Backflow Testing & Certification Services in Brookfield, IL
Is your home protected against backflow issues? Call us at (708) 352-1670 and get industry leading La Grange backflow testing and certification services today!
When it comes to the plumbing system in your home, few people think about the risks and dangers of backflow. This plumbing problem can occur easily and cause significant damage and discomfort to your home. At Allan E Power Plumbing Heating & Cooling we provide our customers with specialized La Grange backflow testing and certification services. Find out what our past customers have to say about our services here, and call us today!
What is the importance of backflow testing?
Most states have regulation in place that mandates that homes have backflow testing annually. There are a number of reasons why this is important:
- Contamination: First of all, backflow has the potential to contaminate the area’s water supply. A backflow incident at one home can totally compromise an entire area’s water supply.
- Chemicals: Another reason why homeowners should understand the importance of testing is because these issues have the potential to cause herbicides, pesticides, and other chemicals to enter into the homes water system.
These problems can have very serious implication on your health and the condition of your plumbing system. By getting our professional solutions, you can ensure that your home is protected against any potential backflow issues.
What is the testing process?
When preparing for a backflow testing procedure, the first thing that a technician will do is turn off the water supply. Once the water supply has been shut off, the technician will then identify the type of protection device that the homeowner has installed. Then the valves or the reduced pressure principle device must be checked to ensure that the device is functioning properly.
The technician will also confirm directional flow to ensure that the water is constantly flowing in the right direction. They will also test the system and remove any debris. Ultimately an entire test kit will be hooked up to the system to ensure that it is functioning optimally and that there is no threat of backflow.
What types of prevention devices are there?
There are a number of different types of backflow preventers, such as the reduced pressure zone (RPZ), Pressure vacuum breaker (PVB), and the double check assembly (DCA). The most common device used is the PVB. One reason is that they are inexpensive and they function as a whole-system backflow preventer. The PVB is simplistic in its design, which makes it easy to maintain.
The key to ensuring that you have the best possible backflow preventer and that your system is properly maintained, is to work with a reputable plumbing company. At Allan E Power Plumbing Heating & Cooling, we work closely with homeowners to make sure that they are able to benefit from our years of experience and expertise. When you have our experts on your side, you can rest assured that backflow will never be an issue for your home.
Is your home protected against dangerous backflow issues? Call us at (708) 352-1670 and let our experts ensure that your home is protected from the issues today!