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Backflow Device system Installation and Testing – A Must-Read Guide for Toronto Property Owners

If you have a sprinkler system in your house, be it in a garden or a garage, an installation of backflow prevention is advisable. When a home in Toronto has a backflow prevention device it means that the household will have clean drinking water not only for themselves but for others too. That is why, the installation of a backflow prevention device is emphasized by a city authority or a utility department.

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In Essence; it prevents a mixture of water from odourful places like sewage, which can mix with our drinking water supply due to a pressure mismatch. Backflow is the unwanted reversal of flow in a water distribution system, which can lead to the contamination of drinking water with non-potable water or other hazardous substances. Installing and testing a backflow prevention system is a crucial step in protecting the safety of Toronto’s drinking water supply. In Toronto, Everest Drain And Plumbing is the local plumber for any kind of plumbing, and drain work in Toronto and we are a professional and licensed Toronto plumbing firm, and you can be sure that your backflow device is Installed, and tested at the highest procedural, and quality standard.

Here are some quick notes on backflow device installation, and testing in the city of Toronto:

  • Backflow prevention systems are required by law in Toronto for certain types of properties, such as commercial and industrial buildings, and some residential buildings.
  • To install a backflow prevention system, hire a licensed plumber who is certified by the City of Toronto to install and test these systems.
  • The plumber will perform a site assessment to determine the appropriate type and size of backflow prevention system for your property.
  • The backflow prevention system will be installed at the point where the water enters your building, such as the main water line.
  • The plumber will test the system to ensure that it is working properly and able to prevent backflow from occurring.
  • Testing must be done annually, or more frequently if required by the City of Toronto.
  • Failure to comply with the City of Toronto’s backflow prevention requirements can result in fines and other penalties.

The city authority will check whether the backflow prevention device has been installed properly or not. When we get the green signal from the city authority, then only we can turn on the valve of the backflow prevention device.

In conclusion, installing and testing a backflow prevention system is an essential step in protecting the safety of Toronto’s drinking water supply. By hiring an Everest-licensed Plumber who is certified by the City of Toronto, you can ensure that your backflow prevention system is properly installed and tested, helping to safeguard the health and well-being of your community. If you are looking for a local Toronto plumber Everest Drain & Plumbing will gladly be of assistance in installing, inspecting, or testing your home’s backflow prevention device.

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