What is Backflow Testing?

November 28, 2017

Getting your backflow device tested guarantees that it’s up to all codes, and works properly to protect everyone

When it comes to owning a home, there are certain responsibilities you need to take into consideration and be knowledgeable about. Plumbing may be an area where most people aren’t very familiar, especially with backflow testing. If you’re looking for more information on what backflow testing is and why it’s important, keep reading below.

What is Backflow Testing?

A backflow device, or a Reduced Pressure Zone valve, is installed into your plumbing system to protect your drinking water and city water from harmful contaminants such as bacteria, chemicals, fertilizer, and even human waste. They range from being very simple to extremely complex. This valve, or series of valves, will prevent water from flowing “backwards” into a clean water supply during times of unequal water pressure.

Why is it Important?

Backflow devices are important because it protects us from harmful contaminants entering our drinking water. A backflow device is required in any home or building where an irrigation or fire system has been installed. When it comes to an irrigation system, fertilizer or pesticides can enter the water through a sprinkler, which can be harmful to our health. As for fire systems, backflow testing is crucial because water can sit in the systems for long periods of time, collecting bacteria and building up mineral content from the pipes.

Why do I Need to Get it Tested?

Getting your backflow device tested guarantees that it’s up to all codes, and works properly to protect everyone in your home or place of business. Codes regarding backflow testing and the safety of your water can change often, so make sure you get your system tested to avoid dealing with hefty fines. Here 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, all to make sure the quality of water in your home or business the absolute best.

JTM Plumbing not only does great work, but we do our best to keep our prices low and competitive, which has earned us quite the following of loyal customers in our area. If you’re in need of backflow testing in your home, business, or industrial space, give us a call at 402-203-6193 to set up an appointment. To see a full list of services that we can assist you with, please visit our website.

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