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Austin Backflow Preventer Inspections

Backflow preventers are important water line and plumbing hookups that prohibit dirty water from flowing into the clean water supply and contaminating it. This helps protect you and your loved ones, as well as other people who rely on the water source, from harmful bacteria, parasites, chemicals, and dangerous substances that can ruin the clean water supply.

Texas law requires backflow preventers on most properties to be inspected regularly to make sure that they are working properly and are up to date. However, even if you are not required by law to have your backflow preventer inspected, you should still have this potentially life-saving device serviced and inspected regularly. To learn more about backflow preventer inspections and regulations, contact the Austin backflow preventer inspectors from Ace Fire Equipment today at 512-835-2020.

Why Are Inspections Necessary?

Not only do backflow preventers stop sewage-contaminated water from flowing into the water supply, but they also prohibit chemicals from places like laboratories, fire stations, and irrigation systems from getting into the water. However, just like other mechanical devices, time, oxidation, and the occasional defect may prevent your backflow preventer from working properly. Inspections help you identify any problems so that you can get the service you need to protect yourself and your loved ones.

Key Items for Inspection

Air gap backflow preventers can be checked visually, but there are several parts of a backflow preventer that must be tested with specially calibrated equipment. Parts that often show signs of wear include:

  • Sealing rings
  • Test cocks
  • Shutoff valves
  • Springs

Additionally, sometimes your backflow preventer may simply be too old to perform its job. A certified inspector can help you determine whether or not you need to replace your backflow preventing device altogether.

Contact Us

At Ace Fire Equipment, we understand the importance of protecting yourself and your family from harm. Our trained technicians can inspect your backflow preventer and provide you with the service and repairs that you need to keep it running safely and properly. Contact us today at 512-835-2020 to discuss your situation with an Austin backflow prevention inspection specialist from Ace Fire Equipment.