Backflow install and testing
Residential And Commercial
We Also Test And Certify Water Meters
Back Flow Installation And Testing
Backflow in your pipes should be continually monitored at your home in Toledo. Backflow testing is another area of expertise by Pipe Doctor Plumbing. Most areas, including Toledo, require continuous testing in a home to make sure it is safe and free from contamination.
What Is Backflow?
Basically, it is when pipes get contaminated because of broken pipes or too much pressure within the pipes. Many different problems can occur that can cause backflow to your pipes. Your pipes have a backflow prevention mechanism that should be tested regularly to keep your pipes safe.
At Pipe Doctor Plumbing, our expert technicians are certified to test and install Back Flow Check Valves in both Commercial and Residential properties. Our technicians combine their vast knowledge and the latest tools and techniques to ensure that your back flow prevention devices are operating properly.
Our technicians can also offer you resolutions to prevent breakdowns in your equipment. They will make sure that your reduced pressure zones are operating properly.
Backflow testing in Toledo is an important requirement to ensure that your pipes are safe. Call Pipe Doctor Plumbing today to make an appointment to have your backflow prevention systems tested today and bring peace of mind to your plumbing.
The Whitehouse Ohio Backflow Prevention Information
Water normally flows from the public water system into your home or business, but backflow is the “backwards flow” of water from private plumbing systems into the public water system. Backflow can carry harmful contaminants and bacteria into the public water system, which can lead to illness, injury and, in some cases, death.
About the Backflow Program
Regulatory authority for the backflow program rests with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and enforcement of the program rests with the Village of Whitehouse. View Chapter 3745-95 Backflow Prevention and Cross-Connection Control from the Ohio Administrative Code.
Chapter 3745-95-03 requires the supplier of water to conduct or cause to be conducted an on-site investigation of all premises at least every five years to identify changes in water use practices at the consumer’s property so that new or increased hazards to the water supply are identified and mitigated.
Installing Backflow Prevention Devices
Our department requires commercial and residential customers to install a testable backflow prevention device when their plumbing installations pose a hazard to the public water system. This device prevents water from flowing backward into the water supply.
A few examples of businesses and plumbing situations that require backflow prevention may include:
- fire sprinkler systems
- lawn irrigation systems
- customers with irrigation and deduct meters
- medical facilities, laboratories and mortuaries
- commercial, industrial, and manufacturing facilities
- multi-residential buildings
- hair and nail salons
- automotive repair shops
- swimming pools
- water powered backup sump pumps
Customers must install and maintain the required backflow prevention device. Failure to do so poses a threat to the public water supply, and may result in water service being disconnected.
Required Annual Testing of Devices
After a backflow device is installed, it must be maintained. A backflow device must be tested by a backflow-certified plumber at installation and every 12 months thereinafter to ensure that the device is still in good working order.
Whitehouse has contracted with Aqua Backflow to administer our backflow control program. If you are a customer requiring annual testing of your backflow device, Aqua Backflow will be contacting you on your device’s required testing needs for program compliance. Aqua Backflow does not install, test, or repair backflow devices.
Testers of backflow devices will now be required to submit testing reports online at TrackMyBackflow.com. A fee is required for report submissions. Whitehouse will no longer be accepting any form of testing reports.
Any questions regarding submissions of backflow reports through TrackMyBackflow.com, can be directed to Aqua Backflow at 847-742-2296.
What is the difference between a backflow preventer and a RPZ?
A Reduced Pressure Zone (RPZ) lets you know that the valve is working properly.
RPZ backflow preventers consist of two independent check valves. They work like a double-check backflow preventer, but they also have an intermediate relief valve that opens to atmosphere if both check valves should fail.
RESIDENTIAL & Commercial SERVICE AREAS
We work in various cities/towns, if you are unsure if we can serve you, please contact us!
SERVING THE GREATER TOLEDO AREA
SERVING NORTHWEST OHIO CITIES
- Bowling Green
- Grand Rapids
SERVING SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN CITIES
- Bedford Township
- Ottawa Lake