A water backflow prevention device, a.k.a. “backflow device” is a rather odd-looking collection of piping as you can see in this picture, but it’s importance can’t be overstated. These devices work to protect drinking water from contamination or pollution by preventing the backward flow of water through your homes pipes. If water is able to flow back, or “backflow”, through your home’s water system, it could introduce contaminated liquids or gases into your drinking water. This is especially important for home’s with a lawn irrigation system that could allow ground water containing lawncare products (pesticides, fertilizers, etc.) to enter into the drinking water of the home.
Most local entities (City of Marysville, Villages of Plain City, Richwood, etc.) require an annual inspection of backflow systems to ensure they are working properly. We are specially licensed to inspect and repair backflow devices in the State of Ohio. If you need your device inspected or believe it may be damaged, be sure to contact us to get it inspected or repaired. In 2022, the City of Marysville contracted with Backflow Solutions Inc.(BSI), a company that facilitates the inspections required for anyone using Marysville City water and having a backflow device. Weeks Plumbing has worked with BSI for several years with other communities and were already prepared to navigate their systems/requirements. Contact us to inspect your backflow, and prepare and submit the data for BSI. We’ll ensure you’re in compliance with the City of Marysville’s directives for backflows.