Backflow is what occurs when contaminated water sources gain access to the clean water supply system. Usually, there are mechanisms in place to stop this problem in its tracks. However, these mechanisms will break down over time, and cease to function correctly. Erica’s Plumbing & Restoration provides trusted backflow testing and certification services for both residential and commercial customers in Boca Raton, FL, helping them to stay compliant with the municipal regulations that are in place.
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The Importance of Backflow Prevention
As buildings generate waste water, these substances must be handled correctly. As this waste water flows out of a building, it is supposed to follow the correct direction of the piping. However, malfunctioning pipes or storms may disrupt this flow of wastewater into the clean water supply, creating a dangerous contamination problem.
To prevent this from happening, plumbing systems have been designed to use certain mechanisms. Most of these mechanisms fail over time, having them tested on a regular basis is of the utmost importance. Many communities in the United States mandate that these backflow systems be tested, and certified, by an experienced and professional plumbing team. The team at Erica’s Plumbing & Restoration have the necessary training to perform these tests.
What is the Backflow Testing Process?
- There are a variety of methods available to test your backflow prevention mechanism. Sometimes, visual inspections can be carried out, especially if the device is located near the surface, or if it is easily accessible for the plumber.
- Some devices need to be tested using precise calibration equipment, especially property owners who must make sure that their system is in compliance with mandates. This technique also provides information about basic repairs that need to be completed.
If your backflow prevention device fails the initial inspection, our team will give you options moving forward. The existing device could be replaced, especially if the damage is small. The seals on the mechanism can be renewed, and new parts can be added on. For other cases, a whole new device will need to be installed. No matter the route you take, you’ll have to work with qualified, experienced plumbing professionals during backflow testing services.
Reasons to Choose Erica’s Plumbing & Restoration
By choosing us to perform your backflow testing certification, you can rest assured that you are receiving the high-quality results you desire. For over a decade, we’ve been providing homeowners with effective solutions to all of their plumbing needs. We believe our service provides superior value because we offer the following benefits:
- Flat-rate, upfront pricing
- Satisfaction guaranteed
- Woman owned and operated