Backflow Inspections Des Peres, MO
Backflow Inspections Des Peres, MO. When you turn on a faucet in Des Peres, MO, you rely on the fact that you are getting clean, safe water from your supply line. Unfortunately though, under certain situations, sometimes your own yard can be the source of contaminated water in your system. To prevent this from occurring in Des Peres, MO, you need Lawn Sprinklers of St. Louis to perform an annual backflow inspection.
Routine backflow inspections make sure that the water inside your Des Peres, MO home is harmless to consume and use. Give us a call as soon as possible to schedule an inspection for your Des Peres, MO home at (314) 450-0342 or contact us online.
Lawn Sprinklers of St. Louis: What is Considered Backflow in Des Peres, MO?
Backflow is caused by a pressure difference between a Des Peres, MO home’s or Des Peres, MO building’s water system and the public water supply. The difference can be caused by increased pressure in a Des Peres, 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 Des Peres, 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 Des Peres, MO are crucial in ensuring that the water in your Des Peres, MO sprinkler system isn’t commingling with the water that’s used inside your Des Peres, 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 allows water from the public water supply to flow into your Des Peres, MO sprinkler system and home.
Lawn Sprinklers of St. Louis banks on the following backflow preventers from these dependable brands for our customers in the Des Peres, MO area:
Lawn Sprinklers of St. Louis: What Causes Des Peres, MO Backflow Situations?
Water naturally wants to move from an area with high pressure to an area of low pressure. The issue of back-siphonage or backflow can occur in Des Peres, MO, if:
- The water pressure in the line is lowered
- If there is a leak in the water line
- If a large amount of water is being employed, like the amount necessary for fighting fires
- If the sprinkler system is not installed correctly, causing back-pressure from the pump
Lawn Sprinklers of St. Louis: When Do I Need Backflow Inspections in Des Peres, MO?
Backflow preventers will need to be periodically inspected to ensure they are safe, just as with any other system connected to your Des Peres, MO water line. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources, as well as a St. Louis County ordinance, requires that all Des Peres, MO irrigation systems pass yearly backflow inspections.
It may seem like a lot of work, however 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 Des Peres, MO and St. Louis areas. We’ll adhere to all applicable guidelines and, as an example, file the paperwork.
Along with our top-of-the-line backflow inspections for our Des Peres, MO neighbors, Lawn Sprinklers of St. Louis offers these lawn care services in Des Peres, MO:
- 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
- Irrigation Specialists
- Irrigation Specialist
Lawn Sprinklers of St. Louis: How Are Backflow Inspections Done in Des Peres, MO?
A backflow preventer keeps your Des Peres, MO drinking water and your irrigation water separate. Our licensed Des Peres, MO backflow inspectors can check your backflow preventer to ensure that your water supply stays safe. To test your Des Peres, MO system, the water supply is halted and then the plumbing system and valves are checked to guarantee the water is moving in the proper direction. If the relief valve opens, the Des Peres, MO system may need work. After the water direction is tested, the pressure of the system will then be measured. If the Des Peres, 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 Des Peres, MO drinking water supply can cause major illnesses and, in some unfortunate cases, can even lead to life-threatening diseases.
Lawn Sprinklers of St. Louis: Why is a Backflow Preventer Required on Des Peres, MO Lawn Sprinkler Systems?
When your system is not running at full capacity, because of a leak, fire hydrant use, filling a swimming pool, or hydrant flushing in Des Peres, MO, this can cause a variance in your system. When this occurs, water from your outside system can back up into your Des Peres, MO drinking water. If you or a Des Peres, 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 small changes in the Des Peres, MO water supply – such as another nearby Des Peres, MO neighborhood using a large regimen of water to douse a fire – can generate imbalances that can introduce contaminants into your water supply.
What Are the Types of Des Peres, MO Backflow Preventers?
We already mentioned the brands we rely on in Des Peres, MO backflow preventers for our Des Peres, MO customers, but the type that is used is mostly decided by what kind of backflow situation you need to prevent in your Des Peres, MO neighborhood.
Three of the most common Des Peres, MO backflow preventers are:
- Double Check Valves
- Reduced Pressure Zone Devices
- Atmospheric Vacuum Breakers
Double check valves are typically found in Des Peres, MO lawn sprinklers and fire sprinklers. There is a ball valve on each end of this device that will prevent backflow.
This device includes four valves such as an inlet shutoff valve, two spring-loaded check valves, and an outlet shutoff valve. Reduced pressure zone devices are typically 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.
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 Des Peres, MO home.
Selecting the right backflow preventer for your Des Peres, MO home can be a difficult choice. Our licensed and certified backflow inspections in Des Peres, MO can assist you in making the correct decision for your home and irrigation system. Our backflow inspectors can quickly and efficiently install your backflow preventer to ensure your Des Peres, MO system is safe and up-to-date.
Top-of-the-line Des Peres, MO Backflow Inspections | Lawn Sprinklers of St. Louis
Backflow preventer problems or issues can cause serious 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 necessary to do efficient and safe backflow testing and installation. If you need a backflow inspection in Des Peres, MO, Lawn Sprinklers of St. Louis can help.
Rely on us for 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 Des Peres, MO house. We are here for you in Des Peres, MO.