Webster Groves, MO Backflow Testing

Webster Groves, MO backflow testing is vital to the continued health and beauty of your landscape, your Webster Groves community, and your family. When the time for your annual Webster Groves, MO backflow testing approaches, schedule an appointment with the certified irrigation backflow experts at Lawn Sprinklers of St. Louis.

We have spent the last three decades providing Webster Groves, MO families like yours the knowledge, experience, and customer service you value in your sprinkler services such as backflow inspections. Begin today by reaching us online or calling us at 314-450-0342.


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What is Backflow?

If you know nothing else about backflow, know this: you don't want it. The rest you can leave up to us. Backflow is wastewater or sewage that is flowing in the wrong direction - back from where it came. It is literally flowing back towards its source. Backflow can occur anywhere in your plumbing where pipes that are going in opposite directions intersect or cross-connect, and typically happens when there is a drastic change in water pressure, such as a burst pipe.

Your Webster Groves, MO home installed 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 runs next. This is fine for watering your landscape, but this water is less ideal for other uses once it's been sitting under your lawn. Pesticides, fertilizer, and other lawn care chemicals may reach the system, and the sitting water trapped in your pipes becomes a breeding ground for bacteria and mineral buildup.

If there is a sudden change in water pressure, the potentially contaminated water in your sprinkler system could end up finding its way the water source of your kitchen and bathroom taps and showerheads. As you can imagine, 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 potentially cause illnesses that may even become life-threatening.

The Webster Groves, MO Backflow Testing Process

Webster Groves, MO backflow testing should be done any time you suspect there is an issue with your backflow preventer, and at least once a year as a regular annual check-up.

It's good to know what to expect when you schedule your Webster Groves, MO backflow testing service. Our sprinkler experts love to discuss the intricacies of sprinkler systems, plumbing, and our work, but ultimately what you need to be aware of when anticipating a Webster Groves, MO backflow testing appointment is that your water will have to be shut off. Our visit to your property for backflow testing is generally unobtrusive to 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, expect a brief 20 to 30-minute visit. The focus will be on the device known as a backflow preventer. A backflow preventer is an essential component to any plumbing system, including your Webster Groves sprinkler system. It is the mechanism that keeps you safe from the risk of dirty water flowing into your home.

When our licensed technicians arrive at your Webster Groves property to perform backflow testing, they perform tests and observe your backflow preventer and the flow of water to make sure that the backflow preventer is functioning as it should. Specifically, they will:

  • Verify that the check valves on your backflow preventer are properly functioning to prevent backflow.
  • Ensure that air ports work correctly, openning completely when necessary.
  • Check that the relief valves open before the pressure at the check valve reaches less than 2 psl 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 sprinkler experts at Lawn Sprinklers of St. Louis, you don't need to understand your sprinkler system or identify its parts. Our technicians have an extensive history of providing the highest level of service in Webster Groves, MO lawn sprinkler installations, inspections, and repairs. Our dedicated service members are equipped with in-depth training and industry-approved equipment to perform safe and effective backflow testing.

Why You Need Backflow Testing in Webster Groves, MO

  • It is required
  • It keeps us safe
  • It makes repairs easier

In Webster Groves, MO, as in most places, homeowners with installed sprinkler systems are required to have regular backflow testing done. The Department of Natural Resources states that 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. Contact a licenced Webster Groves, MO backflow testing professional like the technicians at Lawn Sprinklers of St. Louis. We will take care of the rest and ensure you are in compliance.

Your backflow preventer is vital to your water system. A lot is riding on its performance, including the health and safety of you and your family. Problems with backflow can arise from seemingly minor occurrences, such as a difference in water pressure caused by different volumes of usage between neighbors, as well as much more severe instances of disfunction such as a water main break. Even minor contaminants or a small amount of contaminated backflowwater are a serious risk to your health. Backflow testing prevents these issues from taking hold and catches malfunctions in your preventer before a problem occurs.

The certified backflow testers of Lawn Sprinklers of St. Louis are well-versed in backflow testing as well as all other types of lawn sprinkler and irrigation maintenance and repair. When we visit your Webster Groves property for backflow testing, we will also make you aware of any other problems that call for repairs or parts replacements. Because we are a full-service lawn sprinkler company, we make it simple for you to schedule follow-up service or even take care of the problem then and there.

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Backflow testing is your responsibility to your 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 most qualified. For more than thirty years, the Lawn Sprinklers of St. Louis team has been providing backflow testing and other sprinkler maintenance and installation services to keep Webster Groves and Greater St. Louis residents and their properties safe. We are dedicated to offering thorough, knowledgeable service for your annual backflow testing. Schedule your backflow testing appointment today by reaching us online or giving us a call at 314-450-0342.