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What To Do If The Backflow Valve Stops Working

Updated: Jan 9, 2021

Water is supposed to flow into the home, but when your backflow valve stops working, water can also flow backward and contaminate the water supply. A backflow valve is crucial for your home, and if it stops working, the health of you and your family is put at risk.

So, how do you know if your backflow valve has stopped working?

  1. The home’s water is discolored. If you see brown, yellow, or even pink, do not use the water. This is a sure sign of backflow failure.

  2. A harsh sulfur smell. Does the water smell of sulfur? Your water should be odorless.

  3. Sediments of rust or dirt in the water. The water should be clear. If you see and feel specks of brown or black specks in the water, it’s likely dirt or rust particles.

  4. The water flow is slow. If the water flow is slow or sputtery, that could indicate a backflow issue.

  5. The water tastes bad. When the water has an abnormal taste, that’s a clear indication that something is off.

If you see any of these signs, consider it an emergency. You need clean water for your home to function properly, and if the backflow valve is compromised, you need to swiftly get it repaired. Atlas Backflow is your source of quality backflow services from repairs to installations. If you’re having issues, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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