Fire Backflow Inspections Explained

Fire Backflow Inspection

Fire backflow preventer assemblies protect the municipal drinkable water supply from the backflow of potentially contaminated water from your pressurized fire sprinkler system. Our technicians always follow the guidelines set by the NFPA 25 to make sure everything is up to code. The inspection process includes:


1. Visual Fire Backflow Inspection: 

The fire backflow preventer assembly is carefully examined, such as check valves, relief valves, shutoff valves, and pressure gauges. They’re checked for any signs of damage, wear, or corrosion that may affect the assembly’s functionality.


2. Functionality Testing: 

Flow tests verify that the check valves are opening as needed and no sprinkler water is leaking into any drinking water, as well as to be sure pressure differentials are all being measured to code. Our technicians also inspect the relief valves to ensure they’re able to open as required and keep pressure in the right zone.


3. Compliance Verification: 

We ensure the fire backflow preventer assembly complies with local plumbing codes and regulations. Our technicians confirm that the assembly is correctly installed, adequately protected, and properly labeled.


4. Documentation: 

We provide detailed documentation of the inspection findings to both you as the customer along with the water authority who has final jurisdiction over compliance, including any deficiencies or recommended repairs. This documentation is essential to comply with regulatory requirements and maintain a comprehensive inspection history.


5. Repairs and Maintenance:

If any deficiencies are identified during the inspection, our technicians will work with you to develop a comprehensive plan for necessary repairs or maintenance. We prioritize the safety and functionality of your backflow preventer assembly, providing efficient and reliable repair services to restore its proper operation.


At Integrity Fire, we take pride in our expertise and commitment to delivering high-quality fire backflow preventer inspection services, as well as the processes for domestic backflow preventers and irrigation backflow preventers.


We understand the critical role backflow preventers play in maintaining the safety and quality of your water supply. Navigate complex compliance regulations easily – connect with our knowledgeable team for assistance today to schedule your backflow preventer inspection and let our team help safeguard your water system against potential contamination risks.