WHAT IS BACKFLOW?
Backflow is when contamination and pollution invade a water supply during a low water pressure occurrence. It can be highly dangerous to domestic water systems, and therefore backflow prevention devices must be installed and tested on a yearly basis to prevent this critical situation.
Since water is kept at a significant amount of pressure that lets it travel to your homes and business, there’s always the danger that if there is a fall in pressurization, such as a broken pipe. This loss of pressure can cause contaminated water from outside your water system to be sucked into the system. This occurrence is just like a syphon.
To prevent this highly dangerous situation form happening to your water system, a backflow prevention device is installed. Backflow prevention devices include air gaps, check valves, and pressure vacuum breaker assemblies. What you need to know when having these installed is that backflow assemblies always have the potential to break and make your tap water system vulnerable to backflow. In order to assure this doesn’t happen to you, backflow prevention devices must be tested every year. All water departments require that this yearly testing is reported to them from a certified Backflow tester. Backflow testing is quite simple, but it must conducted by a professional to assure that your water system remains safer for a longer period of time.
Backflow testing from the team at Henry Bush Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning gives you peace of mind in knowing that you’re not susceptible to contaminated drinking and bathing water. Backflow preventers have several internal moving parts, as well as seals and springs that are subject to wear and tear over time. While a visual check of some backflow preventers may be sufficient. Yearly Backflow testing is required on all mechanical backflow preventers. Henry Bush Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning has the equipment and the certified staff to test your backflow prevention device with carefully calibrated equipment that assures that your equipment is fully functional. If a backflow test fails, Henry Bush is fully equipped to repair or replace your backflow prevention device with a new one if necessary.
Additionally, our partnership with all of the local water providers in your area allows us to have a full understanding of local water requirements, so that we can assure the backflow testing we perform meets the standards that are set by your local water purveyor. Finally, we’ll keep your transaction with Henry Bush Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning on hand, so if there’s ever another issue, we have a full history of any repairs or replacements made to your backflow prevention device. Take the annoying work out of yearly backflow testing and allow Henry Bush Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning to keep you on schedule and keep your backflow prevention device in check and fully functional with our professional backflow testing services.