If you own a commercial property in Los Angeles, then you’re probably already aware of backflow testing. Every commercial property owner and some residential property owners are required to have the testing performed and the results reported to either the health department or local water utility company every year. The reason behind this is to ensure that water being delivered to a property remains uncontaminated and is safe for occupants and visitors to the sight. A backflow device regulates water pressure to the property to make sure that potentially harmful matter from the sewer or ground don’t ever mix with the water.
If contamination ever does occur, the consequences could include serious health issues for the people on the property, even if they did not drink the water. Just coming into contact with the water could be enough to cause problems, depending on the level of contamination.
No property owner wants to risk the health of their occupants. That’s why backflow testing and repairs should never be done by anyone except a professional. Be cautious of who you hire to do the service: many backflow testers will charge as they please because they know property owners have little choice in the matter. There are many trustworthy professionals out there however. It’s just a matter of doing a little research before choosing a backflow tester to trust year after year. The service is simple and hassle free in most cases, so it shouldn’t cost an arm and a leg. Keep your property and your wallet protected by finding a great backflow tester. That same professional can also be relied upon for plumbing repairs if needed. When emergencies arise, it’s convenient to have a repair professional you trust on hand to effectively take care of issues.