Cross Connection (Backflow) Devices Services and Preventative Maintenance Packages

Cross Connection (Backflow) Devices - Maintain Mechanical - Calgary and Edmonton Mechanical Services
Cross Connection (Backflow) Devices

Maintain Mechanical - Prevantative Mechanical Maintenance - Cross Connection (Backflow) Devices

Cross Connection or Backflow devices are often hard for building maintenance employees to properly diagnose.

In most cities, annual testing at the least, is required to ensure the valve is in properly functioning condition.

A cross connection is a temporary or permanent link between a potable (drinking) water system and any source containing non-potable water or other substances from which backflow may occur.

What is backflow?

Backflow is the undesirable reversal of untreated water or other substances through an unprotected cross connection and into the piping of a public water system or a citizen’s drinking water system.

Calgary and Edmonton are mandated by their Water Utility Bylaw to have all cross connect or backflow devices checked / tested on an annual basis.

In conjunction with the testing, we also offer visual inspections for leaks and to help ensure that ongoing visual inspections are possible, with our premium package we also offering cleaning of the device.

Cleaning of the device is not for aesthetic reasons, it is to help to be able to identify possible issues on the device.

Depending on your equipment, you may require more in-depth maintenance services. No matter how automated your system is, our skilled maintenance technicians can properly ensure all systems are maintained.

This doesn’t mean your cost will necessarily be higher. We offer custom solutions to ensure that no one is paying for features or checks that they don’t require, and so that more advanced systems are not having features being skipped.

Contact Maintain Mechanical today to get a custom quote and to find out more about our packages. Below, is also a list of our most common packaged preventative maintenance options.

Bronze Package

  • Visually inspect for leaks

Silver Package

  • Annually test all cross connection devices

Gold Package

  • Wipe down all cross connection devices

What is preventative maintenance?

Contrary to popular belief, preventative maintenance does not equate to stopping equipment failures and unexpected repairs. It would be dishonest of us to say that no repairs on equipment will be necessary in the future. Preventative maintenance is required to ensure that a building’s equipment reaches its intended lifespan. Our role is to highlight small deficiencies or design oversights before they become larger and more costly problems. Preventative maintenance on building equipment can be compared to the maintenance of a vehicle; it’s far cheaper and safer to inspect and replace a car’s brake pads when required rather than leaving it until other parts of the braking system are affected.