Though you may not be aware of it, your building is more than likely outfitted with a backflow prevention device. Even if you are aware that you have one installed, you probably don’t think about yours very often. That’s all fine, as long as you are aware that your backflow preventer needs to be tested on an annual basis. If you haven’t had your backflow preventer tested in a while, read on to find out why it’s so important.
What’s the Point, Anyway?
Backflow may not seem like that big of a deal, to those who haven’t had a chance to experience it firsthand. However, it has the potential to cause you quite the headache, not to mention costing a fair bit of money. Backflow, in addition to posing a biohazard, effectively shuts down contaminated parts of the plumbing system until it is flushed out. That’s a fair bit of trouble that you’re opening yourself up to if you don’t take the time to get your backflow preventer tested at least once a year.
A backflow preventer is an emergency device, of sorts. You’re not going to know whether or not it’s working properly until you need it, or until you get it tested. If your backflow preventer develops a problem, and you don’t have it checked, the first you’re going to notice of it is when your plumbing system is flooded with contaminated water. Don’t leave your plumbing system vulnerable to backflow by neglecting your prevention device. Schedule backflow preventer testing at least once a year, in order to make sure that your device is working properly.
Magnolia Commercial Plumbing Heating Cooling provides comprehensive backflow preventer testing services throughout Rockville, MD. If you need backflow prevention services of any kind, call today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert technicians.