Backflow Preventers in Columbia, SC
It has been said that our most precious resource is our water. All living things rely on water and we have a responsibility to protect our water supply and keep it safe and as free from contaminants as possible. As a leader in the fire protection industry, our team at Unifour Fire & Safety does our part in protecting the earth’s water supply through the testing, maintenance, and installation of backflow prevention systems. In order to test lawn irrigation, pool, fire, and domestic containment, Unifour Fire & Safety also holds a plumbing license in South Carolina in addition to our fire sprinkler contractor license so that we can test and repair applicable devices, assemblies, and systems.
If your backflow preventers need inspecting, call the fire protection specialists at Unifour Fire & Safety today! Our skilled technicians will test your backflow prevention system to ensure it is equipped to protect your Columbia area business should an unexpected fire ignite. Contact us today!
What Is a Backflow Preventer?
Backflow is the reversal of the flow of a liquid, gas, or suspended solid. A backflow preventer is a mechanical device with check valves, air inlets, and relief valves installed on water piping to prevent pressurized water from flowing back from a sectioned system into the public water supply. Without one, water can flow backward into the piping and contaminate your municipality’s water—which is not something you want to do! Specialized backflow preventer valves are used where there is not the necessary clearance or space to install an air gap, or when pressurized operation or other factors rule out use of an air gap. Areas where water needs to be contained include swimming pools, lawn irrigation, fire sprinkler systems, or industrial centers that use toxins, chemicals, or waste.
At Unifour Fire & Safety, we are experts when it comes to testing, maintenance, and installation of backflow preventers in Columbia and throughout the Southeast. Call us at 866-511-5540!
Backflow Preventer Installation
When it comes to protecting our drinking water, you need backflow preventers strategically installed to offer that protection. Let our team of highly trained technicians install the mechanical device that creates a physical barrier to prevent water flowing back. We have been installing backflow preventers throughout the Southeast for many years. You can count on Unifour Fire & Safety to successfully install your backflow preventers the first time, every time.
Contact Unifour Fire & Safety today if you’re interested in backflow preventer installation at your Columbia commercial property, industrial center, hospital, or apartment community.
Backflow Preventer Inspection and Testing
A backflow preventer needs to be inspected on a routine basis. This isn’t just a suggestion, but a requirement by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and your local municipality. All testers must be licensed and certified though a State, County, or City approved agency.
During this test, water is manipulated through the device to make sure that check valves close and/or relief valves open. Since backflow preventers are mechanical devices with metal, plastic, and rubber parts that are under constant water pressure, they do have parts that will fail and need replacement or repair. In some cases, full replacement of the device or assembly will be necessary to uphold the integrity of our water supply.
Routine backflow preventer testing is crucial to protect drinking water from becoming contaminated. Our team at Unifour Fire & Safety can install, inspect, and test the backflow preventers at your Columbia business. Call us today at 866-511-5540!
Contact Unifour Fire & Safety for Backflow Preventer Services in Columbia, SC
Whether you need to install backflow preventers in your commercial property or schedule routine maintenance or testing, Unifour Fire & Safety is the company you can count on. Since 1984, your neighbors have relied on our fire protection services and backflow preventer testing to keep their properties safe. Our knowledgeable fire safety professionals specialize in all aspects of fire protection, including:
- Fire sprinkler systems
- Fire extinguishers
- Fire alarm systems
- Commercial kitchen fire suppression
- Backflow preventers
- Fire hydrants
- Emergency lighting
If you’re interested in any of our backflow preventer services in Columbia, contact Unifour Fire & Safety today!