Belmont Backflow Testing & Certification Services
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Backflow, in the broadest and most general sense, is the reversal of the flow of water in your home. This means that the water in your home can be contaminated with waste water, making it unusable and dangerous. With the installation of a Belmont backflow prevention device you can ensure that your home is protected at all times. Our plumbing professionals can help you with all your backflow needs in no time. See what our satisfied customers have to say here, and call us today!
What is backflow?
Backflow is a plumbing term that refers to a pipe that has had its flow of water reversed. Backflow usually leads to contaminated water being spread throughout the house’s plumbing system, causing the water to be completely unusable by the household. Through the installation of a backflow prevention device you can avoid this issue from ever occurring.
Why is testing so important?
Backflow testing is important because it prevents the water supply from being contaminated by other substances. For example, it is almost impossible that the water coming into the water treatment plant be kept away from the water that has already been treated.
If “dirty” water comes into contact with water that has been treated and “cleaned,” then the clean water will take on the status of “dirty” and could pose a health risk to those who consume it or wash with it. By providing testing solutions for your prevention device and your plumbing, you can determine whether or not your home is safe.
What is the backflow testing process?
In order to perform backflow testing, it is necessary to check any and all of the valves that make up the backflow prevention system. Any testing that is performed will need to be done by a professional on a pipe that is pressurized and has its air inlet completely closed off. The steps are as below:
- The first valve that is usually checked using a differential pressure gauge is the internal valve. It ought to have a pressure of 1 psid in the direction of the flow of fluid.
- A high pressure hose will be hooked up to the first test site, and a lower pressure hose will be connected to the second test site.
- The high pressure hose will first be bled, followed by the second, low pressure hose.
- The differential pressure will be checked and if it is around 1 psid, then it is acceptable.
- The high pressure valve will then be connected to the second test cock and the first test cock turned off.
- The second will be allowed to bleed and the pressure will also be recorded.
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