Backflow Preventer Inspections
Has a pressure change, water main break, or power outage in your restaurant or business damaged your backflow preventer? Are you due for a backflow preventer inspection? AIE specializes in backflow preventer device inspections, testing, repairs, installations, and replacements to help your business stay operational.
AIE recommends regular backflow preventer inspections to ensure your people stay safe. We offer the time-saving convenience of testing your devices along with other regularly scheduled NFPA fire protection and safety inspections.
Industries We Serve
Restaurants & Commercial Kitchens
Hotels & Resorts
Distribution & E-fulfillment Centers
Backflow Prevention Devices Inspected, Tested & Serviced
Within your multi-location company or restaurant, each building has at least one backflow prevention device inside the water pipes, allowing water to flow safely into the building to keep your potable water pollutant-free. Commercial backflow prevention services, such as inspections, testing, and maintenance on each device play a crucial role in the safety and integrity of the water supply within your restaurants and commercial kitchens, retail stores, government facilities, and industrial properties.
Public health and safety: Backflow can introduce contaminants such as chemicals, bacteria, and other pathogens into the potable water supply. Regular inspections and testing help safeguard public health by preventing the contamination of drinking water.
Compliance: Many municipalities and water authorities require regular backflow inspections as a regulatory compliance measure. Failure to comply with these requirements can result in fines or penalties for property owners.
Liability and legal considerations: Property owners are responsible for maintaining the safety of their plumbing systems and preventing backflow. In the event of a backflow-related contamination incident, liability could fall on the property owner if it is determined that proper preventive measures were not in place.
Insurance requirements: Some insurance policies may require proof of regular backflow inspections to ensure coverage in case of water-related incidents.
Environmental protection: Backflow incidents can lead to the contamination of local water sources, posing risks to ecosystems and the environment.
When you hire AIE to inspect, test, and replace or repair your backflow preventers as needed, together we assist in averting the potential for waterborne illnesses, legal issues, and environmental harm.
Quick tip to save time and money: A licensed fire sprinkler technician can legally inspect and test your backflow preventers, but a backflow technician cannot, by code, inspect your sprinkler system. AIE’s technicians are licensed to do both – we’re a one-stop fire safety source.
Commercial Backflow Inspections & Services: What to Expect
Commercial backflow preventer inspection requirements differ slightly by region. However, most municipalities call for an annual inspection and testing of each cross-connection control and backflow preventer by a certified backflow preventer inspector. However, AIE recommends inspections more often than once a year, such as when your other fire safety equipment and water storage tank inspections are scheduled. It’s vital that your buildings’ water is safe to drink.
Backflow preventer device inspections include:
Backflow Preventer Visual Inspection
Look at the installation and condition of backflow prevention devices to ensure they are properly positioned, in good working condition, and free from damage or wear. This helps to identify any potential problems.
Backflow Preventer Testing
Conduct functional tests on backflow prevention devices to verify their proper operation under varying conditions of water pressure. Testing determines if your devices effectively prevent even the smallest amount of water backflow.
Backflow Preventer Maintenance & Repair
If any issues or malfunctions are identified during inspection and testing, repairs, replacements, and maintenance may be required to restore the proper functioning of the backflow prevention devices. AIE’s licensed fire sprinkler technicians are certified in all backflow preventer services.
Contact AIE Today to Learn More About Backflow Preventer Inspections
AIE is here to assist your company with required backflow preventer inspections, testing, and maintenance at each location. To make it even easier, our licensed fire sprinkler techs can schedule your fire protection inspections together, saving your company time, money, and hassle. We can also inspect your water storage tanks! Contact us today to learn more. 800-892-9863
Fire sprinkler, water system, and backflow preventer 24/7/365 emergency helpline: 888-AIE-PALS (243-7257)