5 Things to Know About Backflow Prevention and Testing

Waterborne bacteria and contaminated water cause more than 30 million illnesses every year. Due to that, having clean water becomes one of the most important essentials for us. Backflow is one of the major reasons for the contamination of water. When the pressure coming from the drainage pipe is high, water pushes back to the lower-pressure system. The negative pressure in the pipe often draws water back into the system and contaminates your water lines. To make sure that your water is clean and safe to drink, you’re required to set up backflow prevention testing devices.

Keeping the hazardous effect of unclean water in mind, the state authority made backflow prevention testing devices compulsory for every commercial or few of the residential buildings. If you won’t get it installed, you may go ill or face a legal case.

As a business owner, you might not know about backflow prevention and testing but you must know that you must have it installed in your office complex. To make it easier for you, we have come up with 5 things that you must know about backflow prevention and testing. Keep reading. 

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Here are Those 5 Things…

We know you don’t like to read the whole excerpt for a small piece of information. Due to that, we have categorised the must-know things in 5 questions that are the most common when it comes to backflow prevention and testing. 

What is a Backflow Prevention Device?

Backflow Prevention Device is a plumbing device which is used to prevent contaminated waters from coming inside your premises. It is a one-way gate that only allows water to flow in one direction. It lets the city public water supply flow into your water pipes but stops the flow if there’s a backward flow into the main water supply. 

How Do You Test The Backflow Prevention System?

Backflow Prevention Device is tested by creating a reverse-pressure situation. This process causes the complete shut-down of your water flow. Plumbers carry this task by using appropriate prevention testers which identify if the backflow is completely stopped. If there’s a small leak or big backflow, we advise you to get it serviced as soon as possible. 

Backflow Prevention Test Includes Shutting Off Your Water Pipe?

The answer is yes but the good thing about it is that it’s not for very long. It will be shut off for a few minutes. There is some business which can’t run even for a minute without water supply. To avoid any hassle, the business owners ensure that multiple backflow prevention devices have been installed in their water pipelines. If you have such things, we carry out the task by testing one device at a time. 

In The Case of Backflow Prevention System Failure, What Will Happen?

As every commercial space must have a backflow prevention device installed, you have to get it serviced as soon as possible to avoid any kind of health or legal issues. If there’s any damage, we let you know about it and also provide you with the list of things you need to get it fixed. If you’re not happy with the changes we’re quoting, you are free to call other plumbers. But in our case, that won’t be any problem. We only ask you for what’s reasonable. 

Who Will Submit Paperwork After Inspection?

After testing your device and fixing it, we are responsible for every paperwork for the same task. You won’t have to hassle to inform your local government body about the same. We provide you with a copy of the documents which you can show when asked. We make sure that we fulfill our responsibility at the time and you don’t have to worry about anything after we’re done inspecting and fixing your backflow prevention device.

Call us now and get your backflow prevention device tested. Once you book us for inspection, We instantly ask Our Experienced Plumbers Rosebery to visit you as early as possible. Book Now…!