Roto-Rooter technicians are trained to perform annual backflow testing, repairs, installation, and backflow certification of all types of avoidance devices. Our backflow services experts can also inspect your plumbing system to confirm that your property has an appropriate backflow device or devices.
What is Backflow?
Water flows under pressure through municipal water lines to homes and businesses. Backflow is the inverse flow of dirty water through the clean water lines. Dirty water could be contaminated with feces, pesticides, chemicals, fertilizer, other hazardous substances, and causes a serious health hazard. Backflow can happen at cross-connections between potable and non-potable water at any residential, commercial or industrial system.
Most municipal codes may require the installation of a backflow prevention device at every cross-connection point located within the plumbing systems of apartments, condominiums, food establishments, and most public and commercial areas. The type of backflow preventer required should be appropriate to the amount of hazard within the premises.
A backflow prevention device most commonly consists of a pair of mechanical check values that prevent dirty water from flowing back into the clean water source in the event of an abrupt or radical change in water pressure. If properly installed and maintained, a backflow preventer will keep drinking water safe and free of contaminants.
Backflow valves have to be inspected annually to ensure proper function and to maintain your premises in compliance with the local code. Your freshwater supply is subject to interruption and your business may be fined if backflow testing is not completed.
Your technician will handle all essential paperwork concerning your yearly inspection. Roto-Rooter will then remind you of your next annual backflow test to ensure your property stays in good standing with the local water authority.
Contact or schedule your backflow test today and rely on Roto-Rooter to help keep your house and water safe.