Backflow Inspections Brentwood, MO
Backflow Inspections Brentwood, MO. When you turn on a faucet in Brentwood, MO, you rely on the fact that you’re getting safe, clean water from your supply line. However, under certain circumstances, contaminated water can get sucked into your system, sometimes from your own yard. To stop this from happening in Brentwood, MO, you need an annual backflow inspection from Lawn Sprinklers of St. Louis.
Regular backflow inspections make sure that the water inside your Brentwood, MO home is harmless to use and consume. Give us a call as soon as possible to book an inspection for your Brentwood, MO home at (314) 450-0342 or reach out to us online.
Lawn Sprinklers of St. Louis: What is Considered Backflow in Brentwood, MO?
Backflow is caused by a pressure fluctuation between a Brentwood, MO home’s or Brentwood, MO building’s water system and the public water supply. The fluctuation can be caused by increased pressure in a Brentwood, MO commercial system due to heat or the main service to the water supply. Either way, unless a functioning backflow prevention device is in place, water can be forced back into the supply, contaminating nearby Brentwood, MO homes and businesses. Backflow is a health risk because water brought back into the system may be exposed to chemicals or bacteria, including:
- Human waste
- Chlorine from pools/spas
- Soap from sinks/dishwashers/showers
Sprinkler backflow inspections in Brentwood, MO are vital in ensuring that the water in your Brentwood, MO sprinkler system is not entering the water that’s utilized inside your Brentwood, MO home. Think of it as a one-way gate that stops water if and when it ever tries to flow backwards into the main water supply, but permits water from the public water supply to flow into your Brentwood, MO sprinkler system and home.
Lawn Sprinklers of St. Louis relies on the following backflow preventers from these dependable brands for our customers in the Brentwood, MO area:
Lawn Sprinklers of St. Louis: What Causes Brentwood, MO Backflow Situations?
Water naturally wants to flow downhill – moving from an area of high levels to an area of low levels. The issue of back-siphonage or backflow can occur in Brentwood, MO, if:
- The water pressure in the line is lowered
- If there is a broken water line
- If a copious amount of water is being employed, such as the amount necessary for extinguishing a fire
- If the sprinkler system is not installed properly, causing back-pressure from the pump
Lawn Sprinklers of St. Louis: When Do I Need Backflow Inspections in Brentwood, MO?
Backflow preventers will need to be periodically inspected to ensure they are safe, just as with any other system connected to your Brentwood, MO water line. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources, as well as a St. Louis County ordinance, demands that all Brentwood, MO irrigation systems pass yearly backflow inspections.
It may seem like a lot of work, but with Lawn Sprinklers of St. Louis, it doesn’t have to be. We have over 30 years of experience in the backflow inspections and are well aware of all municipal requirements in the Brentwood, MO and St. Louis areas. We’ll follow all applicable guidelines and, as an example, file the paperwork.
Along with our top-of-the-line backflow inspections for our Brentwood, MO neighbors, Lawn Sprinklers of St. Louis offers these lawn care services in Brentwood, MO:
- Winterize Sprinkler System
- Lawn Fertilizer Service Near Me
- Lawn Aeration Near Me
- Sprinkler System Installation
- Outdoor Landscape Lighting
- Spring Lawn Care
- Sprinkler System Startup
- Lawn Care Service
- Dewinterize Sprinkler System
- Sprinkler Valve Repair
Lawn Sprinklers of St. Louis: How Are Backflow Inspections Done in Brentwood, MO?
A backflow preventer keeps your Brentwood, MO irrigation water and your drinking water separate. Our licensed Brentwood, MO backflow inspectors can test your backflow preventer to ensure that your water supply stays unaltered. To inspect your Brentwood, MO system, the water supply is turned off and then the plumbing valves and system are looked over to guarantee the water is moving as it should. If the relief valve opens, the Brentwood, MO system may need maintenance. The pressure of the system will then be measured, after the water direction is tested. If the Brentwood, MO water pressure rises as the water flows backwards and seems to be struggling, this could call for the valve being replaced. Having contaminants and bacteria in your Brentwood, MO drinking water supply can bring about serious illnesses and, in some catastrophic cases, can even spawn life-threatening diseases.
Lawn Sprinklers of St. Louis: Why is a Backflow Preventer Required on Brentwood, MO Lawn Sprinkler Systems?
When your system is not operating at full capacity, due to a leak, fire hydrant use, filling a swimming pool, or hydrant flushing in Brentwood, MO, this can cause a variance in your system. When this occurs, water from your external system can back up into your Brentwood, MO drinking water. If you or a Brentwood, MO neighbor turns on a faucet for a drink of water, the water from the tap could contain contaminants. How else can this happen? Even minor fluctuations in the Brentwood, MO water supply – such as another nearby Brentwood, MO neighborhood using a large amount of water to extinguish a fire – can cause imbalances that can introduce contaminants into your water supply.
What Are the Types of Brentwood, MO Backflow Preventers?
We already mentioned the brands we bank on in Brentwood, MO backflow preventers for our Brentwood, MO customers, but the type that is utilized is normally decided by what kind of backflow situation you need to ward off in your Brentwood, MO neighborhood.
Three of the most common Brentwood, MO backflow preventers are:
- Double Check Valves
- Reduced Pressure Zone Devices
- Atmospheric Vacuum Breakers
There is a ball valve on each end of this device that will prevent backflow. Double check valves are commonly found in Brentwood, MO lawn sprinklers and fire sprinklers.
Reduced pressure zone devices are commonly used in areas that a city, county or municipality might deem as having “hazardous” backflow. Each municipality in St. Louis has a different idea of what is hazardous, so it can vary. This device includes four valves such as an inlet shutoff valve, two spring-loaded check valves, and an outlet shutoff valve.
Atmospheric vacuum breakers have a valve on the inside of the device that prevents backflow. These systems are based on pressure and are placed six inches from where the downstream is for your Brentwood, MO home.
Our backflow inspectors can efficiently and quickly install your backflow preventer to make sure your Brentwood, MO system is up-to-date and safe. Picking the right backflow preventer for your Brentwood, MO home can be a difficult choice. Our licensed and certified backflow inspections in Brentwood, MO can help you make the correct decision for your home and irrigation system.
Top-of-the-line Brentwood, MO Backflow Inspections | Lawn Sprinklers of St. Louis
Backflow preventer issues or problems can cause major concerns for your water supply, and that's why we always provide professional and reliable service and respond quickly to all problems. As licensed backflow inspectors, we have the equipment and experience needed to do efficient and safe backflow testing and installation. If you are in Brentwood, MO and need a backflow inspection, Lawn Sprinklers of St. Louis can help.
As a family-owned and operated company, nothing is more important to us than the quality and safety of the work we provide to our Brentwood, MO neighbors. Trust us with all of your lawn care, landscaping, and outdoor lighting needs – whether it’s routine maintenance, annual backflow inspections, new installations, or as you get ready to sell your Brentwood, MO home. We are always here for you in Brentwood, MO.