Backflow Protection – the method for keeping our drinking water drinkable and Dynamic Drains are the experts that can test, install, repair, and replace your business or home’s backflow prevention devices. We are licensed to install, test, and certify any backflow prevention device. Some businesses that have these devices are restaurants, dentists, funeral homes, convenient stores, and manufacturing plants. For residential applications, backflow prevention devices are typically installed for irrigation systems and swimming pool fill lines. The plumbing code in most municipalities require annual testing of these devices when installed in commercial applications, to certify they are functioning properly, by a certified Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester (BPAT) and we can provide that service.
Dynamic Drains is a team of professionals dedicated to honest communication and high professionalism. Give us a call, we will…
- Inspect your plumbing
- Diagnose the problem
- Deliver an upfront quote
- Install a Backflow Prevention device!
You may be experiencing a leak or improper installation of your prevention device, which is an issue repairable and replaceable by Dynamic Drains professionals.
There are three main ways that prevention devices will prevent backflow, air gaps, vacuum breakers, and check valves.
- Air gaps are a physical separation between the outlet of a fresh water pipe or faucet and the top rim of the sink or vessel that the fixture flows into, like a bathroom or kitchen sink. The distance between the outlet of your bath sink faucet, and the lip or rim of the sink, through the free atmosphere, is the air gap. A physical air gap is the best solution to prevent your drinking water from being contaminated, but they aren't always an option for all applications. This is why there are testable backflow prevention devices, like check valves and pressure vacuum breakers, that can protect the drinking water.
- Atmospheric vacuum breakers are commonly used on garden hose spigots and mop sink faucets. They are designed to open air vents whenever there is a decrease in pressure to keep from potentially contaminated water getting back into your drinking water. These devices are not testable but are still very important and are required for keeping our drinking water drinkable.
- Testable check valves and pressure vacuum breaker valves installed on a plumbing system will moderate the flow and keep it moving in the right direction. These valves prevent a pressure deficit or other backflow scenario from pulling potentially contaminated water back through the plumbing system and into the drinking water. These devices must be maintained and certified per code.