The idea of having your water supply filled with waste, pathogens, and chemicals is a horrifying thought. Fortunately, there is a way to keep contamination at bay. Our techs at Backflow Services Inc are here to help homeowners and commercial establishments avoid this problem. We offer thorough backflow testing in Santee to ensure backflow is not infiltrating your system. Based on our findings, we can have a new backflow assembly or device installed on your property or repair malfunctioning ones.
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One of the biggest fears every property owner has is the possibility that their water system will experience backflow. Backflow occurs when the flow of water in a pipe system is reversed, causing potentially contaminated water to flow back into the clean water supply. Having professional testing done is essential for determining the condition of your backflow preventer so it doesn’t jeopardize people’s health.
Some of the benefits of arranging for a regular backflow check include:
- Protection of public health: Backflow can introduce contaminants such as chemicals, pesticides, and bacteria into the main water supply, potentially causing serious illnesses and diseases.
- Compliance with regulations: To protect residents, many jurisdictions require backflow testing to comply with local health and safety regulations. The failure to follow these regulations can result in high fines or termination of the water service.
- Liability reduction: In addition to paying expensive fees, property owners can be liable for much more serious consequences. Allowing backflow to occur has been known to result in the suspension of water service or even a temporary dissolution of a business.
During a backflow test, it is essential that a certified technician thoroughly inspects every component of the assembly to make sure it is functioning correctly. The technician will with the use of a specialized and calibrated gauge connect to the backflow preventer, the technician will then turn off the water supply, and manipulate the backflow and gauge to simulate malfunctions with the backflow. The gauge will reveal any problems and the water can then be turned back on. Finally, experts will create a detailed report about any concerns identified during the testing process so that property owners know the next steps.
While backflow testing is clearly important, some people wonder exactly how often they should schedule an inspection. The frequency of tests depends on local regulations. Generally, examination once every year is required. In most cases the local water supplier will sent a notice to inspect to the property owner. It's best to consult with a certified backflow prevention specialist to determine the specific local testing requirements. Trust our experts at Backflow Services Inc to provide the support you need.
Discover more about our Santee backflow testing services by giving us a call at (619) 848-6866 or reaching our team online.