Atlanta Backflow Prevention & Certification Services

Backflow and Backsiphonage Prevention and Repair

Backflow prevention systems stop the water in your system from flowing back into the public water supply. Backflow prevention systems are vital to keeping drinking water safe, and are a top concern to public health services in ensuring your Atlanta area plumbing system is operating properly.

Fulton Plumbing provides certified backflow testing, repair, and certification to the greater Atlanta metro area. Our prompt service and experience ensures the backflow certification requirements and codes set by public health municipalities are met.

What is Backflow?

Backflow is the unwanted reversal in the flow of water from a real or possible source of contamination or pollution back to the public clean water supply. There are 2 types of backflow:

  • Backpressure: Occurs when the user’s system is at a higher pressure than the water supply systems, allowing undesirable substances to be “pushed” back into the potable water system.
  • Backsiphonage: Occurs when negative or reduced pressure exists in the supply piping, allowing undesirable substances to be “drawn” into the potable water supply.

How can Backflow be Avoided?

Simple devices are available to ensure water can only pass through a pipeline in the correct direction.

  • Reduced Pressure Backflow Preventer: A reduced pressure backflow preventer is used to protect water supplies from contamination by controlling the pressure and directing the water flow.
  • Non-Return Valve: A non-return valve, when properly fitted, ensures water flows through a pipe in the correct direction, where pressure conditions may otherwise cause reversed flow.

Why Test Backflow Preventers?

Mechanical backflow preventers have internal seals, springs, and many moving parts – with any tool of this nature, fouling, wearing out, and breaking is possible. Not only are these systems subject to damage, but they can also be easily bypassed. It is necessary to ensure they are functioning properly.

All mechanical backflow preventers have to be tested with specialized, properly calibrated equipment.  Fulton Plumbing has the backflow testing equipment and backflow prevention expertise to handle all of your backflow issues.

Call Fulton Plumbing at (404) 602-0509 or click below to request service today!