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WELCOME TO APEX BACKFLOW
We believe that an informed customer is a happy customer and the purpose of this web site is to answer some important questions you might have about backflow prevention and some of the other services provided by Apex Backflow.  At anytime during your visit to our site you feel that an important topic or question has not been addressed, please let us know.

OUR PRIMARY SERVICES
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Backflow Inspections
We are certified in the State of North Carolin
a to test and service most backflow prevention devices, including Reduced Pressure Assemblies (RP), Double Check Assemblies (DCA), and Pressure Vacuum Breaker (PVB).
 

bullet Winterizations
Draining and removing your backflow device during the winter months is highly recommended as most backflow devices are constructed of brass and susceptible to freezing in extreme cold weather conditions.
bullet Spring Start-ups              
We'll schedule a date and time at your convenience to reinstall your backflow device,  test all of your sprinkler zones and make any necessary adjustments to insure your system  is working properly
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bullet Solenoid Valve Location
Locating buried electric solenoid valves.  Many ti
mes the zone valves will get covered with dirt and grass making them almost impossible to locate after a year or two of being in the ground.  Its always good to know where these valves are located in the event they malfunction or need servicing.
 
bullet Rain Clik Installation
Rain sensors not only conserve one of our most valuable resources, but it saves you money by shutting down your system during or after a rain.  We use the Hunter Rain Clik® Rain Sensor.
 

Rain Clik

Wireless Rain Clik



Clean, safe drinking water.   It is something we take for granted, but every home may have potential hazards which threaten to contaminate our drinking water. Ensuring our water is safe is everyone's responsibility.


THE FACTS ABOUT BACKFLOW AND BACKSIPHONAGE

A cross-connection is the link connecting a source of pollution with a drinkable water supply.

Two factors are essential for backflow to happen. First, there must be a link between the two systems. Second, the force must be greater toward the drinkable supply.

Backsiphonage’ results in fluid flow in an undesirable or reverse direction. It is caused by atmospheric pressure exerted on a pollutant liquid forcing it toward a potable water supply system that is under a vacuum.

Normally, water flows directly from the water mains to your property, but in certain situations, such as a main break, water can flow back into the distribution system. Sometimes a main break is not necessary for backflow to occur.

A SIMPLE EXAMPLE OF THIS IS:

You are watering your lawn with a weed killer attached to the end of your hose.

When you're finished, you set the hose on the ground and go inside.

Down the street a city worker shuts off the water to your house, creating a vacuum in the water main.

The water in your hose gets sucked back into the water main because of this vacuum, bringing the weed killer chemical with it.

Later, when the water pressure is restored, you and your neighbors end up drinking the weed killer after it comes out of your kitchen faucet!

More examples & case histories
 
Backflow 101 Questions & Answers
We believe its important to not only provide an excellent service to our customers, but to also help educate them as well.


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TECHNICAL SUPPORT INFORMATION
Technical support is offered Monday - Sunday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. (EST).
Phone:
  919-414-8505
E-Mail:  dsimler@apexbackflow.com

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