Most counties and cities in the state of Georgia have backflow prevention and cross-contamination codes. This helps keep our drinking water safe. In order to prevent backflow, an appropriate device has be installed on the waterline. These devices need to be tested every 6 months or yearly by a certified backflow tester. Heavy fines may be imposed if your business is considered “high hazard” and your backflow prevention device fails inspection.
What is Backflow?
Backflow is the reversal of water flow. Your water supply is kept under pressure, which helps keep it flowing to you. If a water main bursts, or the system is in excessive demand, this pressure can be reduced. When pressure suddenly drops, a Backflow Prevention Device (check valve) should prevent water from flowing in the wrong direction.
A Backflow Prevention Device is usually installed at the water meter. If your backflow prevention device fails, unwanted contaminants may enter the public water supply through your waterline. This is why you need to have your device tested regularly. During your inspection, a qualified plumber can find any evidence of corrosion or other signs of aging and recommend a repair or replacement before it’s too late.
Use a Certified Backflow Tester
The team at Heritage Plumbing is certified to perform Backflow Testing in the State Of Georgia. We currently perform testing for most counties in North Georgia. We are also qualified to repair, replace and install backflow prevention devices. Call us today to if you need us to perform this service for your home or business.
To get an idea of what a backflow prevention device looks like, we have included some pictures of our work. Different types of businesses have different types of requirements. The plumbers at Heritage know which type of device you need for your business.