Portland Oregon Backflow Testing & Repair
Our experienced technicians are certified backflow testers for the State of Oregon. More below…..
Our Rates for Backflow Testing & Repair
Our rate for backflow testing is $60, if you are located within our standard coverage area OR if one of our technicians is already on-site doing another irrigation service. This is the rate if you are in the SW Portland, Beaverton area. If you are located within a 10 mile radius of Beaverton (SW Portland Hills, Cedar Hills, Multnomah, Forest Heights, Bauer Heights, Bethany, Hillsboro, Tigard, Tualatin, Aloha, Beaverton, Sherwood, or Lake Oswego) then this is the rate.
For those outside this standard coverage area, our rate is $85. But again, if you couple this with an irrigation service call or any other irrigation service work, then it will only be $60.00.
For backflow repairs, rates can vary. It really depends on what is broken. Replacing a part in a broken backflow device can cost as little as $70. But if the entire backflow device needs to be replaced, that can be as much as $700-$850. This work is all done on a time and materials basis at the rate of $96 per hour.
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?
If you’re interested in setting an appointment with one of our certified Portland Oregon backflow testers simply complete our online quote request form and someone will call you promptly to set up an appointment. Or call right now to set an appointment: 503-524-3679
Lewis Landscape Services of Beaverton Oregon, specializes in Backflow Testing and Repair work in the Greater Portland Oregon area, Beaverton Oregon and surrounding cities. See our Service Areas section for more details.
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