Backflow Testing

Backflow Testing Near Me

In an effort to keep our communities drinking water safe, local municipal codes require the inspection of commercial and multi-family backflow prevention assemblies. When you receive your notice for inspection from the county call Flow Right to schedule your inspection. We are one of the most trusted plumbing companies local to Colorado Springs, Pueblo, and the surrounding areas who have certified backflow prevention testers on staff.

Contact us to schedule your backflow inspection

Colorado Springs: (719) 569-7604

Pueblo: (719) 564-2101

Backflow testing is a process that is used to test the safety of your plumbing system. A backflow prevention test will ensure your drinking water is not being contaminated by dirty water flowing back into the water supply. It will also ensure that your water is not contaminating the city’s or community’s supply. 

There are various reasons why your pipes can drop in water pressure. When this happens, water from the ground or storage can enter the entire system causing serious health issues. The use of a backflow prevention device can be implemented at every location at risk for contaminated water entering your system. 

Backflow can be prevented using a few methods. The most common form of prevention is using a backflow prevention device, like a backflow preventer valve. Another method is the use of an air gap. This means leaving an empty space between where water builds up and the appliances that connect to your plumbing systems, such as a valve or faucet. 

In either case, it is important to have your backflow inspection on an annual basis which abides by local regulation. Furthermore, it is critical to compliance that you have a certified backflow prevention tester like Flow Right sign off on your inspection. Contact us today to schedule your inspection. 

Commercial Backflow Services

Normally it is the responsibility of the individual businesses to install and routinely test the backflow prevention assemblies on their property. If you don’t have a certified backflow professional on staff, then Flow Right technicians can perform your annual backflow testing, repairs, and installation.

We have experience working with all types of prevention devices and can take care of the necessary paperwork related to your annual inspections. Afterward, we will follow up with you when your next inspection is due so that you never fall out of compliance. We pride ourselves in keeping all of our local customers in good standing with their local water authority. Contact us today to schedule your commercial backflow inspection.

What is backflow?

Backflow is the term used to describe the cross-contamination of a fresh water supply with water that is considered contaminated by bacteria and other waste. This is a major health concern for buildings where cross-connections between freshwater and wastewater occur.

What is a cross-connection?

A cross-connection is the locations were potable water and wastewater systems physically connect. These points of contact can loose pressure and result in wastewater flowing in the wrong direction and sewage entering the potable water distribution systems. That is why a backflow prevention device installation should occur at every cross-connection. Without a certified device in place, your water system is subject to a serious health risk and multiple fines.

Why you need backflow testing?

Your backflow prevention devices can fail after years of use. That is why it is important to schedule your annual inspection with Flow Right. We have certified technicians that can inspect your backflow prevention assembly for any damage or malfunctions that may have developed over time. Then we will inform you of any necessary repairs prior to fixing the issues and submitting your certification paperwork.

When should I test my backflow device?

The regulation in your local market will determine when exactly you need to conduct your inspection. Typically, regulators will require re-certification every year within the same month the device was originally certified. It is important to know that every point in your plumbing diagram that has a cross-connection should have a backflow prevention assembly installed, and every year that backflow device should be inspected. 

Can I test my own backflow device?

Well, yes, you can certainly test your own device if you have been trained and have become a certified backflow assembly tester. Your certification documents should also be provided to your local authority. Being able to demonstrate your up-to-date certification is what will allow you to conduct a compliant backflow test. 

Alternatively, you can call Flow Right to schedule a backflow device inspection. We have a friendly staff of professionals who hold up-to-date certifications with multiple local water authorities throughout the Pikes Peak Region and Southern Colorado.

Searching for backflow preventer testing near me? Call Flow Right’s Local Dispatchers to schedule an inspection.

Colorado Springs: (719) 569-7604

Pueblo & Surrounding Areas: (719) 564-2101

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