What is backflow prevention and why do I need it tested?
Cities and towns supply millions of gallons of water to its business and residential customers each day. Before the water is supplied to a home or business, it is treated and tested to ensure its quality.
One of the precautions to protect this public water supply is the installation and maintenance of an approved backflow prevention assembly at the customer’s water service connection whenever a potential hazard is determined to exist in a customer’s system. Businesses and residential customers that have fire protection, irrigation systems, and swimming pools with auto fill valves are required to install and maintain backflow prevention assemblies. Businesses such as gas stations, restaurants, hospitals, manufacturers, etc. are also required to install and maintain backflow prevention assemblies. Backflow assemblies are required to be tested annually.
Backflow prevention assemblies should be installed by a licensed plumber and tested by a certified backflow tester. At Top Notch Plumbing & Drain Cleaning, we have many years of experience installing, testing and maintaining backflow assemblies. Our equipment is tested yearly to ensure it is operating properly.
At Top Notch Plumbing & Drain Cleaning, we are a locally owned and operated plumbing company that is committed to providing homeowners in the Lake Norman, North Carolina area with the plumbing services they need. Contact us 24/7 to make your home’s plumbing safe, healthy, and functional for your family.