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Jacksonville, FL 32202

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Backflow & Why It's Needed?

Safe and clean water is provided under pressure to companies via town water lines. Backflow is the process in which the flow of dirty water runs through clean water lines in the opposite direction. This polluted water can include excrement, pesticides, chemicals, fertilizers, and other harmful toxins which can cause a significant 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 business’s water pipes which allows water to flow in one path, but never in the opposite path. Its single task is to stop drinking water from being contaminated as a result of 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 Prevention

This backflow prevention device is typically constructed of a pair of mechanical check valves. It avoids unclean water from receding into the clean supply of water if a severe or a sudden change in water pressure.

 

When properly installed and is taken care of properly, a backflow preventer will keep drinking water safe and totally free of pollutants.

It is advised to have a certified plumber near me who will be able to deal with the setup since backflow assembly is extremely governed by municipalities.

Annual Backflow Testing

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

 

We will handle all the important documents for annual assessment, and we will alert you when your next annual backflow testing is due. This will guarantee that your property is in good standings with the local area water authority.

Is anti-siphon like a backflow preventer?

The phrase “backflow preventer” refers to the methods that are used to guarantee that water does not rejoin the public supply of water after going through a watering system.

 

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

Backflow Valve Screening

Backflow valves need to be checked or screened on an annual basis to maintain appropriate operation and compliance with local area codes. If backflow screening is not conducted on time, your freshwater supply might be cut off, and your organization might be fined.

 

Not only that it is crucial for businesses to get their backflow assemblies accredited each year, it is mandated by the municipalities. municipalities have legislation demanding for annual screening of the backflow assembly for any threats or defects.

For how long do backflow preventers last?

Backflow preventers are designed to last for years. Even assemblies that has been in place for more than fifty years continue to protect water systems. It makes no sense to change a working preventer just because of its age.

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

Indications that a backflow preventer repair work is required:

 

  • Discolored water: brown, yellow, and even pink in color.
  • Has a bad Sulphur odor.
  • Water stream could be slow and/or cut off.
  • You might noticeably see rust particles or sediment in the water.
  • The water could have a bad taste.

Can I fix my own backflow preventer?

Most of backflow preventer components are field-repairable. This implies that each individual component (check valve, relief valve, air consumption) might be restored by simply changing the rubber products.

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What Is A Backflow Prevention Device?

Backflow preventers keep polluted water or chemicals from going into the general public drinking supply of water system. Certain types of businesses are mandated by law to set up and care for authorized backflow preventers.

Why Are Backflow Prevention Devices Required?

Backflow prevention devices is an crucial part of The Environmental Protection Agency’s drinking water safety program. Many types of business are legally mandated under municipal rules to be categorized as presenting a threat to the general public’s supply of water.

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

The following types of businesses are mandated to use 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 Needs A Backflow Prevention Device?

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

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

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

Can I Set Up A Backflow Prevention Device Myself?

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

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

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

How Can I Avoid Getting An Infraction Notice?

Contact Us. You will not get a Notification of Violation if  the DEP has verification from a Licensed Master Plumber (LMP), Professional Engineer (PE), or Registered Architect (RA) mentioning that a device is in the process of being installed.

What if I have a backflow prevention device but the DEP does not have a record of it being installed?

You need to ask that your PE or RA provide a record drawing of the backflow preventer to the DEP for approval, in addition to a preliminary test report of the device.

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