Backflow Inspector Ballwin
Regular Backflow Inspections ensure that your water is safe to use both inside and outside of your home.
To ensure that the drinking water inside your house doesn't mix with the water your sprinkler system uses to keep your lawn green, you install a backflow preventer. This is important because the water you have inside your house is used for entirely different purposes than the water you use for your lawn. It's important to inspect backflow preventers regularly to make sure that these waters don't mix. To have your backflow inspected, contact our backflow inspectors in Ballwin at (314) 450-0342.
Backflow Inspections Ballwin
Just like any other system connected to your water line, backflow preventers will periodically be needed to be inspected to ensure they are safe.
Why is a Backflow Preventer Required on a Lawn Sprinkler System?
Backflow valves are required when a house or building is equipped with an irrigation system. Contaminants can enter an irrigation system from fertilizer or pesticides that are sprayed onto lawns. These systems can sit still for days, and water that isn't moving can collect tons of different bacteria and contaminants.
When your system isn't operating at full capacity, because of a leak, fire hydrant use, or hydrant flushing etc, this can cause an imbalance in your system. When this happens, water from your outside system can back-up into your drinking water. The next time you or a neighbor turns on a faucet for a drink of water, the water received could contain contaminants. How else can this happen? Even minor fluctuations in the city water supply (such as another neighborhood using a large amount of water) can cause imbalances that can introduce contaminants into your water supply.
Having contaminants and bacteria in your drinking water supply can cause serious illnesses and in some cases can even lead to life-threating diseases.
How Backflow Testing is Done - Backflow Inspector Ballwin
A backflow preventer keeps your drinking water and your irrigation water separate. Our Licensed Ballwin Backflow Testers can check your Ballwin backflow tester to make sure that your water supply remains safe. To test your system, the water supply is turned off and then the plumbing system and valves are checked to make sure the water is moving as it should. If the relief valve opens, the system may need maintenance. After the water direction is checked, the pressure of the system will then be measured. If the water pressure rises as the water flows backwards and seems to be struggling, this could mean that the valve needs to be replaced.
Types of Backflow Preventers - Backflow Installer Ballwin
There are various types of backflow preventers available for your irrigation system, and the type that is used is determined by what kind of backflow situation you need to prevent in your area.
Three of the most common backflow valves are:
- Double Check Valves
- Reduced Pressure Zone Devices
- Atmospheric Vacuum Breakers
Double Check Valves are typically found in lawn sprinklers and fire sprinklers. There is a ball valve on each end of this device that will prevent backflow. Reduced Pressure Zone Devices are commonly used in areas that a city might deem as having “hazardous” backflow. Every city has a different idea of what is hazardous, so it can vary from city to city. This device includes four valves such as an inlet shut-off valve, two spring-loaded check valves, and an outlet shut-off valve. Lastly, Atmospheric Vacuum Breakers have a valve on the inside of the device that prevents backflow. These systems are based on pressure and are placed 6 inches from where the downstream is for your home.
Selecting the right backflow preventer for your Ballwin home can be a difficult choice. Our Licensed Backflow Inspectors in Ballwin can help you make the correct decision for your home and irrigation system. Our Backflow Inspectors can quickly and efficiently install your backflow preventer to make sure your system is safe and up-to-date.
As Licensed Backflow Inspectors, we have the experience and equipment needed to do safe and efficient backflow testing and installation. Backflow Preventer problems or issues can cause serious concerns for your water supply, that's why we respond quickly to all problems and always provide professional and reliable service.
If you’re in Ballwin and need a backflow testing and installation professional, Lawn Sprinklers of Ballwin can help. Contact Us today to learn more about Ballwin backflow testing and installation services.