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Backflow Testing + Certification

A backflow prevention device protects safe drinking water that is free of pollution or contamination caused by backflow. Backflow is the reversed flow of water (or industrial fluids) into distribution pipes. At Savannah Thompson and Thompson we are licensed to install and check these devices for state wide compliance.

Many industrial Industrial and commercial places need backflow systems, including:

But it’s not just commercial and industrial sites that need backflow testing and installation. Here are two residential instances when a backflow system should be installed and checked regularly.

If You Have A Home Irrigation System

Backflow of pesticides and fertilizers can occur if you have a sudden drop in water pressure. Hose-attached sprinklers and spray nozzles are also a risk and should be fitted with a hose connection vacuum breaker. Call your Savannah plumber for expert advice on your irrigation system, and to see if yours needs a backflow preventer.

If You Have A Home With An In-Ground Pool

Your pool can do damage to the Savannah public water distribution system if you leave a hose in it. You should have an approved backflow device installed to prevent any problems.

What Is A Backflow Preventer?

Backflow preventers are mechanical devices that are fitted with one-way check valves that prevent water from backing up into your supply line. Put simply, water can only flow in the one direction through these valves. Our trained and certified Savannah plumbers install all types of backflow preventers and we know where to place them for ease of repair and testing.

What Causes Backflow In Savannah?

There are two primary causes of backflow. First, the pressure in your plumbing system may be higher than the pressure in the Savannah water distribution system. Second, the flow of water can reverse when there is low pressure on the distribution system. Back siphonage can also occur if there is a spike in demand from a mains break.

Testing Backflow Prevention Devices

Backflow preventers are mechanical devices and all mechanical devices can fail. Annual testing is vital to make sure your unit is running at optimum levels. It is also required by law to test your unit every year so no harm comes to our Savannah community water supply.

Savannah, GA Thompson and Thompson plumbers can keep your water fresh and safe with our approved and recommended backflow treating equipment. Don’t delay and Call (912) 236-3333 to speak to one of our agents.

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