You need backflow protection for your commercial location to protect your drinking water supply. Backflow is the undesirable and potentially dangerous reversal of the flow of water or mixtures of water and other undesirable substances from any source into the distribution pipes of the drinking water system. These unwanted substances can include used water, industrial fluids, gasses, or any substance other than the intended potable water
A good commercial plumber can assess your plumbing system and make recommendations/repairs as needed. You as a business owner must protect your drinking water system and the health of your neighbors, employees, and customers by preventing all cross connections on your premises.
A backflow preventer is a mechanical plumbing device installed in your plumbing system to prevent water from flowing backward into the system. A correctly installed, tested and maintained backflow preventer at the service entrance to your building or property can reliably prevent the backflow of water of an unknown quality from flowing back into the community water system.
Cross Connections and Backflow Preventers
Any pipe, valve, fixture, etc., in a drinking water plumbing system that may allow the drinking water within the system to become contaminated or questionable in quality is what’s called a cross connection. Cross connections can either be eliminated or protected by an air gap or mechanical backflow preventer.
See one of our recent blog entries for more information on backflow prevention.
Call your Harford County commercial plumber today at (443) 787-9844 or (410) 679-8487 for all of your backflow prevention and other commercial plumbing needs