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Backflow Prevention Solutions
in Richmond, VA

Need help with backflow prevention system testing, installation, or repair? Call (804) 543-6821 to schedule service with our experts in Richmond, VA.

If your property is required to have a backflow prevention system installed, you will need to have it tested annually to remain in compliance with municipal requirements.

Serenity Plumbing Inc. is a certified backflow testing company offering a full range solutions that include backflow prevention system installation, replacement, and repair. Give us a call today to schedule immediate backflow prevention services in Richmond or the surrounding area.

What is Backflow and How Does It Occur?

Backflow is caused by either backpressure or backsiphonage.

Backpressure occurs when there is an imbalance in water pressure between the municipal water line and your private plumbing system. Backsiphonage is typically caused by damage to the municipal water main, or when a fire hydrant is illegally or improperly opened.

Cross connections between private plumbing lines and the municipal line can cause wastewater to enter the community’s potable water supply. Professionally installed backflow prevention devices are required to keep wastewater out of your clean water supply. Annual testing of your devices is also required to ensure that your backflow prevention system continues to work efficiently.

Backwater Valves: Does Your Home Need One?

Backwater valves are a type of backflow prevention device that is designed to keep sewer waste from backing into your home in the event of heavy rain or flooding. If you live in a low-lying area and use a sump pump, backwater valves are strongly recommended (and may even be required) as an added layer of protection.

If you are not sure whether your property needs to have a backwater valve installed, contact our experts at Serenity Plumbing Inc. We are happy to discuss your needs and will provide you with the information you need to keep your home safe and compliant with municipal regulations.

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Is Your Home Required to Install
a Backflow Prevention System?

Commercial properties and multi-family buildings are typically required to have backflow prevention systems installed. These properties have fire suppression systems and commercial boilers that can potentially cause cross connections.

Most homeowners are also required to install backflow prevention systems, particularly if the following are found on the property:

If your home needs to have backflow prevention devices installed, our experts at Serenity Plumbing Inc can supply you with the right systems that meet local requirements.

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Call Our Richmond Backflow Testing and Prevention Professionals Today

Serenity Plumbing Inc. is committed to helping homeowners across the Richmond area enjoy clean water and plumbing peace of mind. Whether you need to have your current backflow prevention system tested, or you need to install a new system on your property, our experts have all of your backflow prevention needs covered.

Contact us today at (804) 543-6821 to book an appointment for backflow prevention installation, repair, or testing services in Richmond, VA.