How to Maintain a Check Valve

The best way to maintain a check valve properly is follow the recommendations of the manufacturer especially where repairs or replacements are involved.

For the proper maintenance of your installed check valve, it is always best to follow the recommendations of the manufacturer especially where repairs or replacements are involved. This is because different products are made of different materials and parts; and therefore, must be maintained differently. However, there are some common maintenance steps that you can undertake on your own to compliment the proper procedures prescribed by the manufacturer.

The control valves installed in your basement or any part of your home that are installed as protection from sewage backflows must be regularly inspected and tested just to make sure that they are working properly. As in any other mechanical devices, the valves are also subject to normal wear and tear. Regular maintenance checks will provide the opportunity to identify possible problems so they can immediately be addressed before they get worse.

Refer to the manual that came with the product for the inspection and testing procedures, intervals, and replacement of parts if necessary. If there are any procedures which you are not comfortable in doing yourself, you may seek the help of a contractor to do the job for you. This is much better than taking the risk of doing more damage to your one way valve assemblies.

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