Backflow, or the unwanted reversal of water flow, can be a serious health risk and embarrassing inconvenience. Backflow must be addressed by a qualified technician as it can introduce hazardous contaminants like pesticides and other human waste into your potable water supply. This holds true for both residential backflow prevention as well as commercial backflow prevention. Cape Coral and Southwest Florida’s water supply is a precious commodity and needs to be protected today more than ever. This is why our local water departments have specific requirements for installing backflow prevention devices on water supply lines entering your Fort Myers or Naples home or business.
This occurs most commonly when a system design error or device failure causes a municipal water stream to cross-connect with a private water supply in a commercial property.
Other related terms you may hear include “back siphonage,” a form of backflow caused by negative pressure, and “backpressure backflow,” which occurs as a result of downstream pressure. Both are serious problems that must be corrected.
Installed backflow devices are required to be inspected and tested each year by a certified backflow tester. Rainaldi Plumbing is certified and specializes in the testing of backflow prevention devices of all sizes, brands and applications. The test is designed to ensure your device is working properly to protect both you and your family, as well as the public water supply from contaminated water.
In addition to providing state-certified backflow testing, Avis Plumbing & Air Conditioning also offers comprehensive backflow preventer repair and replacement services. If your plumbing does not pass our testing, or if you are moving into a new facility that doesn’t have an approved backflow prevention device already installed, we can help. Call Avis today at (239) 481-1511 for an on-site quote.