clean up as well as large bills to pay.  How many homeowners go with a cheaper guy working out of his garage to save themselves a few dollars only to turn around and spend thousands of dollars on cleanup! At Plumbers 911 we only use licensed and certified technicians.  Each one of them is not only well-versed in the nuances of backflow prevention technology; the work they perform is insured as well.  This means that you don’t have to worry about what might happen if something goes wrong; you have the peace of mind that comes from using professionals to get the job done. Further, our Kansas professional plumbers are members of their communities, and they take pride in their reputations.  You don’t have to be concerned about the type of person you’re allowing into your home, and you never have to worry that they may not do a good job.  Doing a good job is their trademark, and honesty is their creed.  They—and we—are proud of their reputation and they will not do anything that would call that reputation into question.

Why Choose Licensed Kansas Technicians?

There is a reason we only use professionals with a current license.  The licensing requirements involve in-depth training, detailed instruction, and a substantial amount of hands-on experience.  When you use a Plumbers 911 technician you know you’re getting someone who is at the pinnacle of his or her field.  You’re getting someone who has the drive and determination to take the necessary classes and pass the necessary examinations to get and maintain his or her license.  In short, you know that you’re getting quality. In contrast, someone you hire off the street may or may not have a license and may or may not have any experience with backflow prevention.  Quite literally, the person you hire today may very well have been working as a shopping cart wrangler at the local discount supermarket last week.  His or her employer may have just hired him or her, slapped a uniform on him or her, and decided that was good enough. We know that it takes more than a uniform to make a professional plumbing technician.  That’s why each one of our professionals goes through a rigorous screening process to ensure that they know what they are doing and they will do it in a professional manner.  Our name is important to us, and it should be to you a sign of the quality for which we have become known across the country. If you want quality, reputation, and work that lasts, give us a call at (816) 326-8643 or email us today.  We’re waiting to hear from you, and you’ll be glad you called us.]]>

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