Backflow Maintenance And Repair
The biggest problem we see with the assemblies are freeze damage. The assembly must be winterized properly in time to prevent damage. Wear and tear can be caused by little rocks and sand that get into your assembly.
We repair all kinds of backflow systems, Irrigation, fire and municipal. We understand that it is critical to have your system back up and running as soon as possible.
For more information or to schedule a repair please give us a call at 801-214-9625
Types of Assemblies
Reduced Pressure Assembly
Highest degree of protection. This type is required when there is any cross contamination with the culinary (city) water supply.
Valve Dump. The valve will discharge if the system being protected pressure become higher than allowed compared to the source pressure.
Device by design reduces pressure by an average of 25%.
Pressure Vacuum Breaker
In the right conditions this device is a good alternative to the more expensive reduced pressure principle assembly.
There is little pressure loss and is simple to maintain.
Double Check Assembly
There are a lot of these installed. They were legal and proper a few years ago but are no longer allowed on new systems and when they cannot be repaired, they must be replaced with either a pressure vacuum breaker or a reduced pressure assembly.
Check valves do not have testing shut offs and are no longer approved.
This simple little know device does not need to be tested, is self draining and almost trouble free.
The vacuum breaker does have limitations.
- It has to be a minimum of 6″ higher than anything that comes after it.
- Can not have a valve after it.
- Can not have any back pressure.
Watts, Conbraco, Ames, Wilkins, Rainbird, Toro, Apollo, Hunter, Febco, Orbit and all others.