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Certified Backflow Prevention Testing in Rochester, NY

So, you need certified backflow testing, but you do not quite understand what backflow is or why you need it backflow prevention testing. Wischmeyer’s Plumbing Plus is here to explain these things to you as you look for a professional who can help you. Backflow is essentially the reversal of flow of unsanitary, unwanted, and even contaminated water (or a combination of other liquids in water) that is returned back to the clean or filtered water. This normally occurs when high pressure water migrates to a low-pressure area.

Where could contaminated water come from? Think about your swimming pool, water heater, sprinkler system, and water heater. Then, think about the places where you expect clean water to come from, like your kitchen faucets, shower heads, and other sources of water in your house. If you have a backflow problem, then you and your family could be exposed to water that is not only unhealthy, but also can be extremely harmful.

With that explained, here are some reasons that you need to test how your backflow prevention device is functioning:

  1. Personal & Family Health – As you can probably figure out on your own, backflow can be detrimental to the health of the people who may be drinking or exposed to the contaminated water that is coming into your house through the water sources.

  2. Health of the Public- In commercial buildings or residential buildings that you own, where many people work or live, backflow issues can cause problems for more than just your family or friends. Also in neighborhoods where water supplies are close to each other, your backflow problem could quickly become someone else’s problem. If this issue is ignored, there is no telling how many people could be affected.

  3. The Law Requires Backflow Testing – You are required by law to get the backflow prevention device that you use tested annually, whether or not you are worried about you, your family and the public’s health. This is a job that you simply cannot perform yourself, as you will be required to select a professional like Wischmeyer’s Plumbing Plus, who is certified in backflow testing.

Certified backflow testing professionals can provide you with reports that are derived from the field tests that they perform so that you can have piece of mind about your water sources, as well as maintain proof that you get your backflow prevention device tested annually.

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