Backflow Preventers in VT, NY & NH
The water flowing into a residential or commercial property should only flow in one direction. When a municipal water line experiences a loss of water pressure, a backflow preventer keeps pressurized fire sprinkler water lines from flowing back into the water line, preventing the possible polluting of the municipal water system.
A backflow preventer plays an essential role in a fire suppression system, just like fire sprinkler systems and other equipment supplied by a potable water system do. It keeps water clean and safe for your building’s occupants and anyone else who shares the same public water system.
Vermont Division of Fire Safety regulations require every business to install backflow preventers on automatic fire sprinkler systems. To ensure adequate protection for its water supply, each business must also make sure its backflow preventer is regularly inspected and tested to meet local and state codes.
Firetech Sprinkler Corp. provides comprehensive backflow system services, including design, installations, inspections, testing, and maintenance for all types of fire sprinkler systems in commercial and industrial facilities. For over 30 years, we’ve served businesses and industries throughout Vermont, northeastern New York, and beyond.
We also offer sprinkler system installation and related services for residential homes, including one- and two-family dwellings as well as multi-family properties.
Backflow System Inspection, Testing & Maintenance in Vermont, North Eastern New York & New Hampshire
Both fire sprinkler systems connected to public water supplies or those using chemicals like antifreeze are serious concerns for public water safety if backflow occurs. Approved backflow preventers meet the requirements of multiple testing agencies such as the American Water Works Association, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American National Standards Institute, American Society of Sanitary Engineers, the Factory Mutual Research Corporation, and UL (formerly Underwriters Laboratory).
Sprinkler and chemical suppression systems require inspections at least once a year, and it’s a good idea to have the backflow preventer inspected and tested by a certified contractor at the same time. Doing so keeps your backflow system operating correctly and keeps contaminated water, bacteria, chemicals, natural gas, and other hazardous substances from contaminating the water supply.
The most common problems with backflow systems are:
- Faulty backflow preventers and valves.
- Leaking gaskets, seals, and other components.
- Leaking pipes.
- Damaged flanges.
Annual backflow prevention testing and maintenance as required by the National Fire Protection Association helps prevent water contamination that can be harmful to people and the environment. Firetech’s trained experts provide testing and inspection services for all backflow systems, ensuring your system works properly and helping you to avoid fines for noncompliance and interrupted water supply.
Our New England Water Works Association-certified technicians are also equipped to repair backflow preventers when necessary.
Vermont Backflow System Installations
Whether you’re upgrading or replacing an existing backflow preventer or installing a new one, Firetech’s reliable team will help you choose the best type of backflow system for your needs. We also tailor-design sprinkler systems that comply with all federal, state, and local codes while adequately meeting your specific water demands.
Schedule Backflow System Services in VT, NY & NH
There’s no more dependable source than Firetech for ensuring your backflow system consistently operates the way it should to keep your water protected. Our 30-plus years of experience in Vermont, northeastern New York, and beyond makes us the area’s most trusted source for fire protection services, including backflow preventer inspection, testing, installation, or repair. You can depend on us to keep your potable water supply free from contamination.