MyJobQuote Logomyjobquote
  • Post a Job
  • Trade Signup
  • Ask a Trade
  • Cost Guides
  • About
  • Login
  • Over 1 million homeowners and over 30,000 tradespeople
    use MyJobQuote nationwide each year

    Post a Job or Sign up as a trade
    Post a Job or Sign up as a trade

    Ask a Tradesman

    How do I protect myself from backflow?

    Plumbers

    How do I protect myself from backflow?

    Asked by Lou on 10th May 2022
    Share this question
    Velocity Plumbing and Heating

    "Since there are a variety of backflow prevention devices it really depends on the situation. These might take the form of an actual 'air gap' or a mechanical backflow prevention device such as a 'double-check' valve, which is required when installing a garden tap to prevent potential backflow of contaminated water into the water supply. The gap between the tap outlet on your kitchen sink and the spill-over level of the sink are designed to prevent backflow. The water regulations manual details all the situations and the required devices for each installation. There are numerous mechanical backflow devices and I would suggest consulting a qualified plumber or the water regulations manual itself when deciding on the type of backflow device required."

    Answered on 12th Jun 2022 - Member since May 2022 - report
    Harrow Plumbing & Harrow Homes maintenance

    "Backflow is caused by sudden water pressure drop or unwanted reversal of water flow instead of pushing water out of our taps, it is sucked back in"

    Answered on 10th May 2022 - Member since Sep 2021 - report

    Ask a Trade

    Got a question that only a tradesperson can answer? We have thousands of trades ready to answer any question you may have.

    Ask your Question

    Related questions

    Ready to get a price for your home improvement project?

    get started
    x

    Report Content