What is Backflow?
To keep it simple, backflow is when the water in your irrigation or plumbing system reverses its natural movement. It can be an extreme health risk because of contamination. If the contaminated water, mixed with unwanted substances, reverses flow and makes its way into your property’s clean water source. there can be severe consequences.
Backflows are located whenever there is a possibility of “backflow” being sucked into the clean water source of any commercial or residential building. The specific backflow prevention device that is installed will depend on the risk associated with the property. Backflow testing is essential to protecting your clean water source, whether for your residential or commercial property. All tests need to be run annually. And reported to the proper water purveyor.
How to Conduct Backflow Tests
A backflow device is required for any establishment that includes an irrigation system. The device needs to be tested at least every year in order to confirm proper functionality because of its importance to maintaining healthy water standards. Device testing should be done by a professional with a Cross Connection Certification License. The experts at Grizzly Bear Lawn Care are properly certified and ready to assist you with your backflow needs.
Repairing Your Backflow Preventer
The number one cause of failure in backflow preventers is due to the buildup of dirt and debris. Again, it is important to note that backflow repair can be quite complex and therefore should be done by a certified professional. Any professional will adhere to the following steps:
- Conduct a field test to assess what level of repair is required
- Troubleshoot the assembly to pinpoint the problem
- Determine the make and model of the device
- Complete the repair based on instructions for that specific product
We have licensed professionals ready to assist you with testing, repair and the rest of your backflow needs, so contact us today with any questions!