Did you know? …
if you have a sprinkler system installed at your home, you’ll also need to install a backflow prevention device, or pressure vacuum breaker (PVB).
is a type of backflow prevention device which is installed on potable (drinking) water lines to protect against non-potable (or contaminated) water entering the potable water supply due to back siphonage and/or back-pressure.
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Backflow prevention devices such as PVBs are a health and safety standard regulated by the Uniform Plumbing Code.
Most homes, especially newer homes, have backflow prevention devices.
A note of caution in these “cold” winter weeks here in the Phoenix area: Pressure vacuum breakers must be protected from freezing when installed outdoors.
Your PVB has plastic parts that will split/crack in freezing temperatures. Be sure to cover your PVB when temperatures are predicted to drop below freezing.
Zach installed this backflow prevention device at a home in Phoenix recently when the homeowners decided to install a new sprinkler system. The water service riser was replaced at the same time. Nice work, Zach!
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