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Backflow Prevention and Your Health

Backflow Prevention and Your Health
August 03, 2021

Backflow Prevention and Your Health

When it comes to dealing with a large amount of rain within a given day, week, or month, your systems are at major risk of flooding. Regardless of where you are located in Atlanta, you may experience higher flood risks than other areas, but you should be prepared for flooding. Due to heavy rains and storms, every homeowner in the world should look at their backflow prevention and see how it can be approved. Not only can backflow affect your home by creating a lot of water damage, if it is not taken care of properly or quickly, but it can also pose an impact on your health. Here at Mr. Rooter Plumbing, we always want to ensure your health is in tip-top shape, that’s why we stress the importance of backflow preventions measures.

When it comes to flooding, your plumbing systems are always the first to take a beating. It’s because they are underground and come into direct contact with the water that seeps into the Earth after heavy rain or storm. Water should only run in one direction, and that’s away from your home. When you experience flooding, water can run itself towards your home, and that’s a major issue. When there is extra water around your home, your pipes will start to move and water can start moving towards your home.

This causes a major risk to your health – having excess water in your home isn’t only bad for the longevity and health of your home, but it can also greatly affect you and your family’s personal health.

What does a backflow do?

Every single home has a backflow system. This backflow system prevents any contaminated water from entering into the water that comes into your drains, your faucets, and your shower – essentially your drinking and cleaning water. Your backflow acts as a gated wall between clean and dirty water, and it only allows the clean water to come back into your home – it stops waste from entering into your water.
Most new homes have this technology built-in and it’s not guaranteed that older homes do. So, if you have an older home and you aren’t sure if your home has a backflow prevention piece, give Mr. Rooter Plumbing a call today! We can check to see if your system has one, and if it doesn’t we can get one installed in no time.

Installing a backflow prevention system is one of the greatest things you can do for your home, but more importantly for your health.

How can you protect your health?

If you live in an older home and you don’t have a backflow prevention system installed, there are so many reasons why you should do it. Not only does it help keep your home safer, but it also makes your family safer.

When it comes to drinking water, you don’t want any contamination in it – obviously. By getting a backflow system installed, you are ensuring that nothing but clean water is getting into your home. If you want to keep your home healthy and your family healthy, give Mr. Rooter Plumbing a call today and schedule nearby plumbers to install a backflow prevention system in your home!