Backflow testing can be part of the annual inspection of your fire protection system.
One important and required component of any fire protection system is a fire system backflow preventer. Regular backflow testing is also a requirement for buildings in the Ontario, Canada area. The Fire Code and NFPA 25 requires that backflow testing be done annually by a professional with the required license in place. At G&R Fire Systems, Inc., we are experienced with designing fire protection systems with backflow preventers in place, as well as doing the required annual backflow testing procedure.
The purpose of a backflow preventer is to keep the water in your fire protection system from inadvertently flowing back into the city water supply, where it could contaminate drinking water for Ontario citizens. The backflow testing process is necessary to be sure it is functioning as it should so this doesn’t happen, but also to be sure it wouldn’t hamper your fire protection system from functioning should a fire occur.
Backflow testing can be part of the annual inspection of your fire protection system so that you aren’t only meeting the requirements for the backflow preventer system, but also gaining peace of mind that the system is functioning properly. We check for a variety of potential problems, including valve issues, obstructions, rust, worn lines, leaks, and more. We take care of any repairs or replacements necessary to keep your entire fire protection system in top condition.
If you would like to schedule backflow testing as well as a full system inspection for your institutional, residential, or commercial building, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.