Commercial Backflow Prevention

Meeting the regulations of commercial backflow prevention

Disruptive backflow issues can also cause commercial businesses to lose time and money – as plumbing issues can halt production and service. That’s why our Harris Plumbing team responds as quickly as possible to any commercial plumbing issue – to get your business up and running ASAP.

The Problem With “Back-Siphonage” In Commercial Spaces

Commercial water systems can malfunction for many different reasons, and backflow issues can be disruptive, inconvenient, messy, and toxic – as sewage bacteria can contaminate water and sterile spaces.

Due to these concerns, the Ontario Water Works Association (OWWA) has established a working group for backflow prevention that reviews and researches how Ontario can reduce and eliminate backflow risks in residential and commercial buildings.  Each municipality is responsible for monitoring and maintaining their Backflow program. This involves communicating with local businesses when necessary and requesting backflow surveys, annual maintenance tests on existing devices and new installations.

Maintenance Checks

In support of optimal health and safety compliance for all commercial businesses, our Harris Plumbing team has done their due diligence to stay up to date on the requirements of commercial spaces that rely on frequently inspected, maintained, and serviced backflow prevention devices. If you receive a letter from your municipality requiring backflow attention by a specific due date, contact a local plumbing contractor like Harris Plumbing with current backflow licencing and the approval to do so by your municipality, for professional, reliable service.

No matter the plumbing issue, we come prepared to solve the problem and can provide regular maintenance checks to ease your worries and concerns.

Contact Harris Today

For all of your commercial plumbing needs, contact us today. We can help to provide drain maintenance, kitchen upkeep ,commercial plumbing upgrades, and so much more.

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