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What Does Backflow Testing Mean? 

What is Backflow?

Your building has pipes that carry both potable water and dirty water. When the dirty water flows back up into the clean potable water supply, it is called backflow. Backflow is hazardous to the health of everyone in your building and a backflow test is required annually by law.

Backflow Testing Steps

A backflow test can be a fairly quick process provided that everything is up to code and working properly. First the plumber inspects the backflow device and all of the pipes in the area that is being tested. The plumber will note the condition of the backflow device as well as the surrounding pipes. The plumber will then check the valves and gauges on the device to make sure there aren’t any leaks or other issues. If there is nothing wrong and no repairs are needed the test should be done in around 30 minutes.

Backflow Testing from a Licensed Plumber

Backflow can cause serious health risks if it occurs. That is why you need an experienced and licensed plumber to perform a backflow test on your building. Do your research and find a plumber that knows the ins and outs of a backflow system to ensure the job is done right. 

Backflow Testing with Etchen Commercial Plumbing

Etchen Commercial Plumbing is a family owned business that has decades of experience in the commercial plumbing industry. We will check your entire plumbing system thoroughly for any potential safety hazards. Our commitment to customer satisfaction is made very clear through our company philosophy and our online testimonials. Let us know if you would like to learn more about backflow testing

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