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What Is Backflow Testing?

Backflow testing is a test done on your water system to make sure that the dirty water does not flow or pass through your drinking supply.  The test should be done annually during an inspection in order to prevent contamination of drinking supply water. If your system is to lose pressure because of reasons such as pump failure, system modifications, line breaks, or system maintenance, it can affect the pressure level causing improper water flow which will lead to contamination of your drinking supply. The backflow testing process consists of checking if there is a backflow problem, what is causing it, and how to fix it. 

How Is A Backflow Test Done?

The backflow testing process consists of using a backflow testing device with valves, the plumber will close valves to see if there is any change in gauge movement, water leaks, or any other signs of backflow. The plumber will also check that the airports open when necessary and that the relief valve opens at correct pressure points. During this testing process, the main water supply will be shut down. The testing process takes about 30 minutes to complete if no repairs are needed. This should be done by a licensed and knowledgeable plumber to ensure there are no violations to local codes and all requirements are met. 

Backflow Testing With Etchen Commercial Plumbing 

Etchen Commercial Plumbing is a family-owned business with decades of experience in the commercial plumbing industry. We serve Farmington Hills, MI, Canton, MI, Westland, MI, and the surrounding areas. We offer all our customers the utmost professional service and are committed to meeting our customers’ satisfaction. We have the most up-to-date products and equipment in handling all your plumbing needs. If you would like to learn more about our backflow testing services or our other plumbing services contact us online or call our Detroit location at (313) 794-2609 or our Livonia location at (734) 855-6336.

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