Backflow Preventer Installation and Service
A backflow preventer is the plumbing device most people don’t realize they need – and you could be violating code without it.
Because water systems run on pressure, the water supply from the source to your home is enough to keep you safe under normal circumstances. However, when there is a drop in pressure, due to a frozen pipe, burst pipe leading to your home or other water emergencies, wastewater or other contaminated water can be siphoned back into the system and make you sick. A backflow preventer keeps you and your family safe.
Backflow Preventers are Required in Some Places
Who needs a backflow prevention device? That varies according to state, county or even village regulations, what is attached to your building, the type of property or building and how you use your water system.
For example, any type of irrigation system generally requires a backflow preventer. Even if you only use a hose to water your lawn with a sprinkler attachment, in many locations a backflow preventer would be required. Commercial buildings almost always require a backflow preventer.
Backflow prevention devices range in size according to need, purpose and local health and building codes. Small devices might be sufficient for a home irrigation system. Slightly larger ones might be used for things like a boiler, hot water heater, or equipment like a power washer. A whole-house system might be more convenient in the long run for many people. Commercial buildings would obviously need larger options in most cases.
For residential use, a backflow prevention device or system tends to be relatively inexpensive and provides a great deal of peace of mind. Meeting or exceeding building regulations means that you won’t have any nasty surprises when selling your home or upon inspection after doing a renovation. It also means you never have to worry about wastewater backing up into your culinary water supply.
Make sure your home or business meets local health and building codes in regard to backflow regulations by calling us today at (516) 221-2559 or fill out our contact form for a FREE estimate on one of our high quality and highly efficient garbage disposals.