The State of North Carolina requires annual backflow testing to prevent the contamination of our public water supply. Schedule your irrigation system’s backflow test today with Barefoot Lawn Care.
What is Backflow Testing?
Backflow testing is a plumbing process that ensures that contaminated water doesn’t flow back into a public water supply. Backflow occurs when contaminated water reverses its flow and contaminates clean water lines, usually caused by a change in water pressure.
An irrigation backflow preventer utilizes devices like check valves that reduce the chance that backflow occurs. For irrigation applications, this means that your water flow will stop if there’s a problem detected with your sprinkler system.
North Carolina’s Backflow Requirements
The State of North Carolina requires that backflow prevention assemblies be installed on all cross-connections to help keep our water supply safe. These assemblies must be tested and certified every year to ensure they work properly.
Our team will test your irrigation backflow to ensure that the system complies with city and industry standards. After the test is completed, we’ll handle filing paperwork to the appropriate authority. If any problems are detected during the test, we’ll work with you to address necessary repairs.