What Happens After Backflow Testing?

If you’re required to have a backflow preventer at your home or business, you know that you must conduct backflow testing on a regular basis. But what happens after that process is completed? 1st Choice Plumbing explains how those results are used.

Who determines how often testing is needed?

State and municipal codes specify when these tests are required for commercial and residential properties. You’ll be told how often your area requires testing when your backflow preventer is installed or when you take possession of the property. (In most cases, testing is required annually.) You should receive a notice from your state or local authorities when it’s time for the testing to be completed.

What happens with the test results?

After you’ve worked with a plumber who’s certified to do backflow testing, they’ll let you know the results. You’ll be required to submit them to the appropriate governing body by the due date.

What if you don’t get the testing done?

If you fail to submit a passing test by the specified date, you could face a fine. If you fail to comply with the testing after that, your local water authority could shut off your supply. Of course, the fines and penalties vary from place to place. Your best bet is to get the testing done and report the results by the requested date.

Get the backflow testing you need by calling 1st Choice Plumbing today.

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