When Do You Need Backflow Testing?
In last month’s post, we talked about why backflow testing was so important. But how do you know when you need backflow testing?
The simple answer to that question is this: If you have a backflow prevention device installed at your home, business, or farm, you need regularly scheduled backflow testing. The laws of your state, county, city, or town will determine how often you should test your device. Some municipalities require it on a yearly basis, while others may require it more or less frequently. You should always check with your local authorities to make sure that you’re in compliance with the law.
As you’re determining how often you should test, it’s important to remember that backflow prevention devices play a vital role in keeping our water supply clean. They help keep the potable supply of water (clean water or drinking water) from coming into contact with a source of contamination. The potential for pollution can come from pesticides, chemicals, pond water, lake water, stream water, gray water, or many other sources. A backflow prevention device that isn’t working properly—or fails altogether—can cause a major hazard for the surrounding community.
It’s critical to choose a testing company that meets all the necessary requirements. The American Backflow Prevention Association (ABPA) recommends that all testing companies meet or exceed the minimum requirements set forth by their organization or a comparable state authority. Backflow Devices Testing & Repair meets all standards recommended by both the ABPA and our state agencies and associations.
Although regular backflow testing may seem inconvenient at times, we all must do our part to keep the drinking water supply clean. This is our calling. That’s why we’re here to make sure your residential or commercial backflow prevention system is working as it should. Call us today to schedule backflow testing services throughout Northwest Georgia and Southeast Tennessee.