Back Flow Protection

Backflow prevention is a method used to ensure that water flows in the intended direction and does not become contaminated by unwanted substances. It is a critical aspect of maintaining the safety and integrity of a plumbing system. There are several different types of backflow prevention devices, each designed for specific applications and situations.

One type of backflow prevention device is the atmospheric vacuum breaker. This device is typically used on outdoor hose bibs, irrigation systems, and other non-potable water systems. The device is designed to prevent backflow by breaking the vacuum that can occur in a plumbing system, allowing air to enter and disrupt the flow of water.

Another type of backflow prevention device is the reduced pressure principle backflow preventer. These devices are used in situations where there is a higher risk of contamination, such as in industrial settings or where hazardous chemicals are present. The device works by creating a pressure differential that prevents backflow and ensures that water flows in the intended direction.

A third type of backflow prevention device is the double check valve assembly. These devices are used in situations where there is a moderate risk of contamination, such as in commercial buildings or multi-family dwellings. The device works by having two independently operating check valves, which prevent backflow in the event of a failure in one of the valves.

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