Protect Your Stonybrook Home with a Double Check Valve

Spring has finally arrived! As you’re letting the sunlight in and preparing for the warm weather, the plumbing professionals at Outstanding would like to remind you to protect your Long Island home from irrigation backflow. A double check valve from the Stonybrook plumbing experts at Outstanding can help you prevent backflow and eliminate this risk to your family’s health!

What Is Irrigation Backflow, and Why Should You Prevent It?

Your yard’s irrigation and sprinkler system waters your lawn to keep it looking healthy and full all summer long. However, heavy rains and snow melt (which we’re going to be seeing a lot of this April) can cause the flow of water to reverse, drawing water back into your home. The water on your yard is made unsanitary by a host of common contaminants, including:

  • Pesticides
  • Fertilization Chemicals
  • Animal Waste
  • Liquid Sewage from Cesspools

You do not want that dirty water coming back in through your waterways! Irrigation backflow poses a serious through to the cleanliness of your home and the health of your family. So this spring, as a part of your spring cleaning checklist, remember to invest in a double check valve (DCV) for your home!

How Does a Double Check Valve (DCV) Work?

Many homeowners in Long Island believe they are protected from irrigation backflow by a check valve, but this device only monitors pressure on one side. A double check valve monitors pressure at both sides of your irrigation system — one for your home, and one for your yard. When the sides become unbalanced, the DCV automatically shuts the line to avoid back-pressure, giving you:

  • Better Protection
  • A Healthier Irrigation System
  • 100% Peace of Mind

The professionals at Outstanding Plumbing, Heating, and Air, can help you protect your home and your family’s health by installing a double check valve that’s guaranteed to last. Call to request DCV installation today, and make your home ready for spring!

Other Spring Reminders from Outstanding Plumbing

Aside from the double check valve, Outstanding Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning can help you prepare for spring and summer with a variety of other services. Here are some other reminders that ought to appear on your spring cleaning checklist as well:

  • Sump Pump Services– April showers (and snow melt) bring May flowers — and basement flooding! Prevent a water damage disaster this year by calling the professionals. We provide sump pump inspection, maintenance, repair, and replacement service to ensure you have fully operational primary and back-up sump pumps to protect your home.
  • A/C Tune-Up– Manufacturers and experts alike recommend that every AC unit receive an AC tune-up once a year. Professional AC maintenance can dramatically reduce the risk of AC failure over the course of a summer — but it’s not just a preventative measure. An AC tune-up from the experts at Outstanding Plumbing will ensure superior efficiency, monthly savings, and better performance all summer long. Call to schedule your own AC tune-up today!
  • Water Heater Replacement– New water heater regulations go into effect in just one week! As of April 15th, the water heater model currently in your home will no longer be in production — this is because the energy efficiency standards for water heaters will be officially raised. The new high efficiency models will be larger and more expensive to install. If your current water heater breaks, you will have to upgrade. However, you can avoid the hassle of this installation by getting water heater replacement for your old, faulty water heater from Outstanding now rather than waiting until your current model breaks!

How can Outstanding Plumbing help you to have a better-than-great spring? Call to schedule service today!

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