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Backflow Prevention in San Diego, CA
If you have a large backflow preventer on your property, you may be required to service it every year. That means that you'll have the same plumbers visiting your property each and every year to verify that everything is working or to provide any necessary repairs. Why not work with somebody you can trust for all of your commercial plumbing needs?
At J Geyer Plumbing, Inc., our expertise applies to a wide range of properties, including restaurants, office buildings, apartment buildings, and much more. We can see to it that your plumbing system is safe by providing complete inspection and maintenance services along with backflow testing, service, and repair. Hire our team for complete backflow prevention services today in San Diego, CA.
What Is a Backflow Preventer?
Backflow prevention devices are something that many of us have seen, but few of us have stopped to think about. Those large plumbing fixtures that sit outside of a commercial property are doing your community a great service. Without them, it would be easier to contaminate an entire water supply based on the contamination of a single business.
There are two main types of backflow any property could experience and be responsible for. In any case, drinking water is allowed to flow back through the public water supply along with any source of contamination that may be near a pipe, fixture, or irrigation system.
Should I Worry about Backflow?
Could this really happen to you? It seems unlikely, and admittedly, there are few instances of backflow causing harming a community. But when it has, the results have been serious. Let’s look at a couple of examples of what could happen without backflow prevention.
With backpressure backflow, the downstream pressure is greater than the pressure within the pipes. Let’s say a hose of chemical feedwater leads into your boiler. If the pressure within the boiler tank suddenly spiked, that increase of pressure could allow contaminated chemical water to go back up through the pipes.
With back–siphonage, the upstream pressure is greater than the pressure of its destination. This often happens when something suddenly causes the supply pressure to spike, such as the usage of a fire hydrant nearby. If contaminated pesticide water had gathered around the sprinkler heads on your property, this could end up back in the supply.
Do I Need Backflow Services?
If you want to know what is required of you when it comes to your backflow preventer, you have to check local codes and regulations. No matter what, it’s best to have a backflow prevention device tested each year. This reduces your business’s liability, helps make the earth a little greener, and gives you some peace of mind. We can provide this service and present you with a full report of our findings.
We can also provide backflow prevention device installation for new commercial properties, backflow preventer repairs, and replacement. You can trust us to give you accurate information about your backflow preventer, so hire J Geyer and know that your commercial plumbing system in San Diego, CA is in good hands. Call us today to request an estimate.