How Does a Backflow Preventer Work?
Backflow prevention closely resembles this mechanism. It siphons water through a branch line after you flush your toilet or turn on your kitchen faucet. During the process, the water transports any other substances in the pipe.
Reduced Pressure Zones
Pressure Vacuum Breakers
How Do I Know I Need a Backflow Preventer?
Lower Water Pressure
Water pressure can drop throughout your house, including your kitchen faucet, showerheads, and bathroom sinks. It usually indicates backflow that creates a vacuum-like effect in the plumbing system that keeps water from flowing at the optimal rate. Over time, this can turn into a more serious problem, such as burst pipes.