What is a backflow?
Backflow is a reverse flow of water from your house pipe to main water supply pipe as opposed to the conventional flow of water from main supply pipe to your house pipe. This house pipe could be your drinking water pipe, irrigation pipe, tank pipe, etc. Backflow preventer installation is an effective solution to this problem.
Why does the water flow backward?
It flows backward due to siphonage, that is when the pressure becomes low in the main water supply pipe, the water of the house pipe, connected to a water tank immersed in a water tank flows back and mixes with the water in the main supply pipe.
Low pressure in the pipes can be attributed to factors including but not limited to below par construction by the water department, use by a fire fighter, or freezing of the pipe. Other reasons for backflow may be bursting of the pipe or installation of several hydrants on the same pipeline for any purposes, including the irrigation system. Here the irrigation system means a sprinkler which waters a garden or a green roof. When no water flows from the main supply pipe to the sprinkler, pressure loss causes backflow of water logging around the sprinkler, which may cause contamination of drinking water supply with pesticides and fertilizers used in the garden.
In other words, backflow caused due to higher downward pressure compared to the upward pressure, results in chemical contamination of drinking water, and hence ruins health. It is especially important for people with gardens to have backflow preventer installation for their own health concerns. It is equally important in any water based business such as car wash, dry cleaners, swimming pools, dental offices, and restaurants for maintenance of public health and safety. All in all, backflow is not something to be taken lightly.
When it comes to the backflow preventer installation in your homes or in your businesses, or when it comes to any backflow issues, Everest Drain and Plumbing does it right with our highly professional service. To our credit, many backflow preventer installation by us have been passed by the city inspectors without any issues. Mixed water, as said above, is not good for health, so Everest Drain and Plumbing wants you to have a good health by providing backflow preventer installation in affordable prices.
Everest Plumbing and Drain has licensed plumbers who have been working in their field for many years, as well as it has different types of backflow preventers, such as double check backflow preventer, atmospheric vacuum breaker, anti-siphon valve, and the latest ones. After an extensive research, Everest Drain and Plumbing does right kind of backflow preventer installation for you. Side by side, it has the latest kits which it uses to test the backflow annually.
If your backflow preventer fails an annual test, then you must either replace or repair it; otherwise, water department will disconnect you from the water grid. After checking your backflow preventer, Everest Drain and Plumbing will send the paperwork to the Water District, so that you can receive a continuous supply of water without paying a fine. The testing of backflow preventer normally consists of testing of cocks and valves.
Call us today at 416-383-7378 and let us help you at the time when you need backflow preventer installation service.
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