what is backflow do I need rpz testingUnion Grove, North Carolina is a small rural community in Iredell County. It is just 20 miles north of Statesville and 22 miles southeast of Wilkesboro. While quiet, it is famous for its Ole Time Fiddlers Contest, the oldest continuous festival of its kind in North America which has been held since the 1920s. 

The township is within view of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, and it's not a surprise that people love living here. As new homes are built there are challenges, especially when it comes to plumbing.

What Is Backflow?

Backflow, especially in commercial plumbing or multi-unit housing applications can be a big deal. Unlike many other common plumbing myths and issues, Backflow is pretty simple. At its root, backflow is when contaminated water is reintroduced back into your pure water lines. 

When left uncontrolled, this may cause major difficulties for the health of your family or patrons, not to mention your bank account. We are here to ensure that you have the proper valves put in your system, as well as the annual testing mandated to maintain your water lines safe and free of contaminated water. 

Backflow Prevention

Because of the many serious risks posed by backflow, safety valves are most common in commercial settings, but some residences are required to have one. If there are any cross-connects in the drinking water system, there must be an RPZ valve. 

When there is a significant shift in water pressures, the valve closes, preventing contaminated water from accessing the drinking water supply. It is a must that this device is to be professionally installed and tested.

RPZ Testing

RPZ (Reduced Pressure Zone) Testing guarantees that contaminated groundwater does not reach your plumbing system. To maintain the safety of the water supply, backflow prevention assemblies must be installed on all cross-connections and monitored and certified on an annual basis.

 Municipalities may fine you or disconnect your water supply if you do not get your water supply monitored at the specified intervals. RPZ testing must be performed by a certified plumber with particular certification.

Action Service Company, LLC makes it easy to ensure that your annual RPZ test is completed correctly. Our team of licensed and insured plumbers bring decades of experience to the table and will make sure that your home is well taken care of. 

In the event of a failed RPZ test, our professional plumbers can quickly assess and resolve any issues plaguing your RPZ valve, ensuring compliance with Troutman RPZ regulations. For more information or to schedule an RPZ test, contact the team at Action Service Company, LLC today!