Prime Plumbing can Install, Repair, and Certify Your Backflow Device!
In many locations, a backflow device is required on water supply lines entering your home or office. In addition, existing backflow devices must be inspected annually to verify their operations. These regulations exist to protect the public's safety. Prime Plumbing provides inspection certifications required by law and will submit the certification for you and leave you with a copy. In most instances, you don't even need to be there.
What is Backflow?
Backflow is the undesirable reversal of the flow of water from its intended direction in any pipeline or plumbing system. Backflow is dangerous because it can allow drinking water in plumbing systems to become contaminated and unusable. Backflow contamination can have hazardous or even fatal results. It is essential that backflow prevention programs be put in place and maintained on an ongoing basis.
Is it really important to prevent backflow?
Absolutely! The State of Florida requires all public water systems to operate an on-going program to protect the public water supply from contamination from possible cross connections. The most effective method for the water utility to meet this requirement is to require customers to install a backflow preventer on the main supply line to their property or facility, thus protecting the community water system from any cross connections that may be present inside a customer's plumbing system. All water users benefit from an active, on-going cross connection control program that includes the installation of backflow preventers.
What is a Backflow Preventer?
Backflow preventers are mechanical plumbing devices installed in a plumbing system to prevent water from flowing backward in the system. A properly installed, tested and maintained backflow preventer at the service entrance to a building or property can reliably prevent the backflow of water of an unknown quality from flowing back into the community water system.