Why would you need to install a new backflow device?
If your backflow device fails its annual test, we will usually recommend a repair which includes a good cleaning and replacement of failing internal rubber or other parts. If a repair is not possible, often because of the age and condition of the device, we will recommend the replacement of your old assembly with a brand-new, lead-free certified backflow device that meets your requirements and that has a history of good performance.
WHY DO YOU NEED BACKFLOW SECURITY?
Backflow prevention assemblies are often targets of theft. These devices are constructed of valuable metals and can be sold for the value of their metal weight. Additionally, these stolen devices could be sold as new or refurbished devices. The fact that most backflow devices are located outside makes them easy targets for thieves. Devices servicing business parks, construction sites, or remote areas away from lights and traffic are especially vulnerable at night.
One way to ensure that your valuable backflow device is not stolen is to lock it up. Backflow cages and backflow valve locks are two of the most popular theft-deterrent solutions.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A BACKFLOW CAGE?
A custom-designed and built backflow cage is an excellent way of securing your backflow prevention device. The cage completely surrounds the device, making it inaccessible to a thief. The design of contemporary cages provides a recessed area for placing a padlock so that prospective thieves are unable to cut your lock with bolt cutters. The fine welded metal mesh of the cage resists cutting and makes a would-be saw man very conspicuous. A backflow device protected by a backflow cage is not a good target for a thief, and thus are rarely stolen. Let ABP Backflow design and install a custom backflow cage to protect your valuable equipment.