We specialize in surveying, testing and repairing Commercial, Industrial and Multi Residential Backflow Preventers (BFP’s). We also have the ability to install Backflow Preventers by working alongside your own preferred plumbing company or by using one of our third party contractors. We offer affordable annual testing of your devices and exceptional service. If you are looking for professional backflow services in the Greater Toronto Area and Southern Ontario, you have found the best independent testing and unbiased organization. Email or call us today.
What is Backflow?
Definition of Backflow:
Water normally flows in one direction from the public water system through the customer’s cold or hot water plumbing. If the water begins to flow in the opposite direction (away from the intended user back towards the City supply), due to back pressure or back siphonage, it can become contaminated from cross connections. Backflow can occur in any commercial, industrial or residential property.
Types of Backflow – Back Siphonage
Backflow from back siphonage is caused by a negative or sub-atmospheric pressure; a drop in the water main pressure. Events that can cause back siphonage include a water main break or a high rate of water withdrawal, such as fire fighting. Back siphonage is the flowing back of used, contaminated, or polluted water from a plumbing fixture, irrigation system or vessel into a potable water supply (drinking water supply) due to a negative pressure in the supply piping.
Types of Backflow – Back Pressure
Backflow from back pressure is caused when the water system is connected to a system or supply operating at a higher pressure than the municipal water system. A booster pump or elevated piping are examples of connections that operate at a higher pressure that cause back pressure.
Can backflow or “back siphonage” be controlled?
Absolutely. We at Epsilon Engineering Solutions Inc. can assess your commercial, Industrial and residential needs to address all of your water quality issues. We will help you meet all guidelines and regulations that are of concern to you, your family and your community.
By installing a backflow prevention device (as per City by-laws compliancy), at the point where the water service enters a building or facility, will ensure that the potable water (drinking water) distribution system is free from contamination and will help to prevent your facility from liability and ensure compliance with City by-laws thus avoiding fines and legal proceedings.
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