Backflow happens when the flow reverses in a water system, resulting in contamination. This presents a huge problem because polluted water is sent back into the water distribution system and anyone who drinks from it will become ill. This situation can happen under two circumstances: back pressure and back siphonage. The first occurs when people are using more water than what is being supplied to the system.The second occurs when there is negative pressure in supply piping, which happens when there is lowered pressure due to an unexpected circumstance like a break in the water main. When your property is undergoing commercial remodeling or commercial construction, you need to make sure your backflow prevention system is in top shape.
Getting Certified keeps you in Compliance
For your commercial property, you need to have commercial backflow prevention certification to remain in compliance with your local code. If you are also doing any commercial remodeling or new commercial construction, you will need to make sure your property’s system is certified after the implemented changes. Options vary from installing Reduced Pressure Zone (RPZ) devices, Double Check Valves, and Pressure Vacuum Breakers (PVB). Each of these devices uses a system of valves to prevent backflow on your commercial property. For example, a hospital would likely require a PVB while a non-toxic boiler would benefit from a Double Check Valve. To find out which backflow prevention system would best fit your needs after remodeling or new constructions, it is best to talk to a plumber who specializes in commercial projects. Only a knowledgeable contractor can steer you in the right direction to give your property the best possible backflow protection.
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