What is Backflow & Why is it Dangerous?
Backflow is a plumbing issue where the normal water flow reverses and ends up back in your utilities’ clean water supply. This situation is dangerous because it can contaminate your clean water supply with chemicals, bacteria, and other pollutants. This can occur when a water main breaks or a sudden drop in pressure causes a siphon effect.
To prevent this from happening, it’s essential that you have professionals install a backflow preventer into your plumbing system.
Common Causes of Backflow
Even though water distribution systems are designed to keep water flowing in the right direction from the distribution point to your home or office, issues in the distribution system can cause water to flow in the wrong direction. When you don’t have a backflow preventer, contaminated water can flow into the main water supply, posing health and safety risks.
Our Backflow Testing & Prevention Services
At Elite Heating, Air, & Plumbing, we offer several quality backflow testing and prevention services ranging from AC repair and drain cleaning in Sarasota, FL, to testing and installing backflow prevention devices. In addition, our customers can take advantage of the following:
Professional Backflow Testing Services
Our certified team of backflow prevention testers proudly serves Sarasota, FL, on a residential and commercial basis. We perform thousands of tests annually and submit 100% timely results to Sarasota County.
Once you set up an appointment, we’ll test your equipment and submit the results to the appropriate cross-connection prevention office when we finish your recertification tests. If your device fails, we’ll contact you and offer repair options.
Backflow Preventer Installation & Repair
If your backflow system fails this inspection or if you need one installed, we can help. We have highly trained and certified staff who only use manufacture-specific replacement parts, offer a 1-year limited warranty, and comply with the Sarasota County Utilities Approved Product List.
Backflow Testing & Maintenance Plans
We have repair techs on-hand who are ready to test your system and develop a maintenance plan if we notice issues. We’ll give you estimates for parts, labor, and a timeline to get you back in compliance with local regulations and codes.
Benefits of Regular Backflow Testing & Prevention Services
Backflow can be a severe threat to your health and safety, so it’s no surprise that scheduling regular backflow testing and taking preventative steps comes with several great benefits. They include:
Protects the Health & Safety of Your Family and Community
Contaminated water can pose a health and safety risk for the local community and your family. Having a backflow preventer installed in your plumbing in Sarasota, FL, can form a physical barrier that blocks the contaminated water from getting into your clean water. In turn, this helps keep your family and community safe and healthy.
Ensures Compliance with Local Regulations
Most counties have regulations and codes your home or business has to meet. Our experienced staff can ensure you are in compliance with these regulations, helping you avoid fines or water service disruptions.
Saves Money in the Long Run
Having Elite Heating, Air, and Plumbing perform an annual backflow test and certification will help avoid any fines or service disruptions by keeping you in compliance with local regulations.
Contact Us for Backflow Testing and Prevention Services
Elite Heating, Air, & Plumbing offers rapid response times for any backflow testing requests we receive, and we can get your backflow preventer re-certified in as little as 48 hours. We’ll also send the results to the local county or city office to keep your home or business in compliance. Call us at 1-941-241-3590 with questions or to schedule an appointment, or you can use our EZ Book system to schedule your appointment online at your leisure. So don’t wait until you have problems with your backflow to take action; take preventative steps and allow our certified and dedicated techs to test and maintain your system today.