Backflow Prevention and Backflow Testing Services in Calgary
What is Backflow?
Backflow is when there is a flow reversal in a home’s potable water system, which can cause contamination and unsafe drinking water. Home water systems can be contaminated with chlorine from pools and hot tubs, soap and detergents, human waste, pesticides, fertilizers, household chemicals or other common contaminants through backflow. This is why backflow testing is equally as important as backflow prevention. Water flowing backwards out of your home can also contaminate the public water supply.
Reversal of flow happens when there is a significant change in water pressure. Pressure changes can be caused by power outages, air trapped in the pipes, failure of a pressure regulating valve, a break in the water main, or a high demand on your water supply.
Water from your main supply should only ever flow into your home and never in the opposite direction. This can be achieved through proper backflow preventer testing, installation and the maintenance of the backflow preventer in your home.
A backflow preventer & consistent backflow preventer testing ensures that your home drinking water stays safe and uncontaminated. This is why our technicians at Lonestar ensure quality backflow preventer installation services. A backflow preventer enables water to flow in one direction, but never allows it to flow the opposite way, thus preventing contamination.
Common Backflow Prevention Devices:
Double Check Valve Assembly (DCVA)
Reduced Pressure Backflow Assembly (RPBA)
Spill Resistant Vacuum Breaker Assembly (SRVB)
Reduced Pressure Principle Backflow Assembly (RP)
Backflow Testing Calgary
Backflow Testing Services in Calgary; Backflow Preventer Testing
You may receive a reminder letter from the City of Calgary about having your cross connection control device tested to ensure that backflow isn’t posing a risk of contamination to the public water system. If you have gotten a letter like this, we strongly recommend that you contact us for professional backflow testing services. Backflow testing should be conducted annually.
Make sure you hire a professional to conduct a backflow inspection and undergo backflow preventer testing on your device. You should have a backflow inspection conducted for your backflow preventer upon installation and once a year thereafter. Lone Star’s technicians offer the reliable, professional backflow testing services that Calgary trusts.
Backflow testing is important because you can’t necessarily tell if your water supply is contaminated–it might look, smell, and taste completely normal even when it contains unsafe contaminants. This is why it is so important to have a reliable backflow preventer device and to regularly engage in backflow testing services. Backflow preventer testing is vital and needs to be conducted by a professional at least once a year.
Our backflow testing technicians have expertise and plenty of experience in backflow prevention, backflow preventer installation and we also provide quality backflow testing services. Trust us to ensure the safety of your family’s drinking water.