Backflow Testing Town and Country, MO
Backflow testing in Town and Country, MO. Backflow testing is an essential service in the continued health and well-being of your landscape, your Town and Country community, and your family. When it's time for your annual Town and Country, MO backflow testing appointment, it is the perfect time to contact the certified irrigation backflow experts at Lawn Sprinklers of St. Louis.
For more than 30 years, we have been dedicated to providing Town and Country, MO families like yours with knowledgeable and friendly sprinkler services such as backflow inspections. Schedule your appointment in Town and Country, MO today by connecting with us online or by calling us at 314-450-0342.
What is Backflow in Town and Country, MO?
If you know nothing else about backflow, know this -- it's certainly not good. The rest you can leave up to us. Backflow is unsanitary water or wastewater that is flowing in the opposite 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 going in opposite directions intersect or cross-connect, and typically happens when there is an extreme change in water pressure, such as a burst pipe in Town and Country, MO.
Your Town and Country, MO sprinkler system includes a system of underground pipes laid strategically throughout your property. Between each time you use your sprinkler system, water sits in these pipes, ready to eject when the sprinkler system is turned on. This is adequate for watering your landscape, but this sitting water becomes less desirable for other uses as it sits underground. Water that sits stagnant in these 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 Town and Country, MO sprinkler system entering the water source of your kitchen and bathroom taps and showerheads. As you can imagine, backflow is unsavory at best and a severe health hazard at worst. Mineral-heavy water can damage your home, give your tap water a bad taste, irritate your skin, and potentially cause illnesses that may even become life-threatening.
What Causes Backflow Situations in Town and Country, MO?
Water naturally wants to flow downhill – moving from an area of high levels to an area of low levels. The issue of backflow can occur in Town and Country, 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 necessary for extinguishing a fire
- The sprinkler system is not installed properly, causing back-pressure from pump
What is the Backflow Testing Process in Town and Country, MO?
Backflow testing needs to be accomplished any time you suspect there is an issue with your backflow preventer in Town and Country, MO, and at least once a year as a scheduled check-up. Your backflow preventer is a device that ensures water can only flow in one direction. Sprinkler backflow inspections are critical in ensuring that the water in your sprinkler system isn’t getting into the water that is used inside your Town and Country, MO house.
It's good to know what to expect when you schedule your Town and Country, MO backflow inspection with Lawn Sprinklers of St.Louis. 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 when anticipating a Town and Country, 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 short visit during which your water supply will be turned off.
A professional backflow testing service call from your licensed lawn sprinkler company, Lawn Sprinklers of St Louis, will take only 20 to 30 minutes on average in Town and Country, MO. When our licensed technicians arrive at your Town and Country property to perform backflow testing, we will conduct tests and observe your backflow preventer and the flow of water to be certain 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 before the pressure at the check valve reaches less than 2 psi below the pressure at the inlet device.
Don't worry about grasping the concepts of your backflow preventer in depth. When you count on the professional services of the backflow experts at Lawn Sprinklers of St. Louis, there is no need for you to sweat the details. Our technicians have decades of experience providing exceptional service in Town and Country, MO lawn sprinkler installations, inspections, and repairs. We equip our staff with the extensive training and industry-approved equipment to perform safe and effective backflow testing throughout the Town and Country, MO area.
Why Do I Need Backflow Testing in Town and Country, MO?
In Town and Country, 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. Your local municipality will send you notice when your annual backflow testing is due. No need to worry though, Lawn Sprinklers of St. Louis follows all applicable guidelines for Town and Country, MO home and property owners, and can even file the paperwork.
In addition to backflow testing for our Town and Country, MO neighbors, Lawn Sprinklers of St. Louis provides the following professional lawn care services throughout the Town and Country, 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 Vital is Backflow Testing to My Family and Neighborhood in Town and Country, MO?
Your Town and Country, MO backflow preventer has an enormously important job. Its performance is responsible for a lot, including the health and safety of you and your family. Problems with backflow can occur from seemingly minor occurrences, such as a difference in water pressure caused by different volumes of usage between neighbors, and much more major issues such as a water main break. Even minor contaminants or a small amount of contaminated backflowwater are a significant risk to your health. Backflow testing prevents these issues from taking hold and detects weaknesses in your preventer before a problem occurs.
Lawn Sprinklers of St. Louis relies on these trustworthy backflow preventers for our clients in the Town and Country, 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 on your Town and Country, 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 Town and Country, MO Backflow Testing | Lawn Sprinklers of St Louis
Backflow testing is your responsibility to your Town and Country community as well as to yourself, your family, and your property. It is also required by law. It's an essential service that should be left to the experts. For more than thirty years, the Lawn Sprinklers of St. Louis team has been providing backflow testing and other lawn care services to keep Town and Country and Greater St. Louis residents and their properties safe. We are committed to offering thorough, knowledgeable service for your annual backflow testing.