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Backflow Prevention Testing in Bedford Hills, NY

Backflow is when water flows backward into the public water supply. This is usually caused when pressure in a home plumbing system is higher than the pressure distribution system. The difference in pressure can be due to a pressure drop in the distribution system. Pressure reduces when a water main bursts, pipes freeze or there is unexpectedly high demand on the water system. For example, if water is drawn from a hydrant near your home, the pressure in the distribution system could be less than in your plumbing system. The higher pressure from your personal plumbing may allow contaminated water from the ground, from storage or from other sources to be drawn into the main system.

Can I Really Contaminate the Public Water Supply?

Yes, every time you wash your car or power wash your deck, you become vulnerable to back siphonage. For example, if you leave a hose in a soapy bucket of water, or connected to pesticide sprayer, the polluted water can be pulled back through the system and contaminate the public water supply. Keep in mind that back siphonage can happen at home, business or restaurant. Outbreaks of gastrointestinal distress, Hepatitis A, and Legionnaires' disease have been reported due to instances of unprotected backflow.

Typical Backflow Preventer Applications

  • Irrigation sprinkler systems
  • Air conditioning systems
  • Laboratory equipment
  • Photo developing equipment
  • Boilers
  • Swimming pools
  • Solar heat systems
  • Fire sprinkler systems
  • Soda vending machines

Who Can Test My Backflow Preventer?

Testing of your backflow must be performed by a technician licensed and certified in the testing and repair of backflow assemblies. Certified documentation of the testing of your backflow preventer will be kept on file at our office. Michael C. Palotta Lawn Irrigation, Inc. is one of the premier irrigation and backflow testing companies in Westchester NY, Putnam NY, Rockland NY, and Connecticut. Call today to make an appointment to have your backflow preventer installed or tested.
For all your backflow prevention needs, contact Michael C. Palotta Lawn Irrigation. Call us today at 914-241-0550 to speak with a member of our team.