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8919 New Falls Rd,

Levittown, PA 19054

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Backflow & Why It's Required?

Safe and clean water is transported under pressure to businesses through local 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 include excrement, pesticides, chemicals, fertilizers, and other unsafe toxins which can lead to a major health threats.

 

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 company’s water pipes which permits water to stream in one path, but never in the opposite path. Its sole task is to avoid drinking water from being polluted because of backflow.

 

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

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Backflow Protection

This backflow prevention tool is usually constructed of a pair of mechanical check valves. It prevents filthy water from receding into the clean water supply if a serious or an unexpected change in water pressure.

 

When properly set up and is maintained properly, a backflow preventer will keep drinking water free and safe of impurities.

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

Yearly Backflow Testing

Yearly backflow testing, upkeep, setup, and backflow certification of any safety device can be performed by our experts.

 

We will manage all the needed documents for yearly inspection, and we will inform you when your next yearly backflow testing is due. This will ensure that your property is in proper standings with the local water authority.

Is anti-siphon like a backflow preventer?

The phrase “backflow preventer” refers to the procedures that are employed to ensure that water does not rejoin the public water supply after passing through an irrigation system.

 

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

Backflow Valve Testing

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

 

Not just that it is essential for local business to get their backflow assemblies licensed each year, it is required by the municipalities. municipalities have legislation requiring for yearly testing of the backflow assembly for any dangers or flaws.

How long do backflow preventers last?

Backflow preventers are constructed to last for years. Even assemblies that has been in location for more than fifty years continue to safeguard water supply. It makes no sense to replace a working preventer just because of its age.

How do I know if my backflow preventer is malfunctioning?

Signs that a backflow preventer service is needed:

 

  • Discolored water: brown, yellow, or perhaps pink in color.
  • Has a bad Sulphur smell.
  • Water stream could be disturbed 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 preventer?

Most of backflow preventer parts are field-repairable. This suggests that each particular component (check valve, relief valve, air consumption) might be restored by simply replacing the rubber products.

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What Is A Backflow Prevention Device?

Backflow preventers keep contaminated water or chemicals from going into the public drinking water supply system. Specific types of companies are obligated by law to set up and take care of authorized backflow preventers.

Why Are Backflow Prevention Devices Mandated?

Backflow prevention devices is an essential element of The Environmental Protection Agency’s drinking water safety program. A majority types of business are lawfully obligated under municipal rules to be categorized as putting a danger to the public’s water supply.

What Kind of Properties Are Mandated To Install A Backflow Prevention Device?

The following types of companies are obligated to utilize backflow preventers unless they get an unique 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 Requires A Backflow Prevention Device?

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

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

No, it is the duty of the property owner, not the renters, to set up backflow protection equipment.

Can I Install A Backflow Prevention Device Myself?

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

Will It Be Required To Install More Than One Backflow Prevention Device?

Every water pipe leading to the property should be equipped 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 property and have a number of water service lines.

How Can I Avoid Getting An Offense Notice?

Contact Us. You will not get a Notification of Violation 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 yet the DEP does not have a record of it being set up?

You must request that your PE or RA deliver a record drawing of the backflow preventer to the DEP for approval, along with an initial test report of the device.

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