Backflow Prevention Service in Lake Worth, West Palm Beach and Palm Beach, FL
You’ve probably heard the word “backflow” said by plumbing contractors before but had no idea what it meant. Thankfully, you don’t have to be an expert in backflow to keep it from becoming an issue in your home. Simply call us here at General Plumbing, Lake Worth, Palm Beach and West Palm Beach’s premier provider of backflow prevention.
Backflow refers to the instances in which water from potentially contaminated sources flows into a clean water supply. Without adequate backflow prevention, this can present some health and safety hazards to you and your family. Luckily, General Plumbing can provide quality backflow prevention testing to help determine if this problem with your system.
Backflow is caused by pressure gradients along a piping system. Backpressure occurs when the pressure in the user system is higher than that of the supply system. That high pressure pushes contaminants back into the water supply. The other cause of changes in water flow is back siphonage caused by reduced pressure zones in the supply pipes. Non-return valves and reduced pressure backflow preventers are installed within the system for the purpose of both backpressure and backflow prevention.
Quality Service Provided by Quality Backflow Prevention Specialists
Like other plumbing system features, backpressure and backflow prevention systems can present problems to homeowners if left unchecked. Annual routine backflow prevention testing is required to check for wear and tear in the vital parts of your water and sewer backflow prevention systems.
Thanks to our many years of experience as backflow prevention specialists, we have a strong working knowledge of those systems and tools in place to prevent backflow. We’re also well-versed in local water and sewer backflow prevention certification requirements and can provide you with comprehensive backflow prevention testing to make sure your system is up to code.
When do you need to install a backflow prevention device?
Your landscape has all kinds of nasty things in it that will make you sick if you drink them. Irrigation water is officially considered a contaminant that creates a health hazard. This is rather than just a pollutant (is objectionable in color or odor). What’s in irrigation water? How about toxic chemicals (fertilizers, pesticides, etc.) and animal waste? (Not that I want to gross you out, but every day millions of dogs lift their legs in a fond salute to their favorite sprinkler head!) These things can and WILL come back up your irrigation pipes and into your drinking water if you don’t stop them. The purpose of the backflow preventer is to protect you when the valve breaks or leaks, which all valves will do eventually.
How do I schedule testing for my backflow prevention device?
That’s an easy one. Call the experienced backflow prevention experts at General Plumbing. Thanks to our many years of experience as backflow prevention specialists, we know those systems better than most companies. Not only that, we have the tools in place to prevent backflow. We’re also well-versed in local water and sewer backflow prevention certification requirements. We can provide you with comprehensive backflow prevention testing to make sure your system is up to code. For more information on just how we can provide you with city water and sewer backflow prevention, call at 561-420-0442 today.
What do I do if I receive a notice in the mail that my backflow device is not working?
If your letter is titled “TESTING OF BACKFLOW PREVENTION ASSEMBLY ANNUAL RECERTIFICATION,” you need to arrange for testing of your backflow preventer. The tester will report your test results to us through the secured website. Testing has to be completed within thirty (30) days from the date of the letter.
If your letter is titled “Final Notice for the Testing of your Backflow Prevention Assembly” you have seven days to notify Cross Connection Control office whether backflow prevention testing has been completed. If backflow preventer is still out of compliance in 7 days, the County’s contract plumber will be scheduled to perform the inspections.
If you received a certified letter titled “Failed Backflow Assembly” your backflow preventer failed annual inspection and needed to be repaired or replaced and re-certified within thirty (30) days. Call General Plumbing immediately and we will help.
Here to Help You
Whether it be backpressure or backflow prevention, you can rest assured that we’re equipped to provide it. Our team of backflow prevention specialists here at General Plumbing has seen just about every backflow issue you can imagine. That experience has left us prepared to handle any job you can throw at us. For more information on just how we can provide you with city water and sewer backflow prevention, call us at 561-420-0442 today.