In most business settings, sprinkler systems are a fundamental firefighting tool. Sprinklers operate on water, which unfortunately can become contaminated. To prevent toxic water from flowing backward and entering the municipal water supply, you may need to install a backflow preventer.
Fire Protection Team is experienced with backflow prevention. Whether you need a system installed, inspected, tested, or repaired, we’re the right company for the job. We have 25 years of industry experience, so you know you can trust us to deliver the services you need.
If your backflow preventer requires attention, please call 203.250.1115 to schedule services near Cheshire, CT or Hooksett, NH location. If you’d like to learn more, contact us online today.
Backflow Preventer Installation
“Backflow” is a term that describes the reverse flow of liquids, gases, or suspended solids in a plumbing system. A backflow preventer in a fire suppression system prevents pressurized water from flowing into the public water supply with the use of check valves, air inlets, and pressure relief valves.
Not all fire sprinkler systems require a backflow preventer. You only need this feature if there isn’t sufficient clearance to install an air gap, or if pressurized operation rules out the use of an air gap.
If you’re not sure about your backflow prevention needs, FPT can help you sort out the codes and regulations. Then, we can design and install a backflow preventer to meet your needs.
Backflow Preventer Inspections & Testing
As with all mechanical devices, backflow preventers can malfunction. To help prevent this from happening, count on FPT for routine inspections and testing. Our expert staff stays up-to-date with the latest code changes so you don’t have to.
We make sure the following points are true at the completion of a backflow preventer inspection and test:
- All backflow devices are working properly.
- There are no site conditions that could compromise the performance of the backflow prevention system.
- The control valves are accessible and in good condition.
- The equipment passes the annual performance differential test in accordance with NFPA 25.
- The customer is familiar with how the equipment operates.
- All devices are tagged and records are updated as required.
After each inspection, we provide you with a detailed written report of our findings, complete with recommendations to repair or modify your backflow preventer, if necessary.
Backflow Preventer Repair
Most problems with your backflow system should come to your attention during routine inspections and testing. However, if you notice your device leaking or experiencing other problems, call FPT right away. We’ll perform the necessary fix to get your equipment working properly again.
Schedule Backflow Preventer Services in Connecticut & New Hampshire
At FPT, our goal is to keep your backflow prevention system working well. Whether you need one installed in your new building or it’s time for a routine inspection, let us help your business remain safe and code compliant with our backflow preventer services.
To take advantage of our extensive industry experience, please contact Fire Protection Team and schedule backflow prevention installation, inspection, testing, or repair today.