Elgin Backflow Testing, Repair & Installation
Our service areas are within Kendall, Cook, Dupage & Kane Counties
Commercial and domestic properties that have backflow systems cannot operate legally without a backflow preventer in place. It is required as a safety measure to prevent the polluting of the water mains. Backflow systems have to be tested every year.
So what exactly is backflow prevention and why is it so darn important?
When water enters a home or business, the backflow preventer separates the clean water from the contaminated water, keeping everyone safe.
All of the water that flows through the pipes, water heaters and showers enters from the main flow. This water is contained under extreme pressure in those water mains.
If the water pressure does not stay balanced at all times, you’ve got a catastrophe on your hands. The high-pressure water in houses and businesses can flow backwards into the main.
That’s fine if the water is clean, but if it is in a tank with chemicals, for instance, the backflow would be a toxic disaster for anyone that comes in contact with the contaminated water.
To maintain the separation of clean water from contaminated water, we provide backflow testing for homes and businesses in Chicago, IL and the surrounding areas.
There are Several Types of Backflow Preventers
Call a Fox Valley Plumbing & Backflow Professional to inspect your backflow system or provide backflow testing so that you can have the peace of mind that your home or business is up to code.
- Other backflow preventers use an air gap and a release valve to control any backflow of polluted waters. The polluted water spills out on the ground before it can come near the water main.
- The strongest ones have two air gaps and several valves to make contamination impossible, as long as everything is working properly.
- The basic models look like an L sticking up out of the earth, ones mandated for new sprinkler systems for example.
Backflow preventers certified testers have to be re-certified every year, making sure they stay up to date with the fast changes technology and the appropriate pressure specs for various models of valves.
Though it may be annoying to inspect your backflow system every year, it is vital for the protection of our water supply. Call us for your backflow inspection today.
Our experienced backflow technicians are licensed and bonded to test, inspect, repair, and install backflow preventers in all cities and counties throughout the state of Illinois.
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Our experts at Fox Valley Plumbing can effectively plan and execute any of your plumbing and backflow needs. Industrial or commercial, we do it all.