Backflow Testing in Tampa, FL
At ABC Plumbing, Air & Heat, we can solve any problem with your plumbing system. Our licensed and insured plumbers are experts with the up-to-date skills and advanced knowledge required to properly service and repair the most advanced plumbing systems. When you need backflow testing, we guarantee we can check your systems and apply the necessary solutions to resolve any issues we discover.
What Is Backflow Testing?
Backflow testing checks the backflow preventer on your home to confirm that it won’t allow contaminated water to flow into your home’s clean water supply. Backflow occurs when decreased pressure within your pipes disrupts the normal water flow into and out of your home. When the pressure decreases, contaminated water from toilets, hoses, etc., can flow through the clean water supply pipes instead of the wastewater pipes. Backflow preventers stop this from occurring and are vital for preserving the quality of the water in your home.
Our Backflow Testing Services
Our certified, licensed, and insured plumbers complete advanced training that allows us to properly test and verify the proper operation of your backflow preventer. We can test a wide range of backflow preventers.
How Do I Know if I Need Backflow Testing?
In addition to the standard two-year testing requirement, you may need to perform an additional test if there are problems with your water. Signs you need backflow testing include:
- Discolored water (brown, yellow, or even pinkish water)
- Sulfur smell emanating through drains, sinks, etc.
- Slow or interrupted water supply
- Odd-tasting water
- Slow drains or inconsistent drainage in different drains, showers, or sinks
How Is Backflow Testing Done?
We often start by temporarily disconnecting you from the water utility. Once disconnected, we will open and close the valves on the backflow preventer. During this process, we’ll monitor and note any pressure changes and confirm that the backflow preventer operates efficiently and effectively. At the end of the test, we will restore your water service and provide you with a comprehensive report that details the condition of your backflow prevention system.
How Often Do I Need It?
Backflow testing is required in Florida, and homeowners must have this task performed by a certified backflow tester. This testing schedule helps ensure that our region’s water supply isn’t contaminated and that all homes and businesses in the area comply with all applicable codes.
Why Choose ABC Tampa?
For over 65 years, the certified, licensed, and insured HVAC and plumbing teams at ABC Plumbing, Air, & Heat have proudly served homeowners throughout the region. Our plumbers have advanced knowledge of modern plumbing systems and guarantee the reliability and quality of our services. We guarantee fast and friendly service and are always happy to go above and beyond to keep your plumbing systems in exceptional condition!
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take to perform a backflow test?
It’s pretty fast, and in most cases, it takes less than 30 minutes to complete. However, the process can take longer if the plumber needs to perform any repairs.
Can a damaged backflow preventer be repaired?
Yes and no. It depends on the quality of the components and the extent of the required repairs. If the valve is brittle, there is advanced wear on the components or an older assembly with difficult-to-locate parts. We generally recommend replacing it rather than repairing a malfunctioning backflow preventer.
How often should backflow preventers be inspected?
We recommend scheduling a quick annual inspection and cleanout. This will help keep your backflow preventer in exceptional repair.
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