Toronto Backflow Prevention
A back-flow prevention assembly protects potable water (drinking water) from contamination or pollution due to backflow.
The City of Toronto requires all commercial buildings to have a back-flow prevention system installed on the main water service. Ideal Plumbing & Drain is licensed and insured for installing, testing and repairing these assemblies. Our back-flow licensed technicians can assist you in the type of back-flow device required by the City for your commercial building. In addition, our technicians are certified to provide an annual testing of these devices as required by the City of Toronto.
Three types of back-flow prevention devices include:
Double Check Valve Assembly (DCVA)
Reduced Pressure Zone Assembly (RPZA)
Pressure Vacuum Breaker (PVB)
Each type of backflow device is designed for a different level of protection. For instance, a hospital or dental clinic which handles large quantities of hazardous wastes and chemicals on a daily basis may require a more protective device than perhaps a restaurant.
A well-maintained backflow prevention device ensures contaminated water will not enter the public water system if a backflow situation occurs. Some municipalities like Toronto and Markham, require compliance with backflow prevention by-laws. Based on provincial codes and standards, a backflow prevention device test must be conducted after installation, repair, relocation or replacement of a device and annually thereafter.
If you have received a letter from your municipality, you have been put on notice that your business or commercial building requires backflow prevention service from a qualified backflow specialist. Ideal Plumbing & Drain can test your device and complete all required information for your backflow prevention test report. We will submit the report on your behalf to your local backflow prevention/cross-connection control program. In the event that the test fails, we will provide you with a repair estimate and ensure the device works as intended so that you are in full compliance. As part of the backflow prevention test, we provide the following:
• free estimate
• upfront pricing
• scheduling and conducting test with minimum interruption to your operations
• installing requisite test tag
• submission of test report to the municipality
• maintaining all documentation and records of testing
When installation of a backflow prevention system is required, we will install the system most applicable to your business’s or building’s needs. With installation of a backflow prevention device, we provide the following:
• free initial inspection and estimate for installation
• determine appropriate backflow prevention device to be installed
• submission of drawings, permits and all related documentation to local governing body
• complete installation with minimal interruption to your operations
• testing, calibrating, tagging and reporting of new device
• coordination of annual inspections
If you have received notice from your local municipal authority of a backflow prevention issue and not sure how to proceed, contact us today for a free quote and consultation.
A backflow preventer device must be installed to protect the public water supply against contamination from hazard.