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Backflow Testing

Troy Backflow Testing

Certified Backflow Testing & Repair in Moscow Mills, Wentzville, & Surrounding Areas 

Bono Plumbing has the resources, expertise, and certification required to provide installation, repair, and backflow testing in Troy, Moscow Mills, Wentzville, and surrounding areas. Company owner Bob Bono is state certified to perform backflow testing and holds certification by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and American Backflow Prevention Association (ABPA). He participates in continual training to stay current with all regulations and industry best practices. 

If you have been notified that testing is required for your backflow device, give us a call at  (636) 206-7853 to get it taken care of. 

Why Backflow Prevention Matters 

Backflow prevention devices help prevent contaminated water from backflowing into the water main. There are two types of backflow: Back-siphonage and back pressure. 

Back-siphonage occurs when there is a loss of pressure in the water supply. This loss of pressure allows contaminated water to be sucked into the water main. Common causes of back-siphonage include a broken water main or firefighters using large amounts of water. 

Back pressure happens when there is more pressure in the non-potable water lines than in the clean water supply. Back pressure often occurs due to the use of a significant amount of water, such as when using sprinkler systems or power washing equipment. 

Both types of backflow are dangerous because there is a risk of water supply contamination, which can cause serious illness. In order to avoid this, a backflow prevention device is required at each service connection for properties at risk of backflow. You will be notified by your local municipality when a backflow prevention device needs to be installed. If you have a backflow device, annual testing is required to ensure that the device is working properly.  

The Backflow Testing Process 

When you are required to have a backflow prevention device, annual inspections and testing will be required. The testing must be performed by a plumber with proper training and state backflow testing certification. The process only takes about half an hour, but you won’t have water during the testing process. 

The backflow testing process includes: 

  • Recording the condition of the water system and backflow assemblies 
  • Turning off the downstream shut-off valve and waiting a few minutes
  • Shutting off the water supply 
  • Using specialized test kit hoses and gauges 
  • Testing the pressure in the system 
  • Looking for areas where the pressure isn’t right
  • Preparing a report with the results of the testing 

It is important to understand that backflow testing is a snapshot of a moment in time. The results of the testing show that your system is either in need of repair or working right now. Any needed repairs can be completed at the time of testing. However, passing the testing does not mean the device won’t fail in the future. 

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Call for Backflow Device Services 

At Bono Plumbing, we provide Troy backflow testing, installation, and repair to ensure that your property is in full compliance with all current regulatory requirements. We are always happy to answer your questions about installing a backflow prevention device or the backflow testing process.

Please contact Bono Plumbing at (636) 206-7853 for backflow device installation, repair, or testing. 

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