Portland Oregon Backflow Testing & Repair
Info. on Backflow Testing. More below…..
Who to Contact for Backflow Testing
As of July, 2019 we have decided to pull out of the backflow testing business. So we no longer provide Backflow Testing service other than just for new backflow devices that we have just installed.
We recommend calling one of the other local backflow testing companies in our area. For a list of companies in this area, see this web page:
Why do I Need Backflow Testing?
Backflow testing protects your drinking water and that of your neighbors as well. If there ever was a backflow situation (e.g. the fire department opened up a fire hydrant down the street that that suctioned water pressure away from your house) then water that had been sitting in your old sprinkler pipes is now mixing back into the main pipes that everyone is drinking from. Immagine if your sprinkler system had not only stagnant water inside it, but maybe there was a broken pipe or sprinkler head in your system. This break had allowed cantaminents such as dog feecees or fertilizer or herbicides to get into the lines. Now THAT water is going back and mixing into the drinking water. It sounds unlikely, but it’s happened hundreds of times throughought the United States. This is why backflow testing is required everywhere now.
Backflow preventers ensure cross-contamination like this doesn’t happen. The main variety of backflow preventer we use here in the Northwest is a Double-Check valve, which means you have two layers of protection. If one fails, the other one will still prevent contamination in a backflow situation. But these devices eventually do begin to fail. This is why they need to be tested annually.
With annual testing, we can catch a backflow device that is going bad, before it actually breaks and can get it fixed. By detecting a failure early and fixing it, we can protect you, your family, and your neighbors from a potentially hazardous cross-contamination problem.
How Do I Book an Appointment?
Again, as of July, 2019 Lewis Landscape Services no longer offers this service. Please contact one of the other companies listed on the website above to schedule a backflow test.
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