Ventura & Los Angeles Backflow Testing, Repair & Maintenance for Commercial Properties
If you own a commercial building or a multi-family property, you know how important it is to provide clean drinking water to your tenants, customers, and guests. A backflow prevention device protects your potable water supply against contamination or pollution from backflow.
T-Top Plumbing provides Los Angeles & Ventura commercial backflow testing, installation, maintenance and repair services. For over 25 years, commercial property owners have entrusted us with backflow testing and repair.
WHAT IS BACKFLOW?
Backflow is a reverse flow of water and other substances into a building’s drinking water distribution. This backflow can either be caused by back pressure or back siphonage.
Backflow into the drinking water system is possible if the pressure in the boiler system increases enough to exceed the water distribution system’s pressure.
For example, let’s say there’s not an approved or properly functioning backflow preventer at the connection point between your building’s drinking water main and hot water boiler system.
Back siphonage occurs when there’s negative pressure (a vacuum or partial vacuum) within the water distribution system – very similar to the effect when we take a sip of water through a straw.
This type of negative pressure can happen to a drinking water distribution system whenever a water main break occurs or a fire hydrant is used.
UNDERSTANDING BACKFLOW PREVENTION
Backflow prevention is best achieved with the installation of a backflow prevention device. When properly installed, maintained, and repaired, a backflow prevention device keeps contaminated water and chemicals from flowing back into your building’s water supply system.
This device measures the pressure of your plumbing system as it operates normally. If the pressure ever drops or reverses, the backflow prevention system closes. Keeping unsafe drinking water clear of the building’s potable water supply.
BACKFLOW PREVENTION DEVICES PROTECT YOUR TENANTS, CUSTOMERS & YOURSELF
Backflow prevention devices should be installed at any commercial facility where chemicals are used or there’s a boiler system or source of drinking water that can’t be contaminated. This includes apartments, condominiums, hospitals, restaurants, and other establishments/buildings open to the general public.
Many municipal codes require a backflow prevention device at every individual cross-section point within a commercial plumbing system. The state of California requires all backflow prevention devices to be tested every year by a certified tester of backflow prevention devices. T-Top Plumbing is that certified backflow prevention device tester in the Los Angeles and Ventura area.
NEED COMMERCIAL BACKFLOW TESTING & REPAIR IN VENTURA & LOS ANGELES COUNTIES?
In order to protect tenants, customers, and yourself from backflow issues, the fully licensed plumbers at T-Top Plumbing provide expert backflow device testing in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. With our years of experience, nobody understands local requirements for backflow systems in this region better than us.
In addition to our LA and Ventura backflow prevention testing, our professionals also provide:
- Emergency Repairs
- Complete Installation
- Regular Maintenance
Call (805) 527-8867 to schedule an appointment to have a backflow preventer installed, repaired, tested or certified!