Backflow Inspections Town and Country, MO
Backflow Inspections Town and Country, MO. When you turn on a faucet in Town and Country, MO, you rely on the fact that you’re getting clean, safe water from the public source. Unfortunately though, under certain situations, sometimes your own yard can be the source of contaminated water in your system. To prevent this from happening in Town and Country, MO, you need Lawn Sprinklers of St. Louis to perform an annual backflow inspection.
Regular backflow inspections guarantee that the water inside your Town and Country, MO home is harmless to use and consume. Call us immediately to schedule an inspection for your Town and Country, MO home at (314) 450-0342 or contact us online.
Lawn Sprinklers of St. Louis: What is Considered Backflow in Town and Country, MO?
Backflow is caused by a pressure fluctuation between a Town and Country, MO building or Town and Country, MO home’s water system and the public water supply. The fluctuation can be caused by service to the water supply or increased pressure in a Town and Country, MO commercial system because of heat. Either way, unless a functioning backflow prevention device is in place, water can be forced back into the supply, contaminating nearby Town and Country, 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 Town and Country, MO are vital in ensuring that the water in your Town and Country, MO sprinkler system is not entering the water that’s utilized inside your Town and Country, 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 Town and Country, MO sprinkler system and home.
Lawn Sprinklers of St. Louis banks on the following backflow preventers from these trustworthy brands for our customers in the Town and Country, MO area:
Lawn Sprinklers of St. Louis: What Causes Town and Country, 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 result in Town and Country, 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 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 Town and Country, MO?
Just like any other system connected to your Town and Country, MO water line, backflow preventers will need to be periodically inspected to make sure they are safe. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources, as well as a St. Louis County ordinance, demands that all Town and Country, MO irrigation systems pass yearly backflow inspections.
It may appear to be tedious work, however with Lawn Sprinklers of St. Louis, it doesn’t need to be. We have over 30 years of experience in the backflow inspections and are well aware of all municipal requirements in the Town and Country, MO and St. Louis areas. We’ll follow all necessary guidelines and, as an example, file the paperwork.
Along with our top-of-the-line backflow inspections for our Town and Country, MO neighbors, Lawn Sprinklers of St. Louis provides the following lawn care services in Town and Country, 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 Town and Country, MO?
A backflow preventer keeps your Town and Country, MO drinking water and your irrigation water separate. Our licensed Town and Country, MO backflow inspectors can test your backflow preventer to ensure that your water supply remains unaltered. To test your Town and Country, MO system, the water supply is halted 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 Town and Country, MO system may need maintenance. After the water direction is checked, the pressure of the system will then be measured. If the Town and Country, MO water pressure rises as the water flows backwards and seems to be struggling, this could mean that the valve needs to be replaced. Having bacteria and contaminants in your Town and Country, MO drinking water supply can bring about serious illnesses and, in some catastrophic cases, can even lead to life-threatening diseases.
Lawn Sprinklers of St. Louis: Why is a Backflow Preventer Required on Town and Country, MO Lawn Sprinkler Systems?
When your system is not running at full capacity, due to a leak, fire hydrant use, filling a swimming pool, or hydrant flushing in Town and Country, MO, this can cause an imbalance in your system. When this occurs, water from your outside system can back up into your Town and Country, MO drinking water. If you or a Town and Country, MO neighbor turns on a faucet for a drink of water, the water from the tap could have contaminants. How else can this happen? Even small changes in the Town and Country, MO water supply – like another nearby Town and Country, MO neighborhood using a large amount of water to douse a fire – can cause imbalances that can bring on contaminants into your water supply.
What Are the Types of Town and Country, MO Backflow Preventers?
We already mentioned the brands we rely on in Town and Country, MO backflow preventers for our Town and Country, MO customers, but the type that is used is mostly decided by what kind of backflow condition you need to ward off in your Town and Country, MO neighborhood.
Three of the most common Town and Country, MO backflow preventers are:
- Double Check Valves
- Reduced Pressure Zone Devices
- Atmospheric Vacuum Breakers
Double check valves are commonly found in Town and Country, MO 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 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. This device includes four valves such as an inlet shutoff valve, two spring-loaded check valves, and an outlet shutoff valve.
These systems are based on pressure and are placed 6 inches from where the downstream is for your Town and Country, MO home. Atmospheric vacuum breakers have a valve on the inside of the device that prevents backflow.
Picking the right backflow preventer for your Town and Country, MO home can be a difficult choice. Our licensed and certified backflow inspections in Town and Country, MO 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 Town and Country, MO system is safe and up-to-date.
Top-of-the-line Town and Country, MO Backflow Inspections | Lawn Sprinklers of St. Louis
Backflow preventer issues or problems can cause serious concerns for your water supply, and that's why we respond quickly to all problems and always provide professional and reliable service. As licensed backflow inspectors, we have the equipment and experience needed to do safe and efficient backflow testing and installation. If you need a backflow inspection in Town and Country, MO, Lawn Sprinklers of St. Louis can help.
As a family-owned and operated business, nothing is more important to us than the safety and quality of the work we supply to our Town and Country, MO neighbors. Trust us with all of your landscaping, lawn care, and outdoor lighting needs – whether it’s new installations, annual backflow inspections, routine maintenance, or as you get ready to sell your Town and Country, MO home. We are always here for you in Town and Country, MO.