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Plumbing code is becoming even more regulated and it’s important that your building’s plumbing is up to par — for both your occupants and the state code.
What is Backflow?
When there’s enough water pressure in your building’s plumbing, everything works as it should.
However, when there is a drop in water pressure due to a burst water main, frozen pipes, or a significantly higher demand on water supply, backflow can occur. The reduced pressure in the pipes can allow water from other sources to flow in the reserve direction, causing contamination.
Backflow in the water supply poses a serious health risk. This is why commercial plumbing code requires backflow preventers to be installed and maintained.
Backflow Prevention & How it Works
Backflow preventers or RPZ valves (reduced pressure zone valves) can be installed in your commercial building’s plumbing to prevent backflow.
When there is a decrease in water pressure and backflow could occur, the RPZ valve opens, allowing water out rather than allowing backflow to reverse into the water supply. In order to be compliant with plumbing code for commercial buildings, you must have backflow preventers installed and tested at least once a year by a professional plumber.
Count on Sobieski to Install Your Commercial Backflow Preventers
At Sobieski, our professional plumbing team is here to help your commercial building stay compliant with plumbing code. We can install backflow preventers, test them, and ultimately maintain them so your Delaware, Maryland, or Pennsylvania commercial property is code-compliant and protected.