Backflow refers to the flow of water in a direction opposite to the normal flow or to the introduction of any foreign liquids, gases, or substances into the public water system.
This can occur anywhere, even at your home. For example, a garden hose submerged into a hot tub or swimming pool, the connection to your sprinkler system, or the water inside your forced hot water boiler, could siphon hazardous material back into our water system.
Did your sprinkler backflow device freeze and break over the winter? We can correct this so you can get back to keeping that green lawn.
Many such incidents have been documented throughout the country. In one incident, a high school had ethylene glycol (antifreeze) from an air-conditioner backflow into the water system, resulting in eight teachers being sent to the hospital.
There are many ways that we can help you identify and prevent potential problems in order to ensure the protection of the public water system, keeping the water safe for you and your family.
We perform a full range of services related to backflow prevention, including installation, testing, repair and certification for all residential backflow prevention devices. These devices contain mechanical check valves that keep dirty water from entering the clean water lines in case of major changes affecting water pressure.
We can make sure that your home is correctly equipped with the right backflow devices. To keep backflow valves working correctly and aligned with municipal codes, they have to be inspected regularly. When your system is due for another backflow test, we'll remind you so that you continue to receive uninterrupted water service.
If you have a backflow emergency, call us and we will take care of it.