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Prevent Sewer Backups With a Backwater Preventer

Though plumbing drains and sewer lines are meant to carry waste away from your home, sometimes they don’t always operate as planned. Clogs or breaks in the pipes can cause issues with the flow of wastewater through these pipes, which could result in a messy backup of sewage into your home. This can quickly create a catastrophe, resulting in unhealthy conditions and damage to your home’s building materials and furnishings. Barrett Plumbing can help you prevent such incidences by installing a sewer backwater preventer at your Guam home. Contact us today to learn more about the installation of this helpful device.

Sewer Backwater Preventers

What Is a Sewer Backwater Preventer?

A sewer backwater preventer is a device used to stop plumbing waste from backing up into your home. Wastewater is supposed to flow in one direction, moving from your home to either a septic tank or a sewer main. However, blockages and other problems within the system can disrupt the flow, and when water can’t get through, it may flow backward, backing up into your system and possibly coming through your drains. A backwater preventer is installed onto drain pipes and only allows water to flow in one direction. If water begins to backflow toward the home, the device is triggered to close a flap that will prevent any more wastewater from flowing backward. Once the water starts to flow naturally again, the flap is opened, and the normal flow of wastewater is restored.

Benefits of Installing a Backflow Preventer

It’s a good idea to install a backwater prevention device to help protect your home from any damage or adverse effects that a sewer backup may cause. These devices provide many benefits, giving you peace of mind that your home is protected in the event of a sewer clog. You’ll enjoy the following benefits when you install a sewer backwater preventer:

Reduced Health Concerns

Sewer backups can cause contaminated water to backflow into your home, putting your entire family at risk. A backwater preventer will reduce the potential for health concerns.

No Messy Cleanups

If the sewer back up is bad enough, the contaminated water can make its way inside your home and come through your drains, meaning you'll have a messy and stinky cleanup. With a backwater preventer, you won’t have to worry about this problem.

Fewer Repair Bills

When your sewer system backs up, it can damage your home interior and other parts of your system, requiring you to repair all of it. A backwater preventer can help you avoid these costs.

Sewer Backwater Installation

Professional Installation From Our Team

At Barrett Plumbing, we have years of experience handling the installation and repair of all sorts of plumbing, septic, and sewer components. We are certified to provide professional installation of a new sewer backwater prevention device at your home, helping to protect you from messy sewer backups. You can count on us to work hard to get the job done right.

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