Little Rock Backflow Inspections Testing
We believe an important component of our Little Rock backflow testing services is educating you on what backflow is, why you should avoid it, and other related information. Below are answers to backflow prevention FAQs.
What is backflow?
Backflow, as the term suggests, is the reversal of the flow of water from its normal direction. When backflow occurs, the water in your plumbing flows back through your meter and into the pipes of the municipal water distribution system.
What causes backflow?
Backflow is caused by loss of system pressure or your water pressure increases above the Little Rock distribution system. Our backflow inspections in Little Rock AR help determine the exact cause.
What are the dangers of backflow?
You should seek immediate Little Rock backflow maintenance services the moment you suspect a backflow problem because contaminating the public water supply could lead to serious water-borne diseases.
How common is backflow in Little Rock?
According to the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH), backflow problems are very common. The department documents many cases each year, and there are also several undocumented ones.
Who can offer backflow testing services in Little Rock AR?
Only a person who has Assembly Tester Technician certification obtained from the ADH can offer Little Rock backflow testing services in homes and commercial buildings.
What does the law say about backflow?
Backflow maintenance services in Little Rock AR are important because the ADH, in 1995, amendment to Act 96 of 1913 (Rules and Regulations Pertaining to Public Water Systems) mandates all public water utilities, Little Rock included, to start a Cross-Connection Control Program. This is meant to protect against, or locate, identify, and eliminate all cross-connections. You risk being isolated if you are found to cause a cross-connection.
Little Rock has an ordinance that requires regular Little Rock backflow inspections of dual check valves, swing check valves, and atmospheric vacuum breakers.
What should you do to prevent backflow?
State regulations require the installation of a backflow prevention device to protect the public water system from backflow.
Who can install the prevention device?
You should seek our Little Rock backflow testing services because Arkansas regulations state that the backflow prevention device can only be installed by a licensed plumber.