What is Backflow Prevention?
A backflow prevention assembly is used to protect potable water supplies from contamination or pollution due to backflow.
In water supply systems, water is normally maintained at a significant pressure to enable water to flow from the tap, shower etc. When pressure fails or is reduced, as may happen if a water main bursts, pipes freeze or there is unexpectedly high demand on the water system, then such reduced pressure in the pipe may allow contaminated water from the ground, from storage or from other sources to be drawn up into the system.
Backflow Test Pricing
$89.00 test fee per device (See notes below.)
- Some fittings may be required in order to perform the test; these fittings and labor to install them are additional.
- Additional charges may be applicable in the case of major water shutdowns, specific timing issues, and contact with alarm companies (normally in commercial applications)
- If backflow fails the test process and requires repair – a quote will be provided to the customer for the repairs
Most local municipalities require annual backflow testing.
Call 248-693-4775 to schedule your backflow test today!