Commercial Backflow Prevention

Backflow MetersUnder normal circumstances, there is sufficient water pressure in water mains to keep potable water flowing in one direction: from the source (treatment plant) through city water mains to residential and commercial meters and taps. The one-direction flow ensures that potable water does not mix with non-potable water or other contaminants.

However, pressure can drop in the water mains delivering water to local taps if there is:

  • A water main break or
  • A high water demand (as often happens when the fire department needs water or is testing a hydrant)

If pressure drops, water can backflow, introducing the risk of cross contamination with non-potable water and/or other contaminants. To prevent cross contamination in the event of backflow, the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Authority requires all new commercial facilities to install backflow preventers, which must be tested annually to maintain compliance with city and county building codes.

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Backflow Prevention Device Testing

Roto-Rooter‘s commercial plumbing services include annual testing of backflow preventers. Our staff includes licensed Journeyman plumbers who are also certified backflow prevention device testers by the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Authority. When backflow preventer assemblies pass annual testing, we complete all necessary paperwork to ensure your business’s compliance with local regulations. If your backflow preventer assembly fails, we will diagnose, repair and retest the backflow prevention device.

Roto-Rooter provides fast commercial plumbing service so backflow prevention device testing and/or repair do not interfere with your normal business operations. We provide 24/7 emergency plumbing service, and we can usually be on-site to your commercial facility within two hours of your call. Our commercial plumbing services are available AT NO EXTRA CHARGE until 7:00 pm Monday through Saturday.

For fast response and reliable backflow prevention device testing and repair, contact Roto-Rooter.

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