Do you have a swimming pool, a sprinkler system, or use a well for your drinking water? Backflow testing is a vital component of preventing the spread of diseases caused by contaminated water.
Having regular backflow testing services performed will help to ensure that your water supply is safe to use for drinking, cooking, and washing. An efficient backflow device will protect your neighbors’ homes from contamination as well, as contaminated water from one home can easily affect surrounding properties.
Brent Jansen Plumbing & Heating is a Certified Backflow Prevention Specialist. We have the training and expertise required to complete the proper inspection and testing of your system to ensure your water supply remains safe for you, your family, your pets and guests.
It’s the Law
The Capital Regional District (CRD) has enacted a bylaw designed to protect Greater Victoria’s drinking water supply from contamination. Known as the Cross Connection Control Program, this bylaw requires the installation and testing of backflow preventers in qualifying Victoria homes and businesses.
What is Backflow and Why is It Dangerous?
Backflow describes contamination of a drinking system by non-potable water or another substance through a cross connection. Cross connections may be an irrigation system or hot water system, a garden hose hookup, or anything else that impacts your water supply.
Backflow testing and prevention is not a job for amateurs; it is important that this task be performed by a Certified Backflow Prevention Specialist such as Brent Jansen Plumbing & Heating. Because the preventers have many moving parts that could fail, it is important to have your backflow preventers tested annually.
Protect your water supply and your health with regular backflow testing and prevention services from the experts at Brent Jansen Plumbing & Heating. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment.