Backflow Testing & Services
DID YOU KNOW?
The Florida Plumbing Code requires backflow assemblies to be tested and certified every year by a licensed and certified plumber.
Our Services Include:
- Backflow Installation
- Annual Backflow Certification**
- Backflow Repair / Cleaning
- Backflow Replacement
** For your convenience, Douglas Orr Plumbing will automatically schedule recertification for the following year.
What is Backflow Testing?
This is the process of checking whether a plumbing system can prevent backflow. “Backflow” happens when contaminated water reverses, flowing back into the drinking water supply.
Backflow testing ensures that a building's plumbing system complies with local and state regulations, and it keeps the community's water supply safe. The process usually involves shutting off the water supply, installing a backflow preventer valve, and running a series of tests to check the valve's effectiveness.
Such testing is crucial for preventing health hazards and protecting water supplies. Typically, backflow checks are required annually for commercial and industrial buildings.
What Are the Benefits of Backflow Testing?
Backflow testing ensures the safety of our drinking water. Specifically, backflow is the undesirable reversal of water flow in a sewage system. Tainted water moves in the wrong direction, contaminating the public water supply with pollutants and other harmful substances.
Regular testing detects potential issues in the plumbing system, identifying the presence of cross-connections that can cause backflow.
Backflow testing protects the health and safety of the community, and it helps prevent unexpected leaks or flooding. This protection maintains a property’s aesthetic value and a plumbing system’s functionality.
Preventing Costly Plumbing Repairs with Routine Maintenance
Regular plumbing system maintenance can help prevent costly repairs and unexpected emergencies. Our team offers comprehensive plumbing maintenance services to keep your pipes, fixtures, and appliances in top condition.
The benefits of routine plumbing maintenance include:
- Improved water efficiency
- Early detection of potential issues
- Reduced risk of leaks and water damage
- Extended lifespan of your plumbing system
- Peace of mind knowing your plumbing is in good working order
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