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Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Backflow & Why It's Required?

Drinkable and clean water is supplied under pressure to businesses by means of municipal water lines. Backflow is the process in which the flow of unclean water runs through clean water lines in the opposite direction. This contaminated water can contain excrement, pesticides, chemicals, fertilizers, and other unsafe toxins which can lead to a significant health threats.

 

In order to avoid this problem, a business must to have a backflow preventer as required by all local municipalities. A backflow preventer is a gadget that’s mounted on your company’s water pipes which allows water to stream in one path, yet never in the contrary path. Its sole purpose is to avoid drinking water from being contaminated due to backflow.

 

{However, if the device stops working, the backflow will not filter into the correct pipeline, resulting in cross-contamination with the potable water system.|If the device stops working, the backflow will not filter into the correct pipeline, resulting in cross-contamination with your potable water supply.

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Backflow Protection

This backflow prevention device is generally constructed out of a set of mechanical check valves. It prevents unclean water from receding into the clean supply of water if a extreme or an abrupt shift in water pressure.

 

A backflow preventer will keep drinking water free and safe of pollutants when effectively set up and is cared for properly.

Since a backflow preventer is extremely regulated by municipalities, it is recommended to have a certified plumber near me take care of the setup.

Annual Backflow Testing

Annual backflow testing, upkeep, setup, and backflow certification of any protection device can be carried out by our specialists.

 

We will manage all the required paperwork for annual assessment, and we will inform you when your next annual backflow testing is due. This will make sure that your building remains in good standings with the local area water authority.

Is anti-siphon like a backflow preventer?

The phrase “backflow preventer” refers to the techniques that are employed to make sure that water does not rejoin the public supply of water after traveling through an irrigation system.

 

An anti-siphon valve is a kind of backflow preventer, hence it falls under the umbrella term.

Backflow Valve Screening

Backflow valves must be checked or screened on an annual basis to preserve appropriate operation and compliance with local codes. If backflow testing is not performed on time, your freshwater supply might be disrupted, and your company might be fined.

 

Not just that it is essential for companies to get their backflow assemblies accredited each year, it is mandated by the local municipalities. local municipalities have legislation demanding for annual testing of the backflow assembly for any threats or defects.

For how long do backflow preventers last?

Backflow preventers are put together to last for years. Even assemblies that has remained in place for more than fifty years continue to protect water supply. Because of its age, it makes no sense to replace a working preventer just.

How do I know if my backflow preventer is not working?

Signs that a backflow preventer repair is needed:

 

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

Can I fix my own backflow?

Most of backflow preventer components are field-repairable. This means that each individual component (check valve, relief valve, air intake) might be brought back by just replacing the rubber products.

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What Is A Backflow Prevention Device?

Backflow preventers keep contaminated water or chemicals from entering the public drinking supply of water system. A number of kinds of commercial properties are required by law to set up and care for authorized backflow preventers.

Why Are Backflow Prevention Devices Required?

Backflow prevention devices is an essential part of The Environmental Safety Agency’s drinking water protection program. Some types of business are legally required under municipal guidelines to be classified as presenting a risk to the public’s supply of water.

What Kind of Properties Are Obligated To Set Up A Backflow Prevention Device?

The following kinds of commercial properties are required to use backflow preventers unless they acquire a special 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 Certain If My Building Requires A Backflow Prevention Device?

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

, if I Am A Tenant.. Am I Responsible For A Backflow Prevention Device Installation?

No, it is the obligation of the building owner, not the leaseholders, to set up backflow protection equipment.

Can I Set Up A Backflow Prevention Device Myself?

No, a Professional Engineer (PE) or Registered Architect (RA) will be needed for this type of setup.

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

Every water pipe leading to the building must be set up with a backflow protection device. You must set up one on each line if you are mandated to have a backflow prevention device on your building and have multiple water service lines.

How Can I Avoid Getting An Infraction Notification?

Contact Us. You will not get a Notification of Offense if  the DEP has confirmation from a Licensed Master Plumber (LMP), Professional Engineer (PE), or Registered Architect (RA) explaining that a device is in the process of being set up.

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

You must request that your PE or RA provide a record drawing of the backflow preventer to the DEP for approval, together with a preliminary test report of the device.

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