Meeting the regulations of commercial backflow prevention
Many municipalities have Backflow Prevention policies plus knowledgeable staff in place to ensure the public, specifically commercial building owners, adhere to strict guidelines to keep our municipal water safe. Plumbing contractors who provide backflow prevention services must have specifically trained and licenced plumbers for this type of work as well as obtain approval from each municipality they work in. Specialized hi-tech equipment is used and this equipment must be officially “calibrated” by a third party on a regular basis with proof of such provided to each municipality to ensure accuracy.
If you have received a letter from your municipality regarding backflow prevention, you must contract a professional, licenced plumbing contractor like Harris Plumbing, to perform the required work for you. Our backflow prevention services includes all the steps that are required, such as permits and documentation, so that your experience is painless and carefree as well as compliant with your municipality’s requirements.
Disruptive backflow issues can 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 and keep 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.
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.
If you currently have backflow devices installed in your commercial building, they require annual testing to ensure they are operating as they should. Therefore annual backflow testing is necessary. We can pre-schedule your annual test each year as well as submit the required documentation to ensure you remain compliant with your municipality at all times.
No matter the plumbing issue, we come prepared to solve the problem and can provide regular maintenance checks to ease your worries and concerns.
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