Professional Backflow Repair and Installation
Expert Backflow Services For Over 70 Years!
Are you looking for the best backflow testing and repair in Scottsdale, AZ, and aren’t quite sure where to turn? At Scottsdale Plumber, our experienced backflow pros help provide some of the best backflow testing and repair at a very reasonable price. Backflow testing helps to detect common backflow issues in your home or business plumbing systems and sprinkler systems.
Nothing compares to the exceptional results you’ll get working with a backflow testing company with years of experience and a track record of proven results. Don’t settle for mediocre results from a backflow testing company in Scottsdale who charges a higher price for inexperienced technicians. If you’re looking for the best backflow testing around, then work with the best backflow pros in Scottsdale.
Expert Technicians and Testers
Not only are our backflow pros capable of providing the best results, but they are also extremely easy to work with, very punctual, and have years of experience working with backflow testing.
We offer a full service testing and repair department.
Most testers do not repair faulty units and ask you to call a plumber. We are able to test, diagnose, and repair your back flow device making us your one stop shop!
We install residential and commercial backflow systems.
We cover everything from pools and irrigation to restaurants and apartments.
Backflow Testing And Certification
Backflow testing and certification is a topic that many people think nothing about until it’s too late. Don’t let yourself get caught facing liabilities that you didn’t even know existed! Polluting a community’s drinking water supply can bring serious and unpleasant consequences. On the other hand, having your backflow devices evaluated by a competent person can eliminate these potential liabilities.
Trust Scottsdale Plumber for your Scottsdale backflow testing and certification services. We have a team of plumbers that are licensed, trained, and experienced to provide you with services that are precise and thorough. We pride ourselves in the high-quality professional service we provide at a reasonable cost.
What Is Backflow?
A backflow occurs when an event causes the water in the distribution system to flow backwards in the pipes, often resulting in water or chemicals from external sources getting into the system and contaminating it. This can happen if the pressure on the water supply line drops and allows outside fluids to siphon into the water line.
Imagine, for example, a garden hose being used to mix pesticides in a tank and there is a break in the water line upstream. The resulting loss of pressure would cause the contents of the pesticide tank to siphon back into the water pipes through the garden hose if there was no backflow preventer in place.
Another possible scenario is when high pressure pumps that are connected to the water supply overcome the incoming water pressure and force the water to flow backwards through the piping, taking unwanted liquids with it.
Backflow testing is important to protect the integrity of the drinking water supply by ensuring that contaminants do not inadvertently enter the water distribution system. Failure to arrange for the testing at the appropriate intervals puts one at risk of enforcement action as well as having the water disconnected until the issue is resolved.
There would also be a high likelihood of civil liabilities if an event happened to contaminate the water supply and made people sick. With no backflow prevention in place and/or no documentation that testing was conducted as required, there would be little legal ground on which to stand.
Whenever there is a risk of cross contamination between the drinking water supply and an external system, backflow testing is vital. Regardless of the legal requirements, it is simply the right thing to do.
Backflow assemblies must be tested upon installation and annually thereafter if the installation was for a health hazard. A licensed individual who has demonstrated competency through training, experience, and passing the licensing exam must conduct testing. The law applies both to homes and businesses with the specific type of backflow prevention device determined by the level of risk.
Are you uncertain as to how the backflow regulations affect your home or establishment? We have qualified people on staff that can not only provide guidance, but arrange for testing and installation as well.
Testing involves the use of gages that are inserted into the backflow prevention valves and checking for high or low pressure. It is not a do-it-yourself project due to the level of training that is required not only to conduct the test properly but also to interpret the data correctly. From a practical standpoint, it is not feasible for someone who does not test these devices for a living to invest in the equipment. Contact us and we can go over the details with you and help determine what is best in your particular situation.