What is backflow?
Backflow is an undesired reverse movement of contaminated liquid into the central pipeline or plumbing system from a property plumbing system. Cross-connection happens when the contaminated liquid comes in contact with the central water supply. To prevention a cross connection, the correct backflow blocking devices must be placed. Cross contamination is dangerous to the main supply of water, so this is important.
What is a backflow prevention device?
A backflow prevention device is an attachment that is designed to prevent backflow. Many types of backflow prevention devices require regular testing to ensure they continue to work correctly
Benefits of Backflow Prevention Devices
This is a mechanical plumbing device that’s connected pipes where clean water accesses your property’s pipe system. The device relies on a specially devised valve or an air gap to prevent the flow of liquid from shifting.
In general, city management requires that homeowners install a backflow preventer in their plumbing system.
Why is backflow prevention important?
Clean water that joins regulations leaving the water treatment facility can become contaminated in the distribution (pipeline) system by backflow when:
A clean water distribution main is not safe because of the lack of a correctly installed and working backflow prevention device on the service connection at the customer's supply. A physical cross connection is made between the clean water distribution main and a contaminant source. Backflow circumstances happen.
Each municipality requires each device to be tested annually and can fine or turn off customers water in non-compliance situations and we can help them with that, and get them compliant and make sure the device is functioning properly