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Backflow Prevention

Follow Building Code Effortlessly With Professional Backflow Service

It’s important to prevent backflow in your plumbing. This occurs when water flows back into the wrong direction, toward the building. The result is contaminated water in your main water line and supply. As a property owner, you are required to have backflow preventers installed with certification by federal law. It’s also a must that you have these devices regularly tested to ensure you are compliant.



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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:

  1. Air gaps: Creating a physical separation between the water outlet and potential contaminants.
  2. Check valves: Installing valves that allow water to flow in one direction only, preventing backflow.
  3. Reduced pressure zone (RPZ) devices: These assemblies use a series of check valves and relief valves to maintain lower pressure, preventing backflow.
  4. Double-check valves: Utilizing two check valves to prevent backflow in low-risk applications like irrigation systems.
  5. 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.

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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.