Backflow PreventionPosted by September 13th, 2017
In order to maintain the safety of your water supply, one of the key principles is backflow prevention.
Backflow Prevention – Potable water is one of the most valuable commodities we have in Toronto, Etobicoke, Mississauga and the GTA. It means that we are able to drink freely from the tap and water our lawns and gardens without fear of illness from contaminated water. In order to maintain the safety of your water supply, one of the key principles is backflow prevention.
By definition, backflow is when wastewater fails to be removed, and instead flows back into the supply of clean, fresh water. The level of contamination will determine how serious the problem is. For example, you could have contaminants that are undetectable and cause no harm, save for the fact that they exist. On the other hand, you could have water that is contaminated and looks unappealing. More serious than this minor annoyance is water that has been contaminated by pesticides, toxic chemicals, or human waste products. These contaminants pose serious health issues if the water is consumed by humans. For this reason, it is necessary to have backflow prevention devices installed that will be able to keep the wastewater effectively removed from freshwater sources.
In order to function most efficiently, backflow prevention devices must be automatic rather than manually operated. The two main types of backflow prevention devices include check valves and air gaps. If you are interested in learning which kind of backflow prevention devices will be the best fit for your home or business, contact us at Cynergy Mechanical Ltd.
When you contact us about backflow prevention, we will schedule a time for one of our licensed plumbers to come out to your home or business and assess your situation. Upon the completion of the assessment, we can tell you which things are working well and which backflow prevention devices will be most effective in keeping your building and water safe. We specialize in backflow prevention device installation and calibration, and our master plumbers are certified BFP installers. Once we have installed your backflow prevention devices, we offer yearly testing and calibration in order to ensure that your system will continue to function efficiently for as long as possible.
Let us help you to protect your potable water supply, your health and your home or business today.