What to Expect During Backflow Testing

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What to Expect During Backflow Testing

The last thing every property owner wants to deal with is a plumbing issue, especially a backflow. If plumbing repairs are not done on time, backflows can easily contaminate your building or neighborhood’s water supply.

That is why it is important to hire a reputable plumber in Riverside, CA, from Rossman Plumbing for backflow testing. Here is everything you need to know about it and what to expect during the procedure.

What Is Backflow and How to Prevent It?

The water supply system in your home or building is designed to ensure that the water flows into your property at a consistent pressure. This way, the water gets to flow smoothly and in the right direction from the tap and other plumbing fixtures.

If this pressure isn’t maintained, it might lead to non-potable and potable water mixing. This refers to backflow, and it calls for emergency plumbing repairs to correct it. Therefore, it is crucial to have backflow prevention devices to keep water from traveling back and entering the wrong pipelines.

Preparing for Backflow Testing

Some of the responsibilities you need to perform before proceeding with backflow plumbing services include:

  • Prepare your property for a shut-off in the water supply.
  • Ensure you record your water system’s initial specifications and conditions, including connections and installations.

Check with your area’s regulations and codes for your backflow device. If your device supplies a fire line, you need to notify authorities of the shut-off.

What Will Happen During Backflow Testing?

During backflow testing, we’ll identify any underlying issue and take protective measures to avoid backflows. We’ll test your backflow preventers, and check if water is traveling in the right pipes and not reaching undesirable places. We also measure and examine the water pressure using a gauge.

As your go-to plumbing company, Rossman Plumbing is here to ensure that your home or commercial establishment is safe from water contamination. We can install, repair, and certify your meter, so your property remains compliant with all regulations. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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