Barrington Backflow Testing
Barrington Backflow Testing
If you are a City of Barrington resident, backflow testing is required by the City in order to ensure the safety of your drinking water. Partnering with Chicago Backflow Inc. is an easy way to guarantee your drinking water is clean and safe. whether you have a hundred backflow devices, one or aren’t sure of your situation, our team of specialists can tailor a plan that fits your needs perfectly. If you’re looking for reliable backflow testing and repair services in Barrington, look no further than CBI. We’ve been serving the Barrington/Chicagoland area for over 40 years, and we’re dedicated to providing our customers with the best possible service.
Certified Barrington Inspectors
Ryan Harrison has been testing backflows with us for 7 years.
Ed Hayes has been testing backflows with us for 2 years.
Reliable Backflow Testing in Barrington
Barrington residents know that they can trust in CBI’s backflow testing service to keep their water supply safe and clean. Our inspectors are the best in the business, and they get the job done right, the first time. In addition to backflow testing, keeping your backflow device up to code could include repair, certification or a new installation. We can do all these for a low price! If you’re looking for reliable backflow testing or more in Barrington, look no further than CBI. With years of experience, our team are pros when it comes to protecting the public water supply and keeping your property in good standing.
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Where Are Backflow Preventers Installed?
Backflow preventers are installed on the main water line. The backflow preventer is a valve that closes automatically whenever there is a change in pressure. Once the valve is closed, water cannot continue to flow oppositely. Instead, it is diverted, preventing cross-contamination. Barrington has hundreds of businesses and residents, possessing one or multiple backflow preventers that need annual testing!
How Can Private Residences Prevent Backflows?
Frequently, backflow is the result of uncontrollable forces. As someone who drinks water in the City of Barrington, it is important to be aware of cross-connection hazards and how to prevent them. Cross-connections can occur when there is a connection between the potable (drinking) water system and a non-potable water source. This can happen when you submerge a hose in soapy water buckets, pet watering containers, pools, tubs, sinks, drains or any other container of liquid that does or could have contained chemicals. If a drop in water pressure occurs the contents that the end of the hose is in will be sucked up into the village’s water supply.
Are Backflow Prevention Devices Necessary?
In most places, backflow preventers are not required for individual residential properties. The backflow device would be located further down the water main and be for the entire neighborhood or apartment complex. However, Barrington may mandate you to install a device and maintain annual backflow testing if your home has an irrigation system. Most water purveyors in the United States mandate backflow preventer installations and annual testing for commercial, industrial, and residential plumbing systems. If you are a business owner you should have to be keeping up to code with your local laws. Want to learn more about backflow or what services we could help you with? Visit our Learn More page.