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Who Is Responsible For The Backflow Preventer?

Updated: Jul 6, 2021

The backflow device is one of the most underappreciated devices for a home or business property. Without it working properly, you risk having contaminated tap water, which can lead to illness if the water is ingested.

Even though backflow prevention devices are indispensable for any property, many aren’t being tested frequently enough. As a general rule, backflow devices should be tested annually, and repairs should be executed immediately if needed.

Why aren’t backflow devices being tested often enough? It’s due to this misconception:

“The water company will take care of it”. This is a dangerous presumption. Many people assume that it’s purely the water company that is responsible for keeping their water clean. However, because the backflow device is on your property, this is something that you’re accountable for.

If there is a backflow device on your residential or commercial property, it must get tested, and the testing must be handled by a certified technician. If the device doesn’t pass the test, it needs to be repaired or replaced. Atlas Backflow is a licensed, bonded, and insured backflow testing, repair, and installation company in Los Angeles, CA. Contact us to get your backflow preventer tested.

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