Scheduled testing of backflow assemblies is essential for State of Texas code compliance and commercial building safety. A routine backflow test consists of attempting to remove water from a backflow assembly. While the frequency of testing varies between jurisdictions, it is expected to be tested annually at a minimum. These system tests are critical to ensure potable water is safe to drink.
Due to the inherent risk of contaminated water, a backflow assembly only delivers pass or fail results – there is no middle ground. If any water escapes the backflow assembly, it fails. If a device fails the test, it should be repaired or replaced immediately. Solutions for failed backflow assemblies can vary in scope and costs, but can be as simple as replacing parts.
To have an iProtection Systems fire professional conduct inspection and testing services on your backflow assembly call 972-484-7722 or request a backflow service or inspection on our site.