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301 W Platt St,

Tampa, FL. 33606

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Backflow & Why It's Required?

Safe and clean water is supplied under pressure to businesses through municipal water lines. Backflow is the process in which the flow of unclean water runs through clean water lines in the opposite direction. This dirty water can consist of excrement, pesticides, chemicals, fertilizers, and other unsafe toxins which can cause a major health risks.

 

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 device that’s set up on your business’s water pipes which enables water to flow in one path, yet never ever in the opposite path. Its single purpose is to prevent drinking water from being polluted due to backflow.

 

{However, if the device fails, the backflow will not filter into the correct pipeline, leading to cross-contamination with the drinkable water supply.|If the device fails, the backflow will not filter into the correct pipeline, resulting in cross-contamination with your drinkable water supply.

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Backflow Protection

This backflow prevention tool is usually constructed of a pair of mechanical check valves. It avoids filthy water from receding into the clean water system if a sudden or severe change in water pressure.

 

A backflow preventer will keep drinking water safe and totally free of impurities when effectively set up and is taken care of properly.

It is suggested to have a qualified plumber near me who will be able to take care of the setup because backflow assembly is highly regulated by local municipalities

Yearly Backflow Testing

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

 

We will manage all the required paperwork for annual inspection, and we will alert you when your next annual backflow testing is due. This will guarantee that your property remains in good standings with the local water authority.

Is anti-siphon the same as a backflow preventer?

The phrase “backflow preventer” refers to the methods that are used to guarantee that water does not rejoin the public water system after going 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 Screening

Backflow valves should be checked or screened on a yearly basis to preserve proper operation and compliance with local area codes. If backflow screening is not performed on time, your freshwater supply might be cut off, and your organization might be fined.

 

Not only that it is important for organizations to get their backflow assemblies certified each year, it is required by the local municipalities. local municipalities have legislation demanding for annual screening of the backflow assembly for any risks or defects.

For how long do backflow preventers last?

Backflow preventers are constructed to last for years. Even assemblies that has actually remained in location for more than fifty years continue to safeguard water supply. Because of its age, it makes no sense to change a working preventer simply.

How do I know if my backflow preventer is malfunctioning?

Signs that a backflow preventer repair work is needed:

 

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

Can I repair my own backflow preventer?

The majority of backflow preventer components are field-repairable. This indicates that each specific component (check valve, relief valve, air intake) might be brought back by just changing the rubber products.

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What Is A Backflow Prevention Device?

Backflow preventers keep dirty water or chemicals from getting in the general public drinking water system system. A number of kinds of industries are obligated by law to set up and take care of authorized backflow preventers.

Why Are Backflow Prevention Devices Required?

Backflow prevention devices is an important component of The Environmental Safety Agency’s drinking water safety program. Certain types of business are legally obligated under municipal guidelines to be classified as putting a danger to the general public’s water system.

What Types Of Properties Are Obligated To Install A Backflow Prevention Device?

The following kinds of industries are obligated to utilize backflow preventers unless they obtain an exclusive 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 suggested to call an experienced and qualified plumber near me.

If I Am A Leaseholder. Am I Responsible For A Backflow Prevention Device Installation?

No, it is the obligation of the property owner, not the tenants, 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 Needed To Install 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 several water service lines, you should set up one on each line.

How Can I Prevent Getting An Offense Notification?

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 but the DEP does not have a record of it being set up?

You should ask that your PE or RA provide a record drawing of the backflow preventer to the DEP for approval, together with an initial test report of the device.

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