Yes, Gwinnett Plumber Pro Service have trained and licensed professionals to install, test, repair and provide documented backflow certification of all types of back-flow prevention devices. We will manage all aspects of the testing for you. Our technician will complete the inspection paperwork and submit it directly to your appropriate water authority. In the event your unit fails the testing, we will outline your options to repair or replace the unit so that it complies with the local requirements.
Included below is more valuable information on Backflow devices and testing
Why Backflow Testing?
In the State of Georgia, local municipal and State plumbing codes typically require the installation of backflow prevention devices in most commercial building, and some residential buildings whenever there is a chance that a “backflow” of water could be sucked into the clean water system. The size and complexity of the installed backflow preventor will coincide with the specific back-flow risks that each situation presents. Bottom line, backflow preventors are the key to protecting the clean water supply, most need to be tested annually.
What is Backflow?
In it’s simplest form a “backflow” occurs when clean (potable) water reverses direction causing a suction that pulls dirty water into the clean supply system. Needless to say the “dirty” water can contain any number of harmful chemicals, fertilizers and even human waste…yuck! Anytime there is a cross-connection between clean (potable) water and “dirty” (non-potable) water the chance of a back-flow exists. Consequently backflow preventors are normally required at any cross-connections in residential, commercial or industrial water systems.
What is a Backflow Prevention Device
Ranging from simple to extremely complex, these units are a series of check valves that prevent water from flowing “backwards” into the clean water supply during times of unequal water pressure or other unique pressure conditions or fluctuations. When installed and maintained correctly, a backflow preventor keeps the clean water supply safe.
Backflow Testing, also called Back Flow Testing
Most backflow systems must be inspected annually to verify their proper operation, back-flow testing is normally considered mandatory with nasty enforcement actions possible against owners who do not complete the system testing promptly. The experts at Gwinnett Plumber Pro Service will take care of your backflow testing so you don’t have to worry about it simply call (706) 224-1385
Accurately Diagnosing the Causes of Backflow
Backflow takes place when emergency hydraulic events within the public and private water distribution system affect the drinking or potable water supply. Negative or high pressure can cause contaminants to enter potable water pipes.
For example, backflow can occur in the following instances:
• A broken water distribution pipe or water main
• Drainage from properties resulting from plumbing work
• Large quantities of water used by the fire fighters during emergencies
• Equipment or processes using pressure greater than that of the normal water distribution
• Large-scale power outages
Gwinnett Plumber Pro Service is the company to call for all your backflow needs.
We are fully licensed and insured for all of your plumbing, sewer and drain needs. Our trained technicians are clean-cut, polite, friendly, arrive on-time and are background and drug tested for your peace of mind. We operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! For all of our work you are assured of option pricing; you will know the repair options we suggest and the price of each option BEFORE we do any work. You pick and approve the option you like best, only then do we do the work