Have you ever suddenly found foul-smelling, tepid water gushing up from one or more of your drains? That’s called “backflow” and it’s a pretty serious problem that needs to be dealt with immediately. Each time backflow occurs, it drastically lowers the sanitary conditions of your home’s plumbing, putting you and your family at risk.
Fortunately, there’s an easy way to fix it. Installing a backflow prevention device will effectively protect your home against all backflow. If you need a prevention device installed, maintained, repaired, or replaced, turn to Gold Medal Plumbing and Drain today. We offer comprehensive Mississauga backflow prevention services throughout the area. Let our Mississauga plumbers help take care of your home.
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A backflow prevention device can come in a variety of forms. For residential properties, it is often a one-way valve that is installed in the home’s sewer line. As long as proper pressure is maintained, the valve remains open to allow water to flow through it. If there is a change in pressure, however, the valve shuts and prevents sewage from contaminating the home.
This simple device is enough to:
Installing this device requires access to the sewer line, as well as specialized training. If it is improperly installed, the device could not only fail to protect against backflow, but it could also impede the proper flow of water. If you want to properly protect your home against backflow, you should trust us to handle your device installation for you.
Backflow prevention devices also need to be checked annually. Waste can build up on the valve over time, causing it to become stuck in the open or closed position. Annual maintenance ensures that the device is working properly and is free of obstruction.
Contact Gold Medal Plumbing and Drain at (647) 546-2635 for expert backflow prevention services in Mississauga and the surrounding areas.
It is illegal (and not a very environmentally or plumbing friendly practice) to connect any rain or ground water to the sewer or a septic tank. IF, however, you do hookup – at the very least put a trap in the line to keep sewer gas out of the house.
If you’ve installed a new fill valve, and are certain that everything else in the toilet is working properly, leaks could very well be high water pressure. If your water pressure is so high that it leaks past a Fluidmaster 400A or another new ballcock (aka: “toilet fill valve”) – then you NEED a pressure reducing valve. Other water pipes, connectors, clothes washing machine hoses and your water heater could leak or break. Best to get a water pressure regulator if your pressure to the house is more than 60 pounds
Yes, drain pipes do dry out and get real rough. Will it clear up with use? Maybe. Is there anything you can really do about it? Not after the fact. Prevention is best here – try to run some water through infrequently used drains every so often to keep this from happening.
When the lowest plumbing fixture in the house overflows when another fixture (like a clothes washing machine) is draining; most commonly the septic tank needs to be pumped, there is a break in the sewer pipe outside the house or the main drain is plugged somewhere. However, the washing machine line could be connected to close to the “suds rinse zone”, meaning the washer waste ties into the waste or soil line of another fixture too close downstream from the problem fixture. What is happening is the water is rushing by the suds at a high velocity, pushing ahead of the suds. Because the fixture is the closest place of relief, the suds will come up into the fixture, even a toilet. The code requires that a washing machine, kitchen sink, shower, and dishwasher line be connected at least 5′ downstream from any fixture branch. This could be just one of many possibilities for the bubbling and backup. We strongly recommend contacting a licensed plumber to help you diagnose your individual situation.