When a connection is made to the public water system and to another source containing non-potable water, a backflow preventor is installed to keep the non-potable water from contaminating the public water system. A backflow preventor must be used when installing irrigation, auxiliary water systems, or cooling systems.
Backflow Prevention and Cross Connection Control Installation
Ace's plumbers can install backflow preventers and cross connection control systems for residential and commercial systems. Household plumbing can also require backflow prevention, this will protect your family from backflow from toilets, laundry sinks, outdoor faucets, lawn irrigation and even heating and air conditioning systems.
A 2003 study from the University of Southern California Foundation for Cross-Connection Control and Hydraulic Research (USC-FCCCHR) determined the degree of protection against backflow that is present in today's homes.
The results are summarized as follows:
- 9.6% of the homes surveyed had direct health hazard cross-connections
- 73% of the homes water uses were unprotected cross-connections
- 95.7% of the homes had either a direct or indirect cross-connection to a health hazard
- 91% of the homes had unprotected hose bibs
- 43.6% of the homes had heating/cooling system health hazard cross-connections
Protect your family with a certified backflow prevention system from Ace
Certified Backflow Prevention Repair
Ace's technicians are certified for testing, repair and replacement of backflow prevention devices for both commercial and residential environments. Contact Ace Plumbing for 24-hour emergency service.
We provide backflow prevention services in Sacramento, Folsom, Fair Oaks, Davis, Woodland, Lincoln, Rocklin, Roseville,Elk Grove, Galt, Granite Bay, El Dorado Hills, Mather, Rancho Cordova, Citrus Heights, West Sacramento and all the communities between. Call Ace Plumbing, Heating and Air for an estimate or plumber dispatch.