Have you ever thought about what separates your drinking water from non-potable, potentially dangerous water?
What is Backflow?
Backflow occurs when non-potable (unclean) water flows the wrong way or backwards in the plumbing system of your office or building and enters the drinking water system. This problem can come from just about any system that includes water, such as pools, sewers, and fire sprinkler systems.
When the pressure downstream in a plumbing system becomes higher than the pressure upstream, backflow occurs. If your building’s backflow pump is not in working order, it could have terrible repercussions. Building occupants could end up drinking water that is dangerous due to contamination.
The Benefits of Backflow Inspections
If backflow is happening in your building, you may not even be aware that there is an issue. At A Total Solution, Inc., we offer inspections and maintenance for your backflow system to guarantee you will never have to worry about your system. Small amounts of debris, sediment, and buildup can cause big problems inside of the backflow assembly. Not only can this lead to the water from your fire sprinkler system leaking back into the drinking water supply, it can also mean that your sprinklers will not function properly in the event of a fire. Should backflow occur, the system will not have enough water to functionally contain a fire.
Backflow system inspections not protect the drinking water and keep the fire protection system in working order – they are also required to be conducted annually (at least) by the National Fire Protection Association 25 Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems.
The ATS Difference
Each of the NICET-certified technicians at A Total Solution, Inc. has been working in the field of life safety and critical systems for an average of ten years. After a rigorous course and certification program, our technicians inspect backflow systems based on the stringent guidelines set forth by the NFPA, Florida Statutes, and local county requirements. Should an issue be identified during an inspection, our team is also prepared to repair and service your equipment to keep your system working at all times. We are dedicated to our clients and are proud to offer 24-hour emergency services for all of your fire protection systems.
Don’t leave your backflow inspections until it is too late. Contact the fire inspection experts at A Total Solution, Inc. today to schedule your next backflow inspection.