It’s the law that business owners have a backflow test performed annually at their premises, so for this reason, a certified plumbing company needs to perform the test. The backflow testing process typically takes about 20 – 30 minutes to complete, if there are no repairs that need to be made. Valves are opened and closed to check for any irregularities and a form is then submitted to the local city, ensuring that it meets the correct standard and that there are no code violations. Backflow could be a huge problem, which is why we recommend you give us, Carlo Plumbing, a call.
Why the Test is Important
Drinking water flows through pressurized water taps from the source to your tap. It generally flows in one direction but on some occasions, it may flow in the opposite direction, or “backflow”. Essentially, backflow is when water runs backward through a water system. This water is not drinkable and may contaminate the drinking water supply. Backflow can be caused by a water main break or high demand at a water hydrant and testing is necessary, you can never be sure when backflow is going to happen.
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