Backflow prevention devices are used to protect potable water supplies from contamination or pollution due to backflow. To make sure that your backflow system functions properly, look to the team at Atlas Backflow to install it properly as well as keep it maintained.
Water Pressure Issues
Water is maintained in the water supply system at just enough pressure to keep water flowing to all fixtures in the home. If you experience a burst water main, frozen pipes, or an unexpected demand for water flow, your water pressure may fail. When the pressure in the pipes is reduced, contaminated water may come in from the soil or other sources.
Here at Atlas Backflow, we can help you prevent water contamination through the installation of a backflow prevention assembly. Backflow prevention assemblies protect the potable water system from becoming contaminated.
Water Protection Assemblies
You may be thinking that you already have protection through a check valve. While a check valve will provide basic prevention, many instances of contamination occur because a check valve is often not enough. A backflow prevention assembly is a more complex device that will be much more reliable in preventing water contamination from all sources. For the ultimate protection, you need equipment with redundancies and reduced-pressure zones.
Professionals Ensure Proper Installation
Throughout the world, backflow prevention assemblies and a backflow system may be legally required to be installed according to plumbing or building codes. In other words, this is not a project that is easily done or even recommended to be done by yourself.
For proper installation of your backflow prevention device, call the professionals at Atlas Backflow. Your backflow assembly must have test cocks and shut-off valves. Furthermore, your assembly needs to be tested again every time it’s relocated or repaired. Testing of backflow prevention assemblies should always be done by certified backflow installation professionals.
For customers in the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) holds local water suppliers responsible for maintaining a certain amount of purity in potable water systems. Many states and/or local municipalities require annual testing of backflow prevention assemblies. In most cases, the law requires a double check (DC), reduced pressure principle device (RP) device, or an air gap when backflow prevention is mandated.
Atlas Backflow can also help with this complex level of testing and has been providing these services to municipalities and various organizations throughout Los Angeles, Orange County, CA for many years.
If your local water purveyor is requesting that a backflow assembly be installed on your property, please contact us for a no-obligation quote today.