What is Backflow or R.P.Z.
Why get my Backflow device tested?
Each Backflow device must be tested and certified at the time of installation , then annually once per year of the entire life of device.
Testing the device is important to insure safe clean drinking water, testing the device once a year is to insure the backflow is working properly.
Who can test a Backflow?
Only a C.C.D.I. Inspector can test backflow device‘s. Note: not just a licensed plumber, C.C.D.I. is its own license.
Once a person has become a licensed plumber, they are eligible to apply to take a C.C.D.I. course .
After completing the course, one becomes a C.C.D.I. Inspector.
Backflows that aren’t annually tested once a year can not guarantee clean safe drinking water to its users.
What is Backflow?
Water in a pipe can flow in either direction, Flow is the intended direction of wich the water should flow under normal working conditions. BackFlow is the flow of water in the un-intended direction.
Backflow can happen when unequal pressure causes the flow to be pulled back the opposite way intended, causing non-drinkable substance such as chemicals or contaminants from getting into the drinking system.
on Mar 28, 2010 | Drains