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Back Flow Prevention Services

Backflow refers to the undesirable reversal in the flow of water. A serious health risk, backflow can cause the contamination of water supplies by allowing wastewater to come into contact with potable water and must be prevented to ensure the safety of users.

As water supply systems often rely on significant pressure to enable water flow, drops in this pressure can cause foul water to be drawn up into the system. To prevent this a variety of systems can be employed to prevent reversal of the flow in case of reduced pressure.

The most effective and simplest way to prevent backflow is by providing an air gap. This is an open space between devices that connect to plumbing systems and any place where water can pool or collect.

To prevent contamination, many places have health regulations requiring specific forms of backflow prevention such as air gaps or mechanical backflow prevention assemblies. Regular testing of mechanical assemblies is required to ensure they are functioning as intended.

For installation, inspection, maintenance, and repairs information, contact Hy-Pro Plumbing and Drains today.