St. Matthew’s plumbers are uniquely certified and licensed in Kentucky and Indiana to cover all of your residential and commercial plumbing needs. Our plumbers have Master plumbers licenses, Journeyman’s licenses, and Backflow certifications.
By having these licenses and certifications, we are able to quickly fix plumbing problems from leaky faucets to preventing backflow. Compliant backflow prevention systems (RPZ’s) are required for every business. Backflow happens when water flows in the opposite direction from its intended path and can pose serious health problems by contaminating potable water. Unfortunately, this can be a common problem but can be prevented with an RPZ, which is a mechanical device to prevent backflow from contaminating your businesses water supply and also the public’s main water supply.
Backflow is caused by a sudden change in water pressure but can be prevented with reputable plumbers and proper equipment. The basic method of backflow prevention is an air gap, which creates a barrier to backflow. There are four devices commonly used:
- The reduced pressure principle assemble
- The double check valve assembly
- The pressure vacuum breaker
- Atmospheric vacuum breaker
All of these devices should have regular maintenance and yearly testing, which our plumbers are experienced in. Without yearly testing, your RPZ could be unknowingly faulty and could endanger the lives of people who drink water connected to the system.
Kentucky Plumbing Standards for Backflow Preventers
- Air gap
- Reduced pressure principle
- Double check valve assembly
- Pressure type vacuum breaker
- Atmospheric type vacuum breaker
- Barometric loop
St. Matthew’s Plumbing Can Help
St. Matthews Plumbing can perform all testing and inspections of your backflow preventer valves. Our plumbers also offer a wide variety of residential plumbing servicesand commercial plumbing services. We also stay updated on all the latest plumbing codes so you don’t have to. By working with us, you can be at peace knowing we can solve many plumbing problems with the latest knowledge, training, and tools.
We employ only trusted, reliable, and knowledgeable plumbers. It has been our privilege to have served Kentuckiana for over 25 years. Our central location off of Breckinridge Lane allows us to quickly respond to the needs of the community. No matter your plumbing needs, contact us or request service for quick and reliable service. If you are in need of RPZ service, fill out this form to request assistance.