Why a Backflow Test?
The Oregon Plumbing Code specifies that backflow prevention devices be tested yearly to verify their operation. Failure to do so can result in a backflow event, causing harm to people and property.
What is Backflow?
Backflow is the reversal of water flow in a potable water system that may result in the contamination of the system by liquids, gases, or solids. In other words, “bad water” may reverse course and mix with good water – and you never want this to happen. Backflow can affect irrigation systems, sprinkler systems, soda fountains, dishwashers, boilers, etc.
What is a Backflow Preventer Device?
A backflow preventer is a mechanical device that does exactly what its name claims: it prevents backflows from happening. There are a variety of devices for different types of plumbing systems, and we can install, repair and test yours.
Why does the Backflow Device have to be tested yearly?
Like any mechanical device, a backflow preventer can fail. Yearly testing prevents catastrophe and keeps your potable water safe.
What We Can Do For You:
We at Eden’s Image are trained and certified to both install and test all backflow devices for your residence & business. Give us a call today to set up your appointment.