Backflow prevention device certification is an integral part of the system with which we keep our water safe. At the point just before a water line is merged with a potentially hazardous use inside a business, we install a backflow prevention device. Where a backflow device at a meter outdoors prevents water inside a building from rejoing the public water, a backflow device inside a building prevents water designated for one use from rejoining the clean water flow.
For example, backflow prevention devices installed in a grocery store make sure that the water that is mixed with bleach for cleaning in the meat department is seperated from the water that is used for misting your lettuce in the produce department. This type of interior backflow protection is monitored by your local, county and state health departments.
Businesses whose products could have an immediate impact on public health - like restaurants - must have backflow prevention devices installed in the proper places, and have those devices certified by a backflow professional, before those businesses can begin operation.
THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT REQUIRES ME TO INSTALL A BACKFLOW PREVENTION DEVICE... NOW WHAT?
The health department has inspected your business prior to your opening, and they require you to install backflow prevention devices at particular locations in your plumbing system. Or, your backflow devices are already installed, and you just need to have them certified by a backflow professional to meet the requirements of the health department. Either way, ABP Backflow has got you covered. ABP can install and/or certify your backflow prevention device, making sure that your business meets or exceeds health codes. Contact us in the mornings and we can often have your certification complete on the same day!
WHERE DO I NEED TO HAVE A CERTIFIED BACKFLOW DEVICE?
The health department may require you to have several backflow units inside your business, depending on the type of services you provide. If you have a restaurant, you may need a backflow prevention device installed on water lines that service carbonators, ice-machines, water-softeners, automatic soap dispensers, pressurized ovens or baking proofers. In just about every case where a water use can be affected by pressure, heat or hazardous chemicals during the manufacture of a consumer product - especially food - you can expect to need a backflow device.
WHAT IS BACKFLOW CERTIFICATION?
The certification process is simply an inspection of your backflow prevention device installations to make sure that the meet the or exceed the parameters of the health code. A backflow professional will observe the correct installation and operation of an approved and appropriate backflow prevention device before certifying the device to meet the requirements of the health department.
WHY SHOULD ABP BACKFLOW CERTIFY MY BACKFLOW DEVICE?
We know how difficult it can be to organize the opening of a restaurant or similar business. Many times you need services exactly when you need them - or immediately! You can depend on ABP Backflow to be there for you when you need a certification. Call early for same-day service!
ABP Backflow is available to serve you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call, fax or e-mail to schedule your backflow test today!