Back Flow Testing

Received a notice from the City of Midland or Odessa water department that your backflow device needs to be tested? Have a backflow preventer that is dripping or leaking water? Need a new backflow preventer installed or replaced? Action Air & Plumbing’s Licensed Backflow Preventer Assembly Testers are trained to install, test, repair and provide documented backflow certification of all types of back-flow prevention devices.  We will manage all aspects of the testing for you; our technician will complete the inspection paperwork and submit it directly to your appropriate water authority.  In the event your unit fails the testing, your technician will outline your options to repair or replace the unit so that it complies with the local requirements.

NOTE: Before you hire a company to test your back-flow devices, be sure they are trained to test AND REPAIR the backflow units.  Not all companies are trained to test & repair backflow devices!!  You can rest assured that the professionals at Action Air & Plumbing can test, repair, & replace your backflow device.

Learn More About Backflow Devices and Testing

Why Backflow Testing?

Municipal and State plumbing codes typically require the installation of backflow prevention devices in most commercial building, and some residential buildings whenever there is a chance that a “back flow” of water could be sucked into the clean water system.  The size and complexity of the installed backflow preventer will coincide with the specific back-flow risks that each situation presents.  Bottom line, backflow preventers are the key to protecting the clean water supply, most need to be tested annually.

What is Backflow?

In it’s simplest form a “backflow” occurs when clean (potable) water reverses direction causing a suction that pulls dirty water into the clean supply system.  Needless to say the “dirty” water can contain any number of harmful chemicals, fertilizers and even human waste! Anytime there is a cross-connection between clean (potable) water and “dirty” (non-potable) water the chance of a back-flow exists. Consequently backflow preventers are normally required at any cross-connections in residential, commercial or industrial water systems.

What is a Backflow Prevention Device

Ranging from simple to extremely complex, these units are a series of check valves that prevent water from flowing “backwards” into the clean water supply during times of unequal water pressure or other unique pressure conditions or fluctuations.  When installed and maintained correctly, a backflow preventer keeps the clean water supply safe.

Backflow Testing, also called Back Flow Testing

The Cities of Midland and Odessa require commercial backflow systems to be inspected annually to verify their proper operation. Testing on residential irrigation devices are required every 3 years. Back-flow testing is considered mandatory for water service, with enforcement actions possible against owners who do not complete the system testing promptly.   The experts at Action Air & Plumbing will take care of your backflow testing so you don’t have to worry about it! simply call Action Air & Plumbing at 432-620-8900 to schedule your test today!