Backflow testing is an important part of ensuring your drinking water does not get contaminated by dirty water infiltrating the water supply. During a backflow test, a qualified plumbing service inspects backflow prevention devices to ensure they’re working properly.
Trust Rooter is a full-service plumbing company that offers backflow testing, backflow preventer repair, and installation services. In this post, we will explain everything you need to know about backflow testing.
As the name suggests, backflow testing involves examining backflow preventers to ensure they’re working properly. In other words, it ensures backflow prevention devices are working properly to protect your drinking water. If there’s a backflow, untreated or contaminated water can enter clean water lines. For this reason, backflow testing ensures the water you use for drinking, food preparation, and showering is safe.
A qualified and experienced plumber performs backflow testing by shutting off the water supply to the area or device being tested. Secondly, the plumber will release any pressure in the system by opening a nearby valve or faucet to prevent water from spraying or causing damage during the test. They then conduct a series of tests to assess the performance of the backflow prevention device. These tests may include checking for leaks, assessing the pressure, and measuring the device's ability to prevent the reverse flow of water. If the backflow prevention device fails any part of the test, the plumber may need to make adjustments or perform necessary repairs to ensure it functions correctly. After successful testing, the results are documented.
Backflow testing is a job that should be left to a trusted and experienced plumber. A skilled plumber has the knowledge, expertise, and the necessary tools to assess the performance of backflow prevention devices. Moreover, plumbers are well-versed in local plumbing codes and regulations. They ensure that your backflow prevention system meets all legal requirements, helping you avoid potential fines and compliance issues.
If you’re looking for skilled and experienced plumbers to conduct backflow testing in your home or business, reach out to the team at Trust Rooter.