Backflow preventers maintain the safety of drinking water by separating it out from other potentially contaminated water supplies. A backflow preventer is a cross connection control system that prevents any contamination of non-potable water with your potable water supply.
Backflow of water can happen when the non-potable water system has significantly higher pressure than a connected potable water system. When this happens, the higher pressure of the non-potable water overpowers the lower pressure potable water system and flows into it, causing contamination and safety risks. Backflow preventers keep this from happening.
Backflow Preventer Edmonton
Having a reliable backflow preventer is a necessity for any commercial building in Edmonton. At Butler Plumbing Heating & Gasfitting, our backflow preventer experts have years of experience with commercial backflow preventer installation, testing, and repairs. Locals in Edmonton, St. Albert, Sherwood Park, and the surrounding area trust Butler’s team for quality, efficient work. Our technicians are experienced, knowledgeable, and ready for the job.
Backflow Prevention Testing
Backflow prevention testing should be done annually by a certified backflow prevention technician. This ensures that your backflow preventer is working properly and that your potable water system is safe. Butler’s backflow prevention technicians are all experienced, fully certified, and licensed.
Commercial Backflow Preventer
When you run a commercial building of any kind, whether it is a retail business, an office building, a gym or fitness studio, or anything else, you are responsible for the health and safety of everyone using the building. Part of that responsibility means providing reliably safe potable water in your building. In order to do that, you need to have a commercial backflow preventer properly installed and maintained in order to keep your potable water system safe from contamination of other potentially polluted water.
Commercial Backflow Preventer Installation
The type of backflow preventer required for your commercial space depends on the nature of the type of facility and how hazardous it could be to potable water. Facilities with a severe degree of potential hazard (including automotive repair shops, laboratories, healthcare facilities, car washes, and dry cleaners) require a reduced pressure backflow preventer to be installed. Facilities with a moderate degree of potential hazard (such as schools, hotels, restaurants, office buildings, and condo towers) require a double check valve assembly (DCVA) backflow preventer to be installed.
If you are unsure what type of backflow preventer is required in your commercial space, the experts at Butler Plumbing Heating & Gasfitting are here to help. We will identify the type of backflow preventer you need for your facility and our skilled, knowledgeable team will expertly install it and provide annual testing as needed.