Backflow Testing and Prevention
Walker Backflow and Fire Protection Services specializes in the testing, repair, and installation of backflow prevention devices. We are certified to perform these services through out the state of Alabama. We have specialists highly trained and qualified in the field, having received certification from the Environment and Conservation Division and the American Water Works Association.
The Environmental and Protection Agency and the American Water Works Association, as well as state and local water authorities, have placed an emphasis on cross connection and backflow testing as a means of keeping the water systems safe for the consumer. Walker Backflow and Fire Protection Services is focusing attention in this area in response to the new policies set by these organizations.
Attention Home and Business Owners!
If you have domestic water service, an irrigation system or a fire protection system, you probably have backflow devices already present on your property. These devices require regular maintenance and testing to insure they operate correctly.
If you do not have backflow devices installed, your local water authority or your insurance company may notify you to request a backflow device be installed. We can install any size backflow device on any type of water system. Please give us a call for a quote.
What is a Backflow?
Backflow is the reversal of the flow of water from its intended direction in any pipeline or plumbing system. Backflow is dangerous because it can allow drinking water in plumbing systems to become contaminated and unusable, possibly even deadly. Backflow can allow bacteria and other contaminants to enter your tap and drinking water supply. Fortunately, this problem can be prevented.
Backflow Preventors are mechanical plumbing devices installed in a plumbing system to prevent water from flowing backwards and becoming contaminated. A properly installed, tested, and maintained backflow preventor at the service entrance to the building or property can reliably prevent the backflow of water of an unknown quality.