What is Backflow?
Backflow is unintended water flow reversal resulting in potential contamination, and can happen for a variety of reasons and at different points in the water lines in your plumbing system, such as a cross connection. This contamination to your potable water, or freshwater, can come from any device connected to your water system. This may be equipment, fire protection systems, mechanical devices, sprinkler systems, and even lawn irrigation systems on your property. Backflow prevention devices are designed to keep potable water, or drinking water, safe from these contaminants.
There are tester kits at home improvement stores for use at home, but having a licensed plumber perform the backflow test will give you peace of mind that you have the right data from the backflow test such as water pressure. Kansas City backflow issues will rear its head at some point in your home’s or business’s service life, and A-1 Sewer is here to help with backflow testing, installation of a backflow prevention assembly, and any plumbing issue you may have across the Kansas City metro.
Installing Backflow Prevention Devices for Kansas City
Backflow prevention devices are installed to keep your water clean. Backflow devices consist of a pair of mechanical check valves used to prevent dirty water from backflowing into your clean water supply. A-1 Sewer & Septic Service can professionally install and maintain this system so that you can drink your water worry-free.
While backflow devices may not be mandatory in your home, they are required by law to be installed for plumbing systems in apartments, condominiums, food establishments, and most public and commercial locations. It is important to have the backflow properly and professionally installed, maintained, and tested by A-1 Sewer & Septic Service.
A-1 Sewer & Septic Service, Inc. Assists With Annual Backflow Testing
Once your backflow system is installed, blocking dirt and other contaminants, the city will require an annual inspection to ensure it is performing properly. We will also make sure that your device is up to local plumbing code. A-1 Sewer and Septic will even file the paperwork with the proper jurisdiction, saving you time. If your device is not properly functioning, don’t worry! A-1 Sewer & Septic Service, Inc. will make any necessary repairs and have your device retested. If you fail to have tests performed as required, you can be subjected to interruptions of your clean water services and may be fined.
We have performed backflow services throughout the municipalities of the KC metro and are familiar with their codes, including Lee’s Summit, Lenexa, Olathe, Parkville, Leawood, as well as Blue Springs, Gladstone, Overland Park and Liberty and in every city and village in the greater Kansas City metro area.