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Backflow Preventer Services in Lexington & Elsmere

Backflow preventers are essential in safeguarding the cleanliness of your area’s shared water supply. They prevent contaminated water from flowing back into the main water supply line. In fact, many national plumbing regulations require the installation of a backflow preventer in specific situations to protect public health.

For backflow preventer installation and testing in Lexington and the surrounding areas, contact Fayette.

Do I Need a Backflow Preventer?

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that most commercial properties are required to install a backflow preventer, as they are held responsible for maintaining a certain level of purity in the main water supply. 

Not all residential properties are required to install a backflow preventer, but there are a few scenarios where it’s necessary, such as:

  • Irrigation systems: If your property’s irrigation system is connected to the municipal water supply, a backflow preventer may be required to prevent fertilizers, pesticides, or other chemicals used in landscaping from contaminating the public water system.
  • Swimming Pools or Spas: Properties with swimming pools, spas, or hot tubs may require backflow preventers to prevent pool chemicals from flowing back into the main water supply if the water pressure were ever to drop.
  • Water Heaters: Homes with water heaters, radiant heating systems, or alternative heating systems may need backflow preventers to protect against the backflow of heating chemicals or corrosion inhibitors into the public water supply.
  • Fire Sprinkler Systems: If your home is equipped with a fire sprinkler system connected to the municipal water supply, local regulations may require a backflow preventer to prevent contamination of the public water system in the event of a fire.

Our Backflow Preventer Installation Services

At Fayette, our team of licensed plumbing technicians specializes in installing backflow prevention devices to protect the drinkable water supply in Lexington, Kentucky. Our experienced plumbers are knowledgeable of local building codes and ensure that your inspections and certifications are up-to-date. 

Our Backflow Preventer Testing & Repair Services

Most city regulations require that commercial backflow preventers are tested once a year by a licensed plumber.

However, residential backflow preventers usually have different requirements. They should still be inspected regularly to ensure that they are functioning properly and that no contaminated water seeps back into the drinking water supply. 

Backflow preventers are typically located near the irrigation system’s main control valves or the main water supply. If there’s ever water leaking from the equipment, you should contact a plumber for backflow preventer repair.

Contact Fayette for backflow preventer services in Lexington and Elsmere, Kentucky.