Backflow Inspector Country Life Acres
Regular Backflow Inspections ensure that your water is safe to use both inside and outside of your home.
Backflow Preventers play the important role of separating your drinking, cooking, and bathing water from the water you use to take care of your lawn. Keeping these two waters from mixing is important because the water used inside your home is held to a different standard of quality than the water you may use for your lawn. Regular inspections of a backflow preventer ensure that the equipment is working as intended and that your water is safe to drink. To have your backflow inspected, contact our backflow inspectors in Country Life Acres at (314) 450-0342.
Backflow Inspections Country Life Acres
Backflow Preventers are important, and having them be regularly inspected should be part of any home maintenance plan.
Why is a Backflow Preventer Required on a Lawn Sprinkler System?
Backflow valves must be installed alongside irrigation systems to ensure that each water system remains separate. 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. During this imbalance, the water in your irrigation system can back-up into your drinking water, which is dangerous. The next time someone runs the water, either for drinking or bathing, it could be contaminated. Even small fluctuations in city water mains that occur due to uneven water use from one neighborhood to the next can cause drops in pressure large enough to cause a back-flow and therefore, contamination to occur.
A little dirt or bacteria backing up into your drinking water may seem innocuous, but there are documented cases of illness and even death from the backflow of contaminated water.
How Backflow Testing is Done - Backflow Inspector Country Life Acres
A backflow preventer is installed in your irrigation system to prevent bacteria and other contaminants from entering your drinking and city water. Our Licensed Country Life Acres Backflow Testers can perform a backflow test to see if there are problems with your Country Life Acres irrigation systems backflow device. This test includes shutting off water supply to allow for investigation of the plumbing system and observing the valve to see if the water is running backwards (which is good), or if the relief valve opens, which is an indication that it needs to be replaced. 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 Country Life Acres
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.
Choosing the right backflow preventer for your Country Life Acres irrigation system can be intimidating. Our Licensed Backflow Inspectors in Country Life Acres 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.
Our team is licensed and insured, this means that when we test or provide maintenance for your system, you can rest assured that you are receiving safe and qualified expertise. We understand that irrigation problems can be difficult to deal with, so we aim to make the lives of Country Life Acres residents easier by providing top-notch service.
If you’re in Country Life Acres and need a backflow testing and installation professional, Lawn Sprinklers of Country Life Acres can help. Contact Us today to learn more about Country Life Acres backflow testing and installation services.