“Backflow” is the reversal of the normal course of water through a water route like pipe or drain. When backflow occurs, contaminants in non-potable sources such as drains and sewage or chemical fertilizer-infused water from garden irrigation supply get into the water supply through cross-connection posing a great health risk to yourself and your family. A cross-connection is any connection between drinking water supply and sources of non-potable water. Controlling cross-connection is very important for ensuring safe and clean drinking water in home or offices. Everest Plumbing and Drain is an old, certified name associated with backflow prevention Toronto.
Backflow is often the result of one of following these two ways:
Back-pressure: Back-pressure occurs when the pressure on the customer’s side of the connection is greater than City’s water supply system, and this deferential pressure ( the difference between greater and lower pressure) pushes water back into the main water supply system.
Back siphonage: Siphonage results when there is significant drop in pressure in main distribution pipes. Removal of large amount of water from the system (for instance, due to water main break or firefighting) causes such abrupt drop in pressure, which can pull water back into the system from nearby connection. Contaminated water in nearby system contaminates the water supply of a large area.
Backflow Prevention Toronto: Because of the risk of water contamination and associated health hazards, cities have placed regulations for backflow preventer installation. Currently, Industrial, Commercial, Institutional (ICI) properties, and multi-residential properties of five or more units, where there is a greater potential for backflow and contamination to the water supply, are required to install backflow prevention devices under the city laws of Toronto.
Various kinds of backflow prevention devices are available in the market. Certified Backflow Prevention Specialists determine the type of appropriate device based on the degree of contamination. Everest Drain & Plumbing has certified specialists who can test and install backflow prevention devices. As Everest is the name that pops into everyone’s mind when they think of backflow prevention Toronto. As Toronto’s local plumbers, we are available 24/7 to provide any emergency plumbing needs.
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