The reverse flow of water through clean water lines is called backflow. It can be a serious health hazard if it contains chemicals, fertilizers, sewage, and other contaminants. When water is siphoned into the drinking water from factories, pools, and other sprinkler systems, it can cause serious health issues.
While the United States has one of the safest public water worldwide, it records a staggering 32 million cases of acute gastrointestinal illness annually. Unfortunately, one of the culprits is backflow from contaminated water. To ensure your water is safe, you will need backflow testing services. This is where we come in.
At Ranger Rooter, we have in-depth knowledge and understanding of the legal requirements and issues related to backflow prevention. We adhere to the highest level of due diligence to ensure water safety through testing, diagnostics, and repairs. Give us a call and let us know how we can help.
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Backflow testing is done to evaluate your plumbing system and determine if backflow is occurring. The process is fast and straightforward. During testing, our experienced and certified plumbers will carefully assess how well your backflow preventers are working. These devices are designed to keep the flow of water in the correct direction.
They also function as barriers that can ensure harmful contaminants will not enter the community's potable water supply. These helpful devices are also typically located in the cross-connections linking the clean water to the applications where it is used. For instance, they can be found in sprinkler irrigation systems.
Preventers hinder any manure or chemical fertilizers from back flowing into the water supply and contaminating the water. During testing, our dependable plumbers will open and close the valves of the prevention device to gauge if it is functioning properly.
We will also look for gauge movement, leakage, and other signs of malfunction. If all the valves are working as they should, you are all set. Otherwise, our plumbers can carry out any needed repairs to ensure your water is clean and safe. If you need dependable and affordable testing, call us today.
The Importance of Backflow Testing Services
If you use in-ground irrigation systems like lawn sprinklers, it would be wise to have a preventer. You might also need a backflow assembly if you have a separate irrigation meter at home.
The same principle applies if you have a water-serviced dock at home. If any of the scenarios are true in your case, it is ideal that you get backflow prevention testing at least once yearly.