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Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Backflow & Why It's Required?

Potable and clean water is delivered under pressure to businesses through town water lines. Backflow is the process in which the circulation of dirty water runs through clean water lines in the opposite way. This contaminated water can contain excrement, pesticides, chemicals, fertilizers, and other hazardous toxins which can present a significant health risks.


In order to avoid this issue, a business must to have a backflow preventer as required by all municipalities. A backflow preventer is a gadget that’s mounted on your business’s water pipes which permits water to flow in one direction, but never ever in the contrary direction. Its sole task is to avoid drinking water from being contaminated as a result of backflow.


{Nevertheless, if the device stops working, the backflow will not filter into the right pipeline, leading to cross-contamination with the safe and clean water system.|If the device stops working, the backflow will not filter into the right pipeline, resulting in cross-contamination with your safe and clean water supply.


Backflow Prevention

This backflow protection gadget is generally constructed of a pair of mechanical check valves. It prevents unclean water from flowing back into the clean supply of water if a severe or an unexpected change in water pressure.


A backflow preventer will keep drinking water free and safe of pollutants when appropriately installed and is sustained properly.

Since a backflow preventer is extremely regulated by municipalities, it is suggested to have a qualified plumber near me take care of the installation.

Annual Backflow Testing

Annual backflow testing, upkeep, installation, and backflow certification of any protection device can be performed by our experts.


We will manage all the required paperwork for annual evaluation, and we will notify you when your next annual backflow testing is due. This will make sure that your property remains in excellent standings with the regional water authority.

Is anti-siphon the same as a backflow preventer?

The phrase “backflow preventer” refers to the methods that are employed to make sure that water does not rejoin the public supply of water after passing through a watering system.


An anti-siphon valve is a type of backflow preventer, for this reason it falls under the umbrella term.

Backflow Valve Testing

Backflow valves should be checked or screened on a yearly basis to maintain appropriate operation and compliance with local area codes. If backflow testing is not carried out on time, your freshwater supply may be cut off, and your local business may be fined.


Not only that it is essential for local business to get their backflow assemblies licensed each year, it is mandated by the municipalities. municipalities have legislation demanding for annual testing of the backflow assembly for any threats or flaws.

For how long do backflow preventers last?

Backflow preventers are put together to last for years. Even assemblies that has actually been in location for more than fifty years continue to safeguard water systems. Because of its age, it makes no sense to replace a working preventer simply.

How do I know if my backflow preventer is broken?

Signs that a backflow preventer repair work is required:


  • Discolored water: brown, yellow, and even pink in color.
  • Has a bad Sulphur odor.
  • Water flow could be cut off and/or sluggish.
  • You may visibly see rust particles or sediment in the water.
  • The water might have a bad taste.

Can I repair my own backflow?

Most of backflow preventer components are field-repairable. This implies that each particular component (check valve, relief valve, air intake) may be brought back by merely changing the rubber products.

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What Is A Backflow Prevention Device?

Backflow preventers keep contaminated water or chemicals from getting in the general public drinking supply of water system. Specific types of commercial properties are mandated by law to set up and take care of authorized backflow preventers.

Why Are Backflow Prevention Devices Required?

Backflow prevention devices is an essential part of The Environmental Protection Agency’s drinking water protection program. A majority types of business are lawfully mandated under municipal guidelines to be classified as putting a risk to the general public’s supply of water.

What Types Of Properties Are Required To Set Up A Backflow Prevention Device?

The following types of commercial properties are mandated to use backflow preventers unless they acquire a specific exemption from the (Department of Energy and Environmental Protection) DEP:

  • Canneries
  • Slaughterhouse / Live Poultry Processing Facilities
  • Ice Manufacturing Facilities
  • Printing Facilities
  • Supermarkets
  • Warehouses (with toxic chemical storage)
  • Commercial or Public Kitchens Businesses
  • A Property that Reuse or Recycles Water
  • Shipyards and Marinas
  • Schools and Colleges
  • Food Preparation Facilities
  • Nursing Homes
  • Barber Shops & Beauty Salons
  • Tanneries
  • Exterminators
  • Sewage treatment plants or handling facilities
  • Metal plating, cleaning, processing or fabricating facilities
  • Photo-processing facilities
  • Laundries and dry cleaners
  • Car washes
  • Greenhouses
  • Hospitals, Clinics and Laboratories (including veterinary hospitals)
  • Medical and Dental Offices
  • Funeral Parlors
  • Food processing plants and meat / fish packers
  • Dye Plants
  • Paper processors
  • Auto Repair Shops
  • Breweries

How Can I Make Sure If My Commercial Property Needs A Backflow Prevention Device?

It is suggested to call an experienced and qualified plumber near me.

, if I Am A Lessee.. Am I Responsible For A Backflow Prevention Device Setup?

No, it is the responsibility of the property owner, not the tenants, to set up backflow protection systems.

Can I Set Up A Backflow Prevention Device Myself?

No, a Professional Engineer (PE) or Registered Architect (RA) will be required for this kind of installation.

Will It Be Essential To Set Up More Than One Backflow Prevention Device?

Every water pipe leading to the property should be set up with a backflow protection device. If you are mandated to have a backflow prevention device on your property and have a number of water service lines, you should set up one on each line.

How Can I Prevent Getting An Infraction Notification?

You will not get a Notice of Violation if  the DEP has confirmation from a Licensed Master Plumber (LMP), Professional Engineer (PE), or Registered Architect (RA) mentioning that a device is in the process of being installed.

What if I have a backflow prevention device however, the DEP does not have a record of it being installed?

You should ask that your PE or RA deliver a record drawing of the backflow preventer to the DEP for approval, along with a preliminary test report of the device.

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