Bolingbrook Backflow Testing

Bolingbrook Backflow Testing

If you are a Bolingbrook business or resident, backflow testing is required by the Village in order to ensure the safety of your drinking water. Teaming up with Chicago Backflow Inc. is an easy and effective way to make sure your water is clean and safe. whether you have a single backflow device or hundreds, our team of specialists can tailor a plan that fits your needs perfectly. With over 40 years of experience servicing Bolingbrook and the surrounding Chicagoland area, you can count on us for all your commercial or residential backflow testing and repair needs. Give us a call today at 630.276.7070 to get started and take advantage of our new customer deal!

Certified Bolingbrook Inspectors

CCCDI certified inspector for Chicago Backflow

Pete Rodriguez has been testing backflows with us for 7 years.

Trusted Backflow Testing in Bolingbrook

We have been helping keep not only Bolingbrook, but all of Chicagoland’s drinking water safe and clean with our superb team at home and on the road. Our business is spearheaded by our team of inspectors. We only employ the best in the business and they are licensed to install, test, repair and maintain backflow devices, and most have been doing so with us for years. We have a team of people in house to answer any questions you may have in person, and ensure that your cross connections / backflow devices are kept track of and up to code! CBI is the leading provider of backflow services, big or small, our team is passionate about providing Bolingbrook with the best backflow service possible so everyone can have clean water without worry.

What Is Backflow Testing?

Bolingbrook’s backflow testing is needed for a number of reasons. In order for the Village to be able to officially recognize the device it has to be tested to confirm that it is in working order and able to protect your water. Under normal circumstances our water system is pressurized and flows in only one direction so nothing potentially harmful can be introduced into the water supply. If a backflow device was malfunctioning during an event where a large change in pressure acts on the Village’s water supply, any chemicals or waste downstream from the backflow valve could start getting sucked back up into the potable water supply. This could happen if a device is too rusted, debris blocks a valve, it has been tampered with or a number of other possibilities. During a backflow test our inspectors will open the device so they can check for debris, rust, or other issues. They will test the chambers and can also test emergency release functions of the pieces. Bolingbrook residents that have a backflow device could need testing every year or every other year by a licensed professional and have their results sent to the Village to ensure they are working.

What Is A Cross Connection?

Cross connections are potential or actual connections between two separate water systems, most likely occurring on potable water lines, with another water line of varying quality or chemicals. This can come in the form of an incorrect connection on a pipe somewhere, or a low hanging faucet or hose with the potential for liquid to come in contact with the end. A cross connection becomes hazardous when there is no backflow device and a drop in pressure effects the water system. Bolingbrook enforces backflow testing regularly to prevent catastrophes from happening that could result in serious health problems and costly accidents for everyone involved.

Do you need to schedule your annual backflow test or need to have one installed? Call or set up an appointment today!


Where Are Backflow Preventers Installed?

The backflow preventer is a valve that closes automatically whenever there is a change in pressure. Once the valve is closed, sewage cannot continue to flow oppositely. Instead, it is diverted, preventing cross-contamination. Bolingbrook has restaurants, shops, hotels, and residential properties that could have backflow preventers installed and need annual testing.

How Can Private Residences Prevent Backflows? 

Cross connections can occur when a connection to a water pipeline is made improperly to another source of water, chemical or waste source. A simple example of this is a garden hose sitting in a bucket of soapy water. If a drop in pressure were to occur the hose would suck up the soap and it would be taken back into the potable water supply. To prevent this, be mindful of any faucets that may sit below the highest level of a sink, or any garden hoses that may be left submerged.

Are Backflow Prevention Devices Necessary?

The most common instance of a homeowner needing backflow testing in Bolingbrook is an extensive irrigation or fire suppression system. Business owners should be aware of any backflow devices on their property and how often they need to have them tested. We can even help you identify any backflow devices on your property if needed as well!