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Backflow Testing + Replacement
Shield your water from contaminants — and never go back!
The plumbing in our homes is made up of complicated systems that require many components to work in unison in order to consistently provide clean water and reliably transport wastewater away. It’s a large part of what makes our modern standard of living possible.
Without modern plumbing, general hygiene becomes difficult and the overall quality of life declines rapidly. Keeping dirty water separate from clean water has always been a difficult task but thankfully, modern technology has made it much easier thanks to backflow devices.
The team here at Roadrunner Plumbing has made it our mission to stay fully versed and up to date with every aspect of and advancement made in the plumbing industry. It’s our goal to not only become the obvious choice for every kind of plumbing service, but a reliable source of information as well.
What Is A Backflow Device?
A backflow device is a safety system that prevents dirty water from “backflowing” and contaminating the fresh water in a system.
They are recommended at any point where potable and non-potable water connects to prevent the two sources from mixing.
How Often Is Backflow Testing Necessary?
Backflow prevention isn’t just recommended — in many cases, it’s required by local and state codes and regulations. Most of us share the same public water line, so keeping it clean and contaminant free is of the utmost importance.
Additionally, because clean water is absolutely necessary for our health, it’s recommended that you have your backflow device tested regularly to ensure that it’s properly functioning.
Here are a few scenarios where our professionals feel it’s pertinent that homeowners get their backflow device tested.
It’s recommended that you have your backflow device tested as part of a plumbing inspection after any type of major renovations.
Water damage can sometimes be impossible to fix — and a thorough plumbing inspection and backflow test are some of the best ways to protect new renovations from its destructive force.
When Purchasing A New Home
Regardless of how nice the property is, a new home will quickly lose some of its charm and excitement once you find out the drinking water is contaminated.
We recommend having all major plumbing systems checked, including backflow devices, before signing the dotted line on any new home purchase.
Plumbing services can be expensive, and failing to get a solid grasp on the overall condition of your system could add thousands of dollars to the final ticket price of your new home.
As Part Of Annual Maintenance
It’s recommended by most professionals and manufacturers that you have your backflow device inspected by a certified technician at least once a year to ensure that it’s properly functioning and keeping your water clean.
Some backflow devices are “non-testable” and simply require replacement every five years. Regardless of the types of devices installed at your connections, understanding their condition is one of the necessary parts of being a responsible homeowner and maintaining clean drinking water.
Stop The Stressing, Choose Roadrunner For Your Backflow Testing
Backflow prevention devices are an important and necessary component of your plumbing system. Not only do they ensure the freshness of your water at home, but they’re also vital to maintaining the standard of hygiene and health that modern life is defined by.
When you want to have no doubts regarding the standard of your backflow services, then pick up the phone and call Roadrunner today!
Our team is committed to providing the community with a standard of service that’s nearly impossible to match and will put just as much effort into your backflow needs as we do into the most extensive jobs.