Plumbers Local 27 provides many services to the Pittsburgh area. We thrive in Commercial and Residential construction with specialized skills in Backflow Testing and Dye Testing. From the planning stages to construction to the final tests, Plumbers Local 27 will be there will you all the way! To learn more about the services that we provide, click on the links in the navigation menu on the right or below.
The contractors and members of Plumbers Local 27 work on many commercial facilities in and around the Greater Pittsburgh area. We take pride in our contribution to the betterment of the Pittsburgh Area. No project is too big or to small and if we have never fulfilled the type of project that you need, we will train our journeymen and apprentices to be able to execute the job properly. The following is a list of facilities that we work in every day:
- Office Buildings
- Retail Tenant Fit Up’s
- Industrial Sites / Warehouses / Manufacturing Facilities
- Power Plants
- Schools / Dormitories
- Restaurants / Commercial Kitchens
- Apartment’s / Condominiums / Hotels / Motel Complexes
Pertaining to the above Commercial facilities, we provide the following commercial services:
- New Construction
- Tenant Fit Up’s
- Inspections / Testing
- 24 Hour emergency services with licensed fully trained journeymen on call
- Backflow testing
- Dye testing for commercial closings
For over a century, the Plumbers of Local 27 have been protecting the health of our region. Why then wouldn’t you welcome us into your home to protect the health of you and your family? We have an impressive list of contractors that service our area and we also have a group of contractors that are on call 24-Hours a day. Contact us and we’ll help you find the contractor that’s right for you.
We offer the following residential services:
- Design Services / Installation
- New Construction / Remodeling
- Repair / Testing
- 24 Hour Emergency Services (Call Plumbing Pittsburgh Contractors Today!)
- Annual Backflow Testing
- Dye Testing for Residential Property Closings
Backflow prevention testing is required by municipal authorities throughout the Greater Pittsburgh area to protect the drinking water of their facilities.
If you received a notice from your water provider that your backflow preventer needs to be tested you can contact any of our signatory contractors who have certified mechanics to test your backflow prevention device.
A properly installed and approved backflow preventer is a mechanical device that prevents water from reentering the water main. This can occur if you have a lawn sprinkler system, boiler or fire protection system that is fed by the potable water system. If a sudden drop in water pressure occurs it could cause back siphonage from your lawn sprinkler system contaminating your drinking water with weed killer, fertilizer or pesticide that can cause health problems.
To ensure you are in compliance with your local water purveyor, backflow preventers must be tested by certified testers for proper operation upon installation, repair or replacement and at least yearly thereafter. Call any of our contractors for a consultation today.
Dye testing involves placing a non-staining water-soluble dye tablet in the drain or downspout of your property and flushing it with water. The area is then examined for the appearance of traces of dyed water.Property owners in Pittsburgh who wish to sell their property on or after July 5, 2006, must be in compliance with the Dye Testing Ordinance.
After the test is done it will be determined whether or not the property is located in a combined sewer area or a sanitary sewer area. Upon the results of the property, the property owner must do the following:
- If it is determined that the property is located in a combined sewer area, no dye test is required and the property owner will receive an Evidence of Compliance Certificate and will be able to move forward with the sale of a property.
- If it is determined that the property is located in a sanitary sewer area, a dye test must be performed and the results must be reported to the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority.
If a dye test is required and the property passes the dye test, no further work is necessary. The property owner will receive an Evidence of Compliance Certificate and will be able to move forward with the sale of the property.
If a dye test is required and the property fails the dye test, corrective actions must be taken. After the corrective actions have been made, a subsequent test is required. When the property passes the subsequent dye test, the property owner will receive an Evidence of Compliance Certificate and will be able to move forward with the sale of the property.