Periodic testing of backflow prevention devices is an essential service when it comes to the ongoing health and cleanliness of potable water. Our Expert plumbers in Kansas City can supply high-quality backflow device installation and maintenance as well as rigorous testing.
Backflow refers to wastewater that has made its way back into your potable water supply. Often caused by an unexpected change in water pressure, the flow of used, nonpotable water reverses and creates what is known as a cross connection (where potable and nonpotable water meet). Backflow is often contaminated with waste, bacteria, chemical residue or other pollutants.
These substances can pose a serious risk to your health and safety, and that’s why backflow testing and prevention devices are so important. Whether you’re protecting your family or the public, professional backflow tests from Expert plumbers help keep you safe.
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Backflow and the subsequent cross connection can happen wherever your non-potable plumbing system meets the water lines. As such, many different types of fixtures and appliances are at risk, including:
For commercial properties like industrial facilities, equipment such as boilers, chemical mixing tanks and laboratory equipment are vulnerable to backflow, etc.
Backflow preventers stop contaminants from entering the public water supply and posing a health risk to the community. Backflow prevention is vital because it helps to ensure that the municipal water supply remains safe and free of contaminants.
There are several types of backflow preventers, including:
The type of backflow preventer you need depends on your building’s plumbing system as well as the most common contaminants the plumbing is vulnerable to. Expert backflow prevention services should always help determine the most appropriate make and model for your needs.
Your home may have an RPZ or Reduced Pressure Zone. The zone’s consistent pressure serves as a backflow prevention device to prevent contaminants from flowing backward. At Neal Harris Service Experts, our certified testers specialize in:
Since preventing trouble is often easier than repairing it, you should try to have your RPZ valve inspected annually as recommended.
Backflow preventers typically need to be tested once a year to ensure that they are functioning correctly, although the ultimate maintenance needs depend on the type of backflow preventer you have and its current condition.
Backflow preventers are complex technical devices, meaning installation is best left to a professional with the right tools and experience. Our backflow prevention specialists will ensure that the device is installed correctly and meets all relevant regulations and standards.
Costs depend on several factors. You should think about the type of backflow preventer you need and the complexity of your property’s plumbing system as well as the cost of any needed parts and labor. Call us at 816-787-0500 for a free quote.
There are several signs that may indicate that your backflow preventer is not working correctly including:
If you notice any of these signs, it is important to contact a professional backflow prevention service provider as soon as possible.
Without a backflow prevention device, the backflow may contaminate your supply of potable water. This contamination could also enter the public water supply, posing a risk for the entire community. This could leave you exposed to health or legal consequences depending on the significance of the situation.
The regulations and codes that require backflow prevention systems vary by jurisdiction. In some areas, they are required by law for certain types of plumbing systems or for plumbing made to handle specific contaminants. A specialized backflow prevention service provider can help review any applicable regulations for your plumbing system.
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