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Backflow Preventers in the Greater Atlanta Area

Water is vital to our existence—it nourishes our bodies, extinguishes fires, sustains greenery, and much more. But what was once an abundant supply is now being limited due to high demand, therefore making it crucial to protect the resources we have as best we can.

In the fire protection industry, we must do our part to protect the water supply through the use of backflow prevention systems, which is why your fire suppression system needs to utilize backflow preventers. While preventing contaminated or toxic water from flowing backwards into a municipality’s water distribution, they may also prevent your sprinkler system from achieving full water flow demand.

If your backflow preventers need inspecting, give the experts at Fire Protection Services a call. Our skilled technicians will test your backflow prevention system to ensure it is equipped to protect your home or business in the event of a fire!

What Is a Backflow Prevention System?

Backflow is the reversal of the flow of a liquid, gas, or suspended solid—and in this case, water from a fire suppression system. A backflow preventer is a mechanical device with check valves, air inlets, and relief valves installed on water piping that serves to prevent pressurized water from flowing from the fire suppression system into the public water supply. Specialized backflow preventer valves are used where there is not sufficient vertical clearance or physical space to install an air gap, or when pressurized operation or other factors rule out use of an air gap.

Call Fire Protection Services today to get your backflow preventers tested!

Backflow Inspection Requirements

According to the National Fire Protection Association, your backflow prevention systems need to be routinely inspected.

Daily/Weekly Visual Inspection

  • Reduced pressure detectors
  • Control valves (locked/supervised)

Monthly Visual Inspection

  • Double check valves
  • Control valves (locked/supervised)

Annual Functional Test

  • Full forward flow test

Backflow Prevention Testing

Backflow prevention devices are intended to prevent contaminated sprinkler water from going into your drinking water. These devices need proper testing and maintenance in order to operate efficiently and the tests must be conducted annually to ensure they meet the system demand. According to NFPA 25, your backflow preventer must undergo two types of testing:

  • Forward Flow Test
  • Backflow Testing

At Fire Protection Services, we provide both forward flow testing and backflow testing for your backflow prevention systems. If you’re interested in scheduling backflow preventer tests in the Atlanta area, call us today to learn more!

Backflow Prevention Inspection & Testing in Atlanta

If you’re looking for a reputable company to inspect and test your fire sprinkler system’s backflow preventers in both residential and commercial establishments, contact Fire Protection Services. Our highly trained technicians are ready to test your system and provide effective backflow preventer maintenance to bring it back to code! Call us today to schedule your backflow preventer inspection or testing!