Backflow Testing – Why Do You Need it?

Backflow Prevention device required annual inspection by law for commercial and industrial properties. In some cases, even homeowners need to have backflow devices installed and tested annually. Cross-connection control processes are also mandatory by the federal and state governments.

Under certain conditions, water from irrigation systems, hot tubs, and other fixtures can force its way back into the main water supply, contaminating the public water. This occurs if there is a “cross connection” between the public water system and any liquid that could contaminate the water system and the contaminated liquid “backflows” into the drinking water. The way to prevent a cross connection is to install Backflow Prevention. Backflow Prevention are mandated on all irrigation systems, boilers and fire systems. A permit and inspection is also required for all new installations. State and local law requires yearly testing of all new and existing backflow prevention devices by a State-certified backflow tester.

Backflow Prevention are tested by an inspector who has certification from the state. Contractors that want to become inspectors must complete a state approved training course and must invest in the test equipment, tools, etc., in order to be able to conduct tests and perform repairs. The contractor needs to maintain his certification every year.

We are certified backflow tester company please contact us at: 201-540-0980