- To help you install the appliance that best suits your needs while also handling testing and prevention correctly, you need the assistance of a professional plumbing company.
- Due to the necessity of the testing, your plumber requires permission to shut off the water supply to the channel.
- As the owner of the property, it is your responsibility to ensure that a licensed plumber has unrestricted access to complete their work and make all necessary repairs.
- If you need backflow testing in Long Island, Contact Paul’s Way to schedule a service today.
When water is connected to the home, channels are also connected for the disposal of dirty water, and at some points, good and bad water may mix. Backflow is the term used when contaminated and polluted water enters channels that carry clean water. This occurs when the water pressure increases suddenly, most likely because of broken pipes or other problems.
Hazardous wastes like human waste, chemicals, and plant waste materials are present in contaminated water and can be very dangerous to your health. Backflow has a serious disadvantage of affecting you, your neighbors, and the entire neighborhood if they share the same channel as you. This means if you don’t address your backflow issue as soon as possible, it could have disastrous consequences for everyone around you.
Causes of Backflow
- Pump failure
- Heavy pressure from public use of water from the same channel
- Clogged water channels
Prevention of Backflow
The most effective way to prevent backflow is to install a valve at strategic points in your water channels where you suspect backflow may occur. This valve helps to strengthen the pipes to enable them to withstand increased water pressure.
Other devices used to prevent backflow include Double-check valves, RPZ valves, non-return valves, and single-check valves, which are used in both residential and commercial settings. It is crucial to test these devices after installation to see how effective and safe they are or will be in the future.
Long Island’s backflow prevention code mandates backflow devices to be tested annually to make sure they are still durable and safe to use. To promote compliance, there are penalties for noncompliance, and their access to water may be interrupted for a while.
To help you install the appliance that best suits your needs while also handling testing and prevention correctly, you need the assistance of a professional plumbing company. This testing takes about 30 minutes to complete unless immediate repairs are made, in which case the expert acts quickly. In addition, details about the condition of your water channels are sent to the appropriate authorities to ensure they meet the required standards.
Testing for Backflow
- The plumber first gets your approval to enter the property. Due to the necessity of the testing, your plumber requires permission to shut off the water supply to the channel.
- They will then check the area around the device as needed, monitors any problems, and makes notes as necessary.
- Some device-specific data ought to be kept as well. Things like the device’s manufacturer, mode, size, number, and channel location.
- The plumber will open and close the valves at intervals to check the water pressure and see if it is normal. These checks enable the plumber to make sure the valve is effective in preventing backflow and to confirm it opens and closes as it should. This also enables us to determine whether there are leaks or other possible backflow indicators.
As the owner of the property, it is your responsibility to ensure that a licensed plumber has unrestricted access to complete their work and make all necessary repairs. It is important to provide those impacted by the water supply interruption with advance notice of your plans to enable them to make the necessary preparations.