Benefits of Backflow Testing

June 27, 2022

A backflow device, also known as a Reduced Pressure Zone valve, is installed into your plumbing system to protect you.

When your plumbing is working correctly, it keeps clean drinking water separate from other water that has been flushed, drained, or comes in contact with chemicals or other contaminants. Your backflow prevention device is what keeps that water separated. As long as your backflow device is working, contaminated water will not automatically come out of your faucet or hose. When you include backflow testing in your annual system check-up, it guarantees that your system is up to code and is working properly.

You also have peace of mind that your water is free from contamination without having to worry about your plumbing.

What is a Backflow Device?

A backflow device, also known as a Reduced Pressure Zone valve, is installed into your plumbing system to protect you from harmful contaminants (i.e. bacteria, chemical runoff, fertilizer) from entering your drinking water. This device prevents water from flowing “backward” into your clean water supply when water pressure is unequal or unstable. These devices should be installed by a professional to ensure they work properly and keep your water safe.

What are the Benefits of Backflow Testing?

With any system, routine maintenance and testing are important to ensure it properly functions. Here are some of the benefits of backflow testing:

  • Safety. Backflows can be a severe health risk, as water contamination is hazardous. Annual or quarterly backflow testing will ensure your water is safe for drinking and contributes to the health and wellness of your community.
  • Legally mandatory. The State of Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services requires backflow testing to be completed annually by a licensed contractor. Fines may be assessed for non-compliance. It’s also a good idea to check local laws and regulations, as they may have additional ordinances.
  • Ease of scheduling. The backflow testing process is simple to schedule. Contact us to pre-schedule your annual maintenance, and our team will come to test the backflow at your property.
  • No interference: Backflow testing does not interfere with your daily schedule. Unless your backflow device is in your home, you don’t have to be present during the testing or maintenance. If your device is in your home, it only takes 20 to 30 minutes to complete your backflow test.
  • Cost-effective. Yearly backflow testing is an affordable way of keeping your home, business, and community safe from hazardous water contamination.
  • No paperwork: To make the process easier for you, we take care of all the paperwork. We will even tag your backflow device with the updated test date and provide you with a copy of the report. Additionally, we’ll file the report with the State of Nebraska and your local municipality.

At JTM Plumbing, one of our areas of specialty is backflow testing. We can install, repair, and test a wide variety of different backflow operations to ensure the quality of water in your home or business is the absolute best. If you need backflow testing in your home, business, or industrial space, give us a call at 402-203-6193 to schedule an appointment. To see a full list of services that we offer, please visit our website.


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