Chances are, you aren’t regularly thinking about the plumbing in your commercial property. But these pipes and drains perform vital functions like taking water and waste in and out of the facility. Of course, plumbing becomes top of mind when there are issues. To make things even easier for you as an owner, though, we recommend proper maintenance in order to prevent problems from arising in the first place.

In our series “Things to Maintain,” we highlight the importance of maintenance and regularly testing plumbing in commercial properties. In this post, we discuss testing backflow preventers.

The Importance of Commercial Backflow Testing

Backflow is, in the simplest terms, the reversal of water that is carried away from its intended direction in the plumbing system. This can result in contaminants that are harmful when congested. The backflow device installed has valves that protect against back-siphonage and backpressure from contaminated water.

Clean drinking water is possible by installing and checking up on your plumbing system on a regular basis. It is recommended to have a professional contractor test your device annually by using a prevention assembly tester.

By testing, you are ensuring both successful backflow prevention as well as devices that are on target with city codes. This way, you know you have the cleanest drinking water possible and are able to prevent sickness to tenants and their visitors due to contaminated water.

Have the Experts at Parkway Plumbing Help with Your Commercial Plumbing Maintenance

Experts at Parkway Plumbing are happy to work with you to ensure you have clean drinking water at your commercial property by offering backflow maintenance and testing. We have certified testers on deck to assist you in your personal prevention strategy. You can contact us at any time for a quote so we can design a solution to protect your loved ones from unusable water.