Commercial Backflow Testing & Certification Services in Raleigh Area
Is your Raleigh, NC area commercial property prepared to prevent backflow issues? Call Pipetechs Plumbing at (919) 293-1221 and get backflow prevention services today!
Having clean water entering your commercial property is imperative for the proper functioning of your plumbing system. Over time however your plumbing system could be plagued by backflow issues. If your property is suffering from backflow you could be susceptible to dirty water which in turn can affect your business, your staff, and your customers. If this is the case, call Pipetechs Plumbing. Our expert technicians can help you with professional backflow services as well as prevention and certification. See what our past customers have to say about our services here!
What Is Backflow?
Backflow, in simple terms, is the movement of water in the reverse direction from the intended flow. Normally, this would not be a problem, except that in plumbing, backflow causes the contamination of safe water that is used for drinking, cooking and cleaning purposes. It could lead to serious health concerns if left unchecked for too long a period.
What Causes Backflow?
Such a problem usually occurs when the pressure in the sewage lines is increased, the pressure in the water lines is decreased, or the two lines are crossing. Other instances when backflow might occur include pipe freezes, a water main bursts, or water is being utilized at a high rate. Areas which have nearby irrigation systems, be they a small tank or a pond, have a higher chance of being infected.
How Can Backflow Affect Your Commercial Property?
Contaminated water is not only aesthetically displeasing, with a brown color of high opacity, as well as having an unpleasant odor, but also poses a serious health risk. Many water-borne diseases, such as cholera and dysentery, are present in foul water. Chemical toxins from sources such as industrial waste and pesticides, and biological toxins from human sewage can cause anything from nausea to the growth of small tumors due to exposure to low amounts of radiation.
How Can You Prevent Backflow?
To prevent backflow, a number of precautions and steps are taken, from separating the water and sewage lines throughout construction to simple check valves, to air gaps caused by closing the tap and keeping shower heads up, to the installation of backflow prevention devices. Additionally, our technicians can install backflow prevention devices that can help protect your commercial building or business for years to come. However, as with all other systems, with time and use it deteriorates, and even the best of preventative measures can end up failing.
Why Choose Pipetechs Plumbing For Commercial Backflow Services?
It is estimated that, at any time, around 5% of backflow prevention devices have an issue, caused by factors such as fluctuation water pressure, poor water quality, high frequency of usage, and the environment where the device is - those installed outside or in damp and airy places are more likely to stop working than those installed in dry, enclosed areas.
The testing process is very straightforward: a professional technician will turn off the water going out of the device, attach a test kit to the testing valves available and, if it's working correctly, then give a certification verifying it's correct operation. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the United States requires yearly testing of such systems as well as strict regulations which have to be followed to maintain water purity.
Are you looking for commercial backflow services in the Raleigh, NC area? Call Pipetechs Plumbing at (919) 293-1221 and schedule an appointment today!