Fire safety systems that link to potable water sources require backflow preventers to avoid water contamination.
There are various fire systems that require backflow preventers, such as:
Wet & Dry Pipe Fire Sprinkler Systems
Fire Suppression Systems
Backflow Preventer Risks
Designing and installing a fire safety system is a crucially important task. Backflow preventers are required as a precautionary valve in the event of water or air pressure changes. Water main breaks, plumbing updates, and other system movement can unbalance the water pressure that holds your fire safety system in place.
In some instances, the pressure tank of the water source can get disrupted and undermine the cross-connection that is attached to the water source. If this problem occurs, the backflow preventer is designed to stop and separate the water to keep it clean. Most properties share public water with other buildings so backflow inspections, testing, and maintenance are important steps to keep your community water clean and prevent a very costly malfunction.
Backflow Inspections & Testing
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) requires annual inspections and testing of all back flow preventers under the NFPA 25 Standard. At Gator Fire, our professional technicians provide comprehensive inspections and tests that include the following:
Installation meets all federal, state, and local mandates
Gasket and pipe inspections for leaks or damage from wear
Stress tests to ensure proper performance and operation
Full system check for proper application and sizing
Backflow Preventer Repair
In the event that the backflow preventer valve for your system is not up to code, we provide complete repair and replacement. Backflow preventers are put to the test of water corrosion and high air pressure at all times. This can lead to damages, leaks, and other faulty equipment within your system. As a one-stop-shop for all your fire safety needs, we can get your backflow preventer up to the NFPA 25 Standard.