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Backflow Prevention Services in The Triangle by Water Worx

Clean, safe water is a vital component of the health of residents in Clayton, Raleigh, and all the surrounding cities. Water Worx cares about the sanitation of all the people here in the Triangle and we are committed to working hard to keep the water supply clean. That's why we offer efficient backflow prevention services. Feel free to contact us online or call 919-917-7579 with any questions or to schedule service.

Understanding the Essentials of Backflow Testing

Backflow testing is a cornerstone of water safety services, designed to detect any failures in the system that could compromise water quality. This critical service is the first defense against contamination, protecting the community from potential health hazards. Our approach to backflow testing includes comprehensive assessments and adjustments to ensure all systems operate at peak efficiency, thus providing reliable protection day in and day out.

  • Health and Safety: Our testing process is rigorous, focusing on preventing any contamination that could affect the public's health.
  • Regulatory Compliance: We keep abreast of the latest regulatory changes to ensure your system is always compliant.
  • System Integrity: By identifying issues early, we help avoid costly repairs and maintain consistent system performance.

Professional Installation and Certification

The installation of backflow prevention devices is a critical step in safeguarding your water supply. At Water Worx Inc., we take this responsibility seriously, ensuring that each backwater valve and sewer backflow valve not only meets but exceeds industry standards.

  • Backwater Valve Installation: Our installations ensure that residential and commercial properties are equipped with effective barriers against sewage contamination.
  • Sewer Backflow Valve Certification: We provide thorough certification services for sewer backflow valves, reinforcing the robustness of your overall water system.
  • Compliance Assurance: Every installation is meticulously checked against industry regulations, providing you with confidence in your system's compliance and efficiency.

Comprehensive Maintenance and Regular Testing

Maintaining backflow preventers is crucial for their longevity and reliability. Water Worx Inc. offers detailed backflow maintenance programs designed to keep your devices in optimal condition.

  • Routine Testing: We conduct extensive backflow inspections and tests to ensure every component of your system functions properly.
  • Preventive Maintenance: Regular upkeep and adjustments prevent future problems, extending the life of your equipment.
  • Inspection and Documentation: Our thorough documentation process supports compliance and readiness for inspections.

Advanced Solutions for Storm Drain Backflow Preventers

Storm drain backflow preventers are specialized devices designed to handle unique environmental challenges. At Water Worx Inc., we provide customized solutions that address these challenges effectively.

  • System Evaluations: We determine the most suitable storm drain backflow preventer for your specific environmental conditions.
  • Regular Cleaning and Testing: We ensure that these systems are always prepared to perform, especially in adverse weather conditions.
  • Custom Maintenance Plans: Based on your specific needs, we develop and implement maintenance plans that maximize system performance and protection.

You Can Count On Water Worx For Efficient Flowback Prevention in Central North Carolina

Don't risk the health and safety of your water supply and don't risk finding yourself non-compliant with backflow prevention requirements. Let Water Worx handle all the installation and documentation procedures and rest easy that you're protected. For more information on how we can assist in maintaining a compliant and safe water system, feel free to contact us online or call 919-917-7579 .

Get the Backflow Service You Need

Call us at 919-917-7579 or send a message to schedule an appointment for any of your backflow needs.

Backflow Prevention FAQs

Do I really need a backflow preventer?

For commercial property owners, backflow preventers are required by federal law. You must also have these devices regularly tested to certify that they are compliant with the code.

Residential customers are not required to have a backflow preventer; however some situations will warrant the installation of one. For instance, if your home has an underground lawn irrigation system, most likely it is required that you have a backflow preventer.

How often should backflow prevention be tested and inspected?

Commercial backflow prevention should be tested and inspected once every year and residential backflow prevention should be tested every one to three years depending on your town or city. Having your backflow preventer tested is a good way to ensure that it is functioning properly. Issues with your backflow preventer can pose a safety risk to your health and your home. To learn more about having your backflow preventer tested, give us a call today. 

Who submits paperwork to the city?

Whenever you have an installation, alteration or replacement of existing plumbing systems, permits and documentation will usually be required to ensure that it is up to safety and health standards. For homeowners, this process of documentation and obtaining permits for plumbing installations and modifications can be complex. Water Worx Services will take care of this process for every customer when we perform a service that requires paperwork to be submitted to the city. To find out more about our services, call us today.



What are the different methods used for backflow prevention in plumbing systems?

Several methods are employed for backflow prevention in plumbing systems. These include:

Air gaps: Creating a physical separation between the water outlet and potential contaminants.

Check valves: Installing valves that allow water to flow in one direction only, preventing backflow.

Reduced pressure zone (RPZ) devices: These assemblies use a series of check valves and relief valves to maintain lower pressure, preventing backflow.

Double-check valves: Utilizing two check valves to prevent backflow in low-risk applications like irrigation systems.

Atmospheric vacuum breakers: Devices that prevent backflow by breaking the vacuum in the system.

How do I know if my property is at risk of backflow contamination?

Several factors can indicate if your property is at risk of backflow contamination. Properties with irrigation systems, fire sprinkler systems, or boilers are at higher risk. Additionally, if your property is located downhill from potential sources of contamination, such as chemical storage facilities or industrial sites, the risk increases. Similarly, properties with outdated or poorly maintained plumbing systems are more susceptible. Consulting with a qualified plumber or backflow prevention specialist can help assess your property's risk and recommend appropriate preventive measures.

What are the common issues with backflow preventers and how can they be resolved?

Common issues with backflow preventers include valve leaks, debris blocking the valve, and pressure fluctuations causing malfunctions. To resolve these issues, regularly inspect and clean the valves, ensure proper installation, and maintain consistent water pressure. If a valve leak persists, replacing worn-out parts or the entire valve may be necessary. Annual professional testing and maintenance can help detect and address problems early, ensuring the system functions correctly and complies with local regulations.

Trust Water Worx for everything you need regarding backflow testing, installation and certification.

Custom Maintenance Plans

Water Worx Services offers custom maintenance plans for backflow prevention and fire hydrants that include annual testing and general maintenance. We also offer a maintenance plan for storm drains that includes a thorough cleaning and flushing of your systems.

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We Follow Every Legal Guideline

Water Worx follows every decree from the city utilities department in charge of storm drain backflow preventors in your region. Our team members are authorized to make installations, repairs and replacements as well as perform annual testing. We can provide you with a certification that you won’t have to worry about until your next annual inspection, and we do all paperwork including submitting it to the municipality. And since we’re an established company, we’ll be here next year when you need us.