Portland Plumber: Do You Have a Backflow Device Installed?

3 Mountains Plumbing has recently been receiving several calls regarding the installation and repairs of backflow devices in the greater Portland, Oregon area.

Backflow prevention devices serve to protect water from contamination. Backflow devices are essential in keeping your home’s water supply separate from the city’s water–something that is required according to Portland’s plumbing code in certain circumstances. Still, many Portland-area homes are unfortunately without this backflow device.

How Does this Happen?

Some Portland-area homeowners simply do not even know what a backflow device is, let alone that one might be legally required. Some much older homes may never have had these devices installed in the first place, but now they have become necessary at any home with an irrigation system.

What Should You Do?

  • Check the code and know the law: Ideally, you would do this before purchasing a home, but if not, it’s best to be informed sooner rather than later about the particulars of your city and your neighborhood.
  • Contact a knowledgeable and experienced plumber who knows how to install these devices: 3 Mountains Plumbing has been serving the greater Portland area for over a decade and knows which neighborhoods are especially sensitive to the needs of backflow devices. We only employ licensed journeymen plumbers who come prepared and know how to neatly and efficiently get the job done right.
  • Find a plumber who offers a warranty: As always 3 Mountains Plumbing provides warranties on all parts and services.

3 Mountains Plumbing is a safety-conscious plumbing company and so we encourage you to be proactive about backflow devices. Give us a call to find out how we can help you, your family, and your Portland home.

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