Backflow Testing Brentwood, MO
Backflow testing in Brentwood, MO. Backflow testing is vital to maintaining the health and beauty of your landscape, your Brentwood neighborhood, and your family. When it's time for your annual Brentwood, MO backflow testing appointment, it is the perfect time to contact the certified irrigation backflow experts at Lawn Sprinklers of St. Louis.
We have spent the last four decades providing Brentwood, MO families like yours with knowledgeable and friendly sprinkler services such as backflow inspections. Schedule your appointment in Brentwood, MO today by connecting with us online or by calling us at 314-450-0342.
What is Backflow in Brentwood, MO?
The fundamental takeaway on backflow is this -- it's certainly not good. We will worry about the rest. Backflow is unsanitary water or wastewater that is flowing in the wrong direction -- back from where it came. It is literally flowing back towards its source. It's a problem that can occur anywhere in your plumbing where pipes that are carrying water flowing in opposing directions intersect or cross-connect, and typically happens when there is an extreme change in water pressure, such as a burst pipe in Brentwood, MO.
Your Brentwood, MO sprinkler system includes a system of underground pipes laid strategically throughout your property. Between uses of your sprinkler system, water sits in these pipes, ready to eject when the sprinkler system runs next. This is adequate for watering your landscape, but this water becomes less desirable for other uses as it sits underground. The sitting water trapped in your pipes becomes a hot spot for bacteria, minerals, or chemicals to build up, such as:
- Chlorine from spas/pools
- Human waste
- Soap and residue from dishwashers/sinks/showers
When a change in pressure occurs, you are in danger of contaminated water from your Brentwood, MO sprinkler system finding its way the water source of your kitchen and bathroom taps and showerheads. As you can figure, backflow is not safe for using or consuming. Mineral-heavy water can damage your home, give your tap water a bad taste, irritate your skin, and perhaps cause illnesses that can even become life-threatening.
What Causes Backflow Situations in Brentwood, MO?
Water naturally wants to move from an area with high pressure to an area of low pressure. The issue of backflow may occur in Brentwood, MO, if:
- The water pressure in the line is lowered
- There is a leak in the water line
- A large amount of water is being used, such as the amount needed for extinguishing a fire
- The sprinkler system is not installed correctly, causing back-pressure from pump
What is the Backflow Testing Process in Brentwood, MO?
Backflow testing needs to be completed any time you suspect there is a problem with your backflow preventer in Brentwood, MO, and at least annually as a routine check-up. Your backflow preventer is a device that ensures water can only flow in one direction. Sprinkler backflow inspections are pivotal in ensuring that the water in your sprinkler system is not getting into the water that is used inside your Brentwood, MO house.
When you book an appointment Lawn Sprinklers of St. Louis for Brentwood, MO backflow inspection, you will want to know what to expect. Our lawn care specialists love to discuss the intricacies of sprinkler systems, plumbing, and our work, but ultimately what you need to be aware of in preparation for a Brentwood, MO backflow testing appointment is that your water will have to be shut off. It is a relatively painless process for you as a homeowner, as long as you make the necessary arrangements or adjustments in your schedule to account for the brief length of time when you won't have access to your water supply.
When you schedule professional backflow testing with a licensed lawn sprinkler servicer like Lawn Sprinklers of St. Louis in Brentwood, MO, expect a brief 20 to 30-minute visit. When our licensed technicians arrive at your Brentwood property to perform backflow testing, we will conduct tests and observe your backflow preventer and the flow of water to make sure that the backflow preventer is doing its job. Specifically, they will:
- Verify that the check valves on your backflow preventer are preventing backflow like they are supposed to.
- Ensure that all ports work correctly, opening completely when necessary.
- Check that the relief valves open when they should -- before the pressure at the check valve reaches less than 2 psi below the pressure at the inlet device.
If this all sounds foreign to you, no need to worry. When you count on the professional services of the backflow experts at Lawn Sprinklers of St. Louis, you don't need to understand your irrigation system or identify its parts. Our technicians have years of experience providing exceptional service in Brentwood, MO lawn sprinkler installations, inspections, and repairs. Our dedicated service members are equipped with extensive training and industry-approved equipment to perform safe and effective backflow testing throughout the Brentwood, MO area.
Why Do I Need Backflow Testing in Brentwood, MO?
In Brentwood, MO and throughout Missouri, as is the case in most states, homeowners with installed sprinkler systems are required to have regular backflow testing done. According to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, as well as St. Louis County ordinance, anyone with an irrigation system must have their backflow testing done annually by a certified backflow testing professional. You will receive a notice from your municipality when your annual backflow testing is due. No need to worry though, Lawn Sprinklers of St. Louis follows all applicable guidelines for Brentwood, MO home and property owners, and can even file the paperwork.
Reach out to a licensed backflow testing professional at Lawn Sprinklers of St. Louis today or call us at 314-450-0342.
In addition to backflow testing for our Brentwood, MO neighbors, Lawn Sprinklers of St. Louis provides the following professional lawn care services throughout the Brentwood, MO and St. Louis areas:
- Licensed Backflow Tester Near Me
- Local Lawn Care
- Irrigation Companies
- Winterize Sprinkler System
- Lawn Fertilizer Service Near Me
- Lawn Aeration Near Me
- Sprinkler System Installation
- Outdoor Landscape Lighting
- Spring Lawn Care
- Sprinkler System Startup
How Crucial is Backflow Testing to My Family and Property in Brentwood, MO?
Your Brentwood, MO backflow preventer has an enormously important job. A lot is riding on its performance, including the health and safety of you and your family. Complications with backflow can occur from seemingly minor occurrences, such as a pressure differential caused by different volumes of usage between neighbors, and much more severe issues such as a water main break. Even minor contaminants or a small amount of contaminated backflowwater can pose a major risk to your health. Backflow testing prevents these issues from taking hold and detects malfunctions in your preventer before a problem occurs.
Lawn Sprinklers of St. Louis banks on these trustworthy backflow preventers for our clients in the Brentwood, MO area:
The certified backflow testers of Lawn Sprinklers of St. Louis are as familiar with backflow testing as they are with all other types of lawn sprinkler and irrigation maintenance and repair. Since we are a full-service lawn sprinkler company, when we are already on your Brentwood, MO property for backflow testing, it's easy to schedule follow-up service or possibly even for us to take care of the problem then and there.
Reach Out to the Leader in Brentwood, MO Backflow Testing | Lawn Sprinklers of St Louis
Backflow testing is your responsibility to your Brentwood community as well as to yourself, your family, and your property. It is also your legal obligation. It's an essential service that should be left to the professionals. For more than thirty years, the Lawn Sprinklers of St. Louis team has been providing backflow testing and other lawn care services to keep Brentwood and Greater St. Louis residents and their properties safe. We are dedicated to providing thorough, knowledgeable service for your annual backflow testing.