If something like backflow occurs, backflow repair needs to happen immediately. There should be no waiting or hesitation. In order to even determine if backflow repair needs to happen, a certified backflow test in Los Angeles or any other area needs to be conducted by a certified backflow tester. A certified backflow tester needs to know all the rules and regulations in order to comply with the health department’s requirements when it comes to the maintenance of the potable water supply.
An annual test must occur on all the distribution pipes in your area. This is essential to your health. If something like backflow does occur, your water supply is tainted and you, your family, and your friends can have serious health problems that should not occur in a first world country. Clean water is a luxury that is not available in every country around the world. Our government is required to do at least one test a year on the distribution pipes to make sure that our water supply is clean for the public. This is one of their responsibilities. If it cannot do that, it has failed us because there are severe consequences to an unclean water supply. The government employs competent backflow testers who come out to your area to make sure that the pipes that distribute the potable water supply in your neighborhood is clean. If backflow does occur, the backflow tester will take all measures to ensure that the mess is cleaned up and hopefully will not occur again in the near future. If you do feel like there is something wrong with your water supply based on taste or color, it is possible for you to contact your local health department and ask for an investigation to occur.