Basically, a "backflow" occurs when clean (potable) water reverses direction causing a suction that pulls dirty water into the clean supply system. Needless to say the "dirty" water can contain any number of harmful chemicals, fertilizers and even human/animal waste ie through sprinkler heads! Anytime there is a cross-connection between clean (potable) water and "dirty" (non-potable) water the chance of a back-flow exists. Consequently backflow preventers are normally required at any cross-connections in residential, commercial or industrial water systems
Municipal and State plumbing codes typically require the installation of backflow prevention devices in most commercial building, and some residential buildings whenever there is a chance that a "back flow" of water could be sucked into the clean water system. The size and complexity of the installed backflow preventer will coincide with the specific back-flow risks that each situation presents. Bottom line, backflow preventers are the key to protecting the clean water supply, most need to be tested annually.
Most backflow systems must be inspected annually to verify their proper operation, back-flow testing is normally considered mandatory with nasty enforcement actions possible against owners who do not complete the system testing promptly.
Caution: Before you hire any company to test your back-flow devices, be sure they are trained to test AND REPAIR the backflow units. Not all companies are trained to test & repair backflow devices!! You can rest assured that the technicians from Bio Remedies can test & repair your backflow device.
Bio Remedies technicians are trained and licensed to install, test, repair and provide documented backflow certification of all types of backflow prevention devices. We perform annual backflow checks on many properties/companies here in El Paso, TX area.
Call us and will take care of your backflow testing so you don't have to worry about it!