The Ins & Outs of Proper Backflow Testing
Plumbing is probably one of the most important things that you should pay attention to in your business, because trust us, you do not want to be caught off guard by issues like backflow, which is a real risk in any system where clean water and dirty water are associated by cross-connections.
At certain points in time, the natural and intended flow direction of both clean and dirty water may reverse, resulting in the backward movement of dirty water. This will indeed cause a mess if you don’t know that such occurrences can take place. Cross-connections are exceedingly common in installations done for commercial establishments, apartments, restaurants, and other similar places. Backflow puts people at risk because it can cause the contamination of clean water with human feces, pesticides, and other chemicals that have no business being in clean water lines.
Backflow can be prevented with the help of mechanical backflow check values, that can stop a backflow when the pressure of the water suddenly changes. Sudden water pressure variations can mean backflow in any given line, and mechanical prevention is the key to stopping dirty water from reaching your clean water lines. If you already have mechanical backflow checks in place, it’s imperative that you have these checks inspected regularly by experts who specialize in commercial plumbing issues. This is also a good idea if you are serious about keeping your commercial establishment up to spec with local plumbing codes.
Remember that service interruption is a real risk when backflow occurs and there are even city fines to deal with if your plumbing isn’t up to the local standards. You can avoid all these hassles and headaches simply by having your plumbing checked regularly. The great thing about having a commercial plumbing service at your beck and call is you can have repairs, upgrades, inspections and other services all at once, and this can help limit the amount of time that your freshwater supply is interrupted or limited.
Let’s face it: time is money when you’re running a business in any local market. Service interruption, especially when your business is highly dependent on the delivery of fresh water, can make a really bad impression on your patrons. This applies to any kind of business where people expect clean water to run from taps most of the day, such as restaurants and apartment buildings.
As much as we’d like to avoid these scenarios, they do happen, and what you can do is to contact a commercial plumbing service like Brewer Commercial to fix backflow issues, any time of the day, and even after normal operating hours. Brewer Commercial Services deals with commercial and industrial plumbing issues 99% of the time, and is an expert with scaled-up installations designed for large buildings and busy establishments. We also know that commercial establishments tend to call for services after operating hours, so we respond to emergency plumbing calls 24 hours a day. Give us a call now: 602.789.8858