What Exactly is a Backflow Device and Why Does it Need to be Tested?

Backflow devices are required to be installed for any home or building with a fire or irrigation system.  These systems have the potential to hold stagnant, bacteria contaminated, water.  Backflow devices contain a valve that prevents those contaminants from flowing in…

What Exactly is a Backflow Device and Why Does it Need to be Tested?

Backflow devices are required to be installed for any home or building with a fire or irrigation system. These systems have the potential to hold stagnant, bacteria contaminated, water. Backflow devices contain a valve that prevents those contaminants from flowing into the clean water supply, due to negative pressure.

 

 

There are several reasons why negative pressures might exist within a fire or irrigation system, a hydrant may be in use due to fire or flush, there could be a leak within your homes plumbing system and even an imbalance in water usage between neighbors.
When this type of negative pressure exists, the backflow device, when working properly, guards’ residents and patrons from contaminated water being sucked back into the clean supply. Therefore, these devices should be tested annually to verify proper defense from contamination.
GreenWorks’ expert technicians offer a premier service for backflow testing, repair and replacement, with affordable pricing, quick service and completion of paperwork!

 

 

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    2019-07-12T08:15:24+00:00Nov 10, 2018|GreenWorks Inspections|0 Comments