professional helpKnowing how to debunk common plumbing misconceptions is one thing, but what do you do when backflow prevention for your multi-unit residential or commercial plumbing systems is a mystery? Backflow in a plumbing system is a complicated issue that, if left unchecked, can cause serious problems for your family's health, as well as your business's patrons and your wallet. 

Municipalities require safety valves that are regularly tested and working when there are multiple cross-connected water lines in your plumbing system.  We're here to make sure you have the right valves placed in your system, as well as the annual testing that Iredell County requires to maintain your water lines safe and clean.

What Is Backflow?

Backflow is a difficult subject, especially when it comes to commercial or multi-unit housing plumbing. When thinking about water lines, it's crucial to consider how water flows through the system and how to prevent tainted water from "backflowing" into clean lines. 

Backflow may occur virtually anywhere in a water system.  Significant changes in water pressure, such as a burst water main, are the most common causes. Backflow can contain a variety of contaminants, ranging from human waste to chemicals and cleansers, all of which are hazardous to one's health.

Backflow Prevention

Safety valves are built to prevent backflow due to the seriousness of the hazards posed by backflow. When there is a significant drop in water pressure, a valve closes, preventing tainted water from accessing the clean water supply. 

It is critical that this device be professionally installed and tested.

RPZ Testing

RPZ (Reduced Pressure Zone) testing ensures that any contaminated groundwater does not enter your plumbing system. To keep the water supply safe, these backflow prevention assemblies must be placed on all cross-connections and inspected and certified annually. 

Municipalities may fine you or cut off your water supply if you fail to have your water tested at the required interval. A licensed plumber with special certificates must conduct RPZ testing.

If you are in need of an RPZ test in the Lake Norman area of North Carolina and could benefit from a licensed and insured plumbing company with decades of experience, the team at Action Service Company, LLC will take good care of you. 

We are here to make sure that your RPZ test is taken care of quickly and professionally. For more information or to schedule an RPZ test, contact the team at Action Service Company, LLC today!