Backflow Prevention Services

Ensuring your current backflow prevention system is operating correctly, or having a backflow preventer installed is your first line of defense against harmful backflow from the sewer. We provide both so you are protected no matter what. 

 

Backflow prevention is a smart investment for home and business owners. We strategically install backflow preventers to protect your water supply as close to the source as possible.

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  • ANNUAL TESTING

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  • CROSS-CONNECTION, BACKFLOW PREVENTION ASSEMBLIES

  • BACKFLOW PREVENTION DEVICES

FACT:

A sewer backup can cause tens of thousands of dollars in damage to your home – not to mention the yuck factor.

Thankfully there’s a simple, cost-effective device that can ensure you never have to face a basement full of sewage: a backwater valve.

 

This clever device allows one-way flow from your home to the sewer. As soon as backflow is detected, it closes up and keeps your home safe.

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Backflow is a flowing back of water, or reversal of the normal flow. If backflow occurs in a public water system, the action can pollute or contaminate the water in that system creating a health hazard for consumers.

Typically, drinking water flows from the City’s distribution system into a property’s private water system. Backflow is the undesired reversal of water flow between the City's distribution system and a private system, due to changes in water pressure. This reversal or “backflow” can cause contaminants to enter into the drinking water distribution system.

Backflow can occur due to back siphonage or back pressure.

  • Back pressure occurs when pressure in a private water system is greater than pressure in the City’s water supply system, which may be caused by pumps, elevated tanks, temperature increases in boiler systems, and other local pressure events. This can result in water from the private system forcing its way into the City’s distribution system.

  • Back siphonage occurs when pressure in the City’s water supply system is lower than pressure in a private system, which may be caused by nearby fire-fighting or water main breaks. This reversal of pressure can pull contaminated water from the private water system into the City’s distribution system.

 

How does a drainage valve protect your property?

 

A properly installed and operational backflow prevention system keeps water from entering the basement of your home. Backflow valves prevent water from moving in the wrong direction. In the case of a flooded public sewer system, it keeps water from entering your drainage lines and bringing with it human waste, bacteria, and other contaminants.

 

How else do a backflow preventer protect your home and family?

  • Backflow prevention systems installed on hoses and sprinklers prevent pesticides and fertilizer-laced water from re-entering your home when water in the outbound system is pulled back into your home plumbing system.

  • Prevent contamination to your water supply from sewer system backflow. A flooded basement doesn’t mean the basement is the only affected area of the home. Backflow can pull contaminated water into a mainline if you don’t have a backflow prevention device to stop it. 

  • Schedule professional backflow testing to ensure your existing units are fully functioning. By the time backflow occurs it is already too late for preventative testing and maintenance. Existing damage will have to be remediated before backflow system repairs can take place or a new preventer can be installed.

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