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Home » Services » Commercial- Backflow Prevention Device Replacement & Installation
The key to keep your business premises’ plumbing system work properly is preventative maintenance and monitoring. It’s important that every commercial business owner in Toronto needs to hire the commercial plumbing expert to inspect the system and be able to identify common devices and assemblies in order to precisely note them in the commercial property inspection report.
At Everest Drain & Plumbing, we take pride in the fact that we focus almost 100% on the backflow prevention service and repairs and installation.
From hotels to restaurants, colleges to schools, Everest Plumbing serves all sizes and types of commercial businesses with high peak hot water demands. We have the necessary equipment and training to supply and install commercial-grade water heating systems, which can easily cater for high demand applications.
We are a leading commercial plumbing service provider in Toronto. We specialize in the testing, repairing, and installation of plumbing systems. We provide highly qualified and experienced technicians, ensuring that your assets are protected and that your business can continue operating.
If you are unsure whether your business requires the repair and installation of a backflow prevention device then please give us a call.
What is Backflow?
Backflow is the reversal of the flow of water, or a mixture of water and pollutants, into the distribution pipes of your potable water system. It happens when a water system is reversed due to a pressure drop. When there is a pressure drop in the pipe it may allow contaminated water from your property to be drawn back into the main water system.
What Causes Backflow?
Any organization that uses water in its day-to-day business including hotels, restaurants, hospitals, universities, and laboratories is delivered through a water distribution system. Water distribution systems are designed so that water flows in only one direction. However, it is possible for the system of delivery to breakdown or develops complications that stop the water from flowing in its intended direction. When this occurs, water ends up flowing in the opposite direction.
Listed below are the major causes of backflow in commercial properties.
How to Prevent Backflow?
Businesses that present a potential backflow hazard are required to install the appropriate backflow prevention device and have it tested annually. Most commercial businesses like hotels, restaurants, schools, and medical laboratories will require backflow prevention and containment devices to protect the water supply from potential contamination. Backflow can be prevented with backflow prevention devices and can be installed in any number of places. There are larger backflow prevention devices available in the markets that prevent wastewater from the property from entering the city’s water supply. A correctly selected backflow prevention device will eliminate any risk of contamination of the drinking water supply.
Backflow Prevention Regulations
The water supply by law mandates that all commercial properties in Toronto should have backflow prevention devices. Contact us today for detailed information on various situations whereby your commercial properties would be required to have a backflow prevention device installed.
Backflow Prevention Devices for Commercial Business
Backflow prevention devices help to ensure that the drinking water is protected against contaminants and are installed where there is a risk of contaminated fluids entering the water supply pipes.
There are two main categories of backflow prevention devices for commercial businesses and properties.
Testable backflow prevention assemblies are needed for use at a service connection, but may also be used for internal protection.
Non-testable backflow devices are usually used for internal protection, within the consumer’s portable system. If these types of valves fail, you are still facilitated by the testable assembly installed at the service connection.
Testing is necessary after the installation of a backflow prevention device. It is important that your backflow device is tested every year at your business. Our team can perform your yearly testing, lodge your results and provide you with the necessary documentation to ensure that you are meeting all your legal requirements.
All commercial properties and businesses are required to have backflow prevention at the water service system. Common examples are manufacturing and processing plants, medical facilities, laboratories (including school chemistry and biology labs), and buildings that have boilers, fire sprinkler systems, and irrigation systems. Call your local water supplier to confirm whether or not backflow prevention is required at your business.
First, ask a licensed backflow plumber to inspect your property and what appropriate backflow prevention device is required. There are a number of different types of backflow prevention devices available. The type of device required will depend on the risk rating of the property with the possible hazard. The licensed backflow plumber near your area will be able to provide you with all the relevant information.
Yes. Backflow preventers have internal parts that are subject to wear and tear, so they must be tested periodically by professional experts to ensure they are working properly. If the tester finds the assembly is not working, you must arrange to have it repaired and tested again.
It is the sole responsibility of the customer to ensure the appropriate backflow prevention assembly is functioning all the time.
The cost of having a device tested differs among testers. It is also dependent on several factors including the size of the device, where the device is located, the type of device, service charge, etc.
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