Yes, the team at Acme Bay Area Backflow are trained and licensed 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; your technician will complete the inspection paperwork and submit it directly to your appropriate water authority. In the event your unit fails the testing, your technician will outline your options to repair or replace the unit so that it complies with the local requirements.
NOTE: Before you hire a company to test your back-flow devices, be sure they are trained to test AND REPAIR the backflow units. Not all companies are trained to test & repair backflow devices!! You can rest assured that the technicians from Acme Bay Area BackFlow can test & repair your backflow device.
Municipal and State plumbing codes typically require the installation of backflow prevention devices in most commercialbuilding, and some residential buildings whenever there is a chance that a “back flow” 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.
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.
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.