Backflow Testing Services in Sioux Falls
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If you own a commercial property, multi-family residential property, or any sort of industrial facility, you are required to have an industrial-grade backflow prevention system in place. A backflow prevention device is a plumbing safety net designed to protect our public water supply from accidental contamination due to water flowing backward through your lines. When these devices sense a difference in pressure or a reversal in water flow, they quickly shut off your water supply, preventing a potentially serious disaster, including the possibility of a public health crisis. Likewise, in addition to having one of these devices, you are also required to have it tested at least once a year by a licensed professional. If you’re looking for a local pro who can offer you superior, reliable, and fast backflow testing, call the experts at Midwestern Mechanical, Inc.
Here at Midwestern Mechanical, Inc., we know that your backflow prevention device is necessary for your property, but you don’t want to have to deal with any stress that it could cause. That’s why we make sure our testing services are accurate, convenient, effective, and designed to take care of this annual requirement for you quickly. Every test we conduct is thorough, accurate, and designed to be well within required standards and guidelines for your complete peace of mind and to help you ensure that your system is truly safe when we give it a passing grade. IF we discover any issues, we report them to you immediately so you can get the issue fixed as soon as possible and avoid the potential for any costly downtime. We believe a backflow inspection shouldn’t be a source of added stress or strain—our friendly technicians walk you through the process and make sure you understand everything that’s going on from start to finish.
Call Midwestern Mechanical, Inc. at (605) 250-0477 now to request an appointment for your backflow inspection service, whether you’re due for an annual test or you simply want peace of mind for your commercial property.
What Happens In a Backflow Test?
A backflow test is designed to safely and effectively make sure your backflow prevention device will engage and hold in the event that the flow of water through your plumbing system suddenly changes. There are plenty of reasons this can happen: a sudden change in pressure from your water supply, a sudden blockage or malfunction in your own plumbing system, and even a natural disaster can all cause a sudden and unexpected reversal in water flow. The process for testing these devices usually takes roughly about an hour at the most to complete, and you may lose access to your water supply for an extremely short amount of time during this process.
A backflow test generally includes the following steps:
- Verifying the manufacturer, model, serial number, size, and location of the backflow device
- Shutting off the water flow to your property
- Checking the valves by opening and closing them to ensure they function properly
- Checking that air ports in the device open when they should
- Recording any potential faults or flaws that need addressed
- Filling out documentation regarding the test to be submitted to local authorities in order to verify your test has been completed
Property owners cannot do anything to prepare for a backflow test, nor do they really need to do anything beyond preparing anyone who will be at their property on a particular day for the test to be done. Because your water will be shut off for at least a portion of the test, it’s important to make sure everyone present knows and is prepared for not having water available.
Need a backflow inspection? Get it done quickly by the pros at Midwestern Mechanical, Inc. by contacting us today.