Backflow Testing and Certification in The Bronx
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Backflow prevention is important to maintain the integrity of a public water supply system by preventing contaminated or polluted water from flowing back into the main water supply and potentially affecting the safety of the water for human consumption and use.
This can occur when there is a drop in water pressure or a cross-connection between the drinking water system and a contaminated source. Backflow prevention devices and programs help to prevent these situations and protect public health and the environment.
If you have a property in The Bronx with a system that warrants a backflow prevention device installed, you should also know that regular inspection of the system is required. We can help you stay on top of that and guide you through all the rules and regulations in place to keep your property safe and up to code.
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How Backflow Preventers Work
A backflow preventer is a device that is installed in a plumbing system to prevent contaminated water from flowing back into the main water supply. It works by creating a physical barrier to prevent backflow and maintaining the direction of water flow. There are several types of backflow preventers, including:
- Atmospheric Vacuum Breaker (AVB): An AVB is a simple and inexpensive device that is installed above the highest point of use. It uses air pressure to prevent backflow and operates automatically when there is a change in water pressure.
- Double Check Valve Assembly (DCVA): A DCVA is a more complex device that uses two independently acting check valves and an intermediate atmospheric vent to prevent backflow.
- Reduced Pressure Principle Backflow Preventer (RP): An RP is a more sophisticated device that uses two independently acting check valves, a pressure-sensing valve, and a relief valve to prevent backflow.
Regardless of the type of backflow preventer, the goal is to prevent the backflow of contaminated water into the main water supply, protecting the public health and the environment. To have these systems tested, it is important that you work with licensed professionals. At Taylor Group, we make sure that we follow all the strict guidelines set forth by the law in all testing done. Call us to learn more about our backflow prevention testing service.
Why Is Backflow Prevention Important?
Water flow in pipes is meant to be one-way, but sudden changes in water pressure, such as opening fire hydrants or water main breaks, can cause it to flow in the opposite direction (backflow). This backflow can contain waste and chemicals, posing a risk to public health and safety.
In densely populated areas like The Bronx, it’s essential to have a backflow prevention device installed on your property to prevent contaminated water from entering the clean water supply. Without one, you could be putting not only yourself but also your neighbors at risk.
If you don’t have a backflow prevention device, you’ll need to work with a professional engineer or architect to develop a plan and submit it for approval to the NYC Department of Environmental Protection. Once approved, you can have a licensed master plumber from Taylor Group install the device.
Don’t forget to schedule an annual backflow test to avoid any fines. Call (855) 999-LEAK, and our certified Bronx backflow testers will take care of it for you.
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