San Mateo Backflow Testing & Certification

Need your backflow preventor tested and certified in the San Mateo area by a reliable plumbing company? Call James Caccia Plumbing Inc today at (650) 376-6800.

Backflow Testing Certification Services in San Mateo, CA

Mostly, the backflow device installation and testing is the responsibility of both residential and commercial users. Usually backflow devices should be installed and tested on annual basis. For instance, when you install a sprinkler system that is metered independently from the main water supply of the house.

Most of the companies take the necessary annual backflow device repair or testing in their stride as the cost of conducting business. However, many homeowners are not too inclined for backflow device testing and certification. This is mainly due to the lack of understanding on two main points:

* Many homeowners resist this annual expense as they feel that cost of backflow testing should be covered in the water bills.

* There is lack of understanding about the significance of the cross connection control process/backflow prevention in general, and the hazards if this process suffers due to the neglect or failure. The threat of contamination or pollution entering your potable water system is real.

In order to address all these issues, homeowners must first understand that their water bill does not include any backflow device testing fee. Also, the water supply company owns the pipes only from the water source to your water meter. So beyond that, including backflow device belongs to the homeowner Therefore, they must ensure that testing is properly accomplished by the owner of this device.

The cross connection control process is mandated by the state and federal governments. It is not just a policy implemented by a specific water purveyor, but threat to our potable water system is very real. So, all laws controlling cross connection process are quite stringent. The laws are there to protect the public from the contamination and pollution threats to the potable power supply.

Therefore, backflow prevention/ cross connection program is in place to protect you. Contaminants and pollutants can be introduced in the potable water system at any point at which they come in contact with each other. In other words, there are chances of certain non-potable substances getting introduced in the potable water system through back pressure or backsiphonage, so a backflow prevention device should be there and should operate properly in any backflow condition.

As backflow preventor has mechanical devices with many moving parts, gaskets, springs, o-rings, gaskets, etc, they wear and may fail with time. This is the biggest reason why they should be tested annually as per law. Therefore, it’s in the best of your interest to participate in a Backflow Prevention program. This will ensure that your drinking water is safe, pure and healthy.

Need your backflow preventor tested and certified in the San Mateo area by a reliable plumbing company? Call James Caccia Plumbing Inc today at (650) 376-6800.

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