Fire System Backflow Preventer Testing, Barrie, ON

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You can rely on our team for comprehensive testing of your fire system to ensure it’s in good working order.

In terms of fire safety, each component of a building’s fire protection system is vital. Among these components, the backflow preventer is an important safety feature that you might not have heard of. However, as it stops the water from your system from backing into the city’s water supply—which could cause contamination and a lack of pressure when you need the system most—fire system backflow preventer testing is critical in the Barrie, Ontario area.

Fire System Backflow Preventer Testing in Barrie, Ontario

As mentioned, a fire system backflow preventer is a specialized valve that prevents water from a building’s fire protection system from entering the public water supply in reverse. This equipment is necessary because it maintains the purity and integrity of the water supply while also ensuring that the right amount of pressure is available in the event of a fire. Fire system backflow preventer testing ensures the system is working as it should, and it’s required by law. With this in mind, our team at G&R Fire Systems, Inc. recommends adding this testing to your regular full-system testing.

Beyond ensuring the city’s water isn’t compromised and the right pressure is present for combating a fire, this testing also assesses the condition of the backflow preventer. Like anything else, over time, this component can degrade or malfunction due to wear and tear, environmental conditions, or other issues. Regular testing ensures it works as designed when it’s most needed, such as during a fire emergency.

When we come to your property to conduct fire system backflow preventer testing, we will do a visual inspection to examine the preventer’s physical condition for evidence of damage or wear. We’ll also perform pressure testing to determine the valve’s ability to sustain adequate pressure differentials under simulated situations, as well as flow testing to confirm the preventer successfully blocks the reverse flow of water.

Fire system backflow preventer testing is crucial to ensuring your system is working as it should. Contact us today to learn more.

At G&R Fire Systems, Inc., we proudly provide fire system backflow preventer testing services for customers throughout Ontario, including Barrie, Innisfil, Midland, Orillia, and Collingwood