Chicago Backflow Testing
Chicago Backflow Testing
If you are a City of Chicago 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, hundreds or are not sure of your situation, our team of specialists can tailor a plan to fit your needs. With over 40 years of experience servicing the City of Chicago 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 708.389.5600 to get started!
Certified Chicago Inspectors
Jack Chambers has been testing backflows with us for 9 years.
Jeff Witek has been testing backflows with us for 1 year.
Genaro Martinez has been testing backflows with us for 1 year.
Trusted Backflow Testing in Chicago
Residents of Chicago know that they can rely on our backflow testing service to keep their water supply safe and clean. Our inspectors are the best in the business, and we are available 24/7 to answer any questions or concerns you may have. In addition to backflow testing, we also offer a variety of other services to help keep your cross connection up to code including installation, certification and repair. If you are looking for reliable backflow services in Chicago, look no further than CBI. With years of experience, our team is passionate about protecting the public water supply and keeping your property in good hands.
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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. Chicago has thousands of businesses and residents, each possessing one or multiple backflow preventers that need annual backflow testing!
How Can Private Residences Prevent Backflows?
Frequently, backflow is the result of uncontrollable forces. As someone who drinks water in the City of Chicago, 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 City’s water supply.
Are Backflow Prevention Devices Necessary?
In most places, backflow preventers are not required for all individual residential properties. The backflow device would be located further down the water main and be for the entire neighborhood or apartment complex. However, Chicago 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 properties. 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.