Backflow Preventer Installation & Testing Services in Cincinnati

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A backflow preventer prevents potentially contaminated water from flowing back into the main water supply. Backflow preventers are essential and required in multi-family homes, restaurants, car washes, and most other commercial properties. Residential homeowners typically only require a backflow preventer when they have an irrigation system (sprinkler system) or fire sprinkler system. 

Apollo Home offers backflow preventer testing and installation services in Greater Cincinnati, Dayton, Ohio, and Northern Kentucky. 

When Do You Need a Backflow Preventer?

Backflow preventers protect your home or business’s tap water supply from contaminated water. Water can backflow into the water supply when there are sudden changes in the main water pressure, which can occur when there is a main water break or a high demand on the municipal water system. 

There are a few specific circumstances in which a property owner should install a backflow preventer, such as:

  • Irrigation Systems: Sprinkler systems are particularly susceptible to backflow events. They can be connected to non-potable water sources, and their water can also become contaminated with bugs, chemicals, and bacteria. Backflow preventers are recommended or even required depending on the local regulations for sprinkler systems, whether they are residential or commercial properties. 
  • Fire Sprinkler System: While most residences do not have a fire sprinkler system installed, those that do require a backflow preventer to protect your potable water. All businesses with a sprinkler system need a backflow preventer. 
  • Boilers & Bib Hoses: In certain circumstances, backflow preventers may be necessary for boilers and bib hoses. An expert plumber can determine if they are necessary. 

Even if your situation and local regulations do not require a backflow preventer, it may still be worth installing simply for the peace of mind it provides. No one wants the chance of contaminated water seeping back into your drinking water! 

Backflow Preventer Installation Services

Our expert plumbers are ready to assess your home or commercial property and help you determine whether you need a backflow prevention system. We’ll inspect your plumbing system and identify any potential problems or vulnerabilities that might require a backflow preventer. 

For an irrigation system, we’ll install the backflow preventer at the main control valves for your sprinkler system. Other systems will also have the backflow preventer installed where the system connects to your water supply. 

Backflow prevention system installation should be performed by a plumbing professional. In fact, many local plumbing regulations require that a Master Plumber be present for commercial installations.

Call Apollo Home for expert residential and commercial backflow preventer installation services in Cincinnati, Dayton, Ohio, and Northern Kentucky. 

Backflow Preventer Testing & Repair Services

Most local regulations require that commercial backflow preventers be tested and inspected once a year by a licensed plumber, who then files the paperwork with the state inspectors. 

Residential backflow preventers do not typically have the same level of requirements, though you should check with your local plumber. They should, however, be inspected and tested on a regular basis to ensure that they are still functioning and that no contaminated water seeps back into the potable water. 

Your backflow preventer is typically located near the main control valves of your irrigation system or near the main water supply. If you see water leaking out of the backflow device, you should contact a plumber to schedule an inspection. 

Contact Apollo Home for expert backflow preventer testing and repair services in Cincinnati, Dayton, Ohio, and Northern Kentucky. 

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