A backflow device known as an RPZ valve is installed into your plumbing system by your local plumber in Mokena to protect your drinking water from contaminants. Reduced Pressure Zone valves (RPZ valves) are required when a house or building is equipped with an irrigation system. Contaminants can enter an irrigation system through fertilizer or pesticides that are sprayed onto lawns. One of the biggest contamination risks to the water supply is from backflow which happens when there is a sudden lowering of water pressure in the plumbing system. The lowering of pressure causes water to flow in the opposite direction and can take contaminated water from appliances and put it back into the drinking water supply.
Another cause of low pressure can be a water main that has burst or the use of a local fire hydrant. These valves are crucial to the integrity of your home’s plumbing system and the safety of its residents. That is why it is important to make sure you have it tested annually as required by state law.Our team is licensed and certified to help you with your RPZ requirements. Whether you need expert installation, service or repair, our team of highly skilled specialists will help make your plumbing system work better. As a homeowner, the last thing you want to do is to put your friends and family at risk with something as important and vital as drinking water! Let us do the work and you can put your mind at ease.