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RPZ Backflow Testing Services in Plainfield, IL

Backflow devices are required in commercial spaces and various residential areas to prevent dangerous backflows of water throughout the commercial or residential plumbing system. Water backflow in your plumbing system is possible in areas where clean and contaminated water is mixed. Formal annual RPZ Backflow Testing is required to ensure that your clean water supply is not contaminated with harmful bacteria.

Backflow testing in your commercial or residential space will help keep visitors who use the water system safe. Facilities that fail to follow backflow testing guidelines can face disciplinary action.

Our plumbing experts provide a wide range of backflow prevention device repair, installation, and replacement services. Leto Plumbing & Heating can handle all of your RPZ backflow issues right away so call us today!

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What is RPZ Backflow Testing?

An RPZ valve is another name for a backflow device. RPZ is an abbreviation for Reduced Pressure Zone. If the water pressure drops in your building, the RPZ valve opens, dumping water instead of allowing potentially contaminated water to back-flow into the water supply.

Backflow can occur for a variety of reasons. Pressure is maintained in a typical plumbing system to keep clean water flowing into your home or building. This system can fail due to a variety of issues, including frozen pipes, pipe leaks, or unexpectedly high demand. It is also critical to test for backflow during major plumbing system changes, such as a home remodeling.

Although backflow preventers are intended to protect people from contamination, backflow testing is still required to ensure that the system is functioning properly. Our team at Leto Plumbing & Heating can help clients by testing their water supply to see if any contamination is occurring. We can also assist customers in isolating the issue and determining the best course of action.

Importance of RPZ Backflow Testing

Backflow testing ensures that valves are working properly. Many states, including Illinois, require RPZ testing and verification by a certified professional on an annual basis in order to protect not only the building’s water but also the city’s water supply.

Leto Plumbing & Heating performs RPZ testing on a regular basis to assist you in avoiding serious backflow issues and managing the safety of your water supply. Our skilled technicians are RPZ-certified and can test and repair your plumbing system the right way. We are prepared to provide everything from preventative maintenance and diagnosis to repairs and emergency assistance.

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Signs That You Need RPZ Backflow Testing

You expect the water that comes out of your faucet to be clean, clear, have a pleasant taste, and have no odor. However, if you require an RPZ backflow repair, your water will alert you. Contaminated water may appear as follows:

  • Be discolored, brown, yellow, or even pink in color
  • Have a bad Sulphur smell
  • Water flow could be slow and/or interrupted
  • You may visibly see rust particles or sediment in the water
  • The water could have a bad taste
  • Drains could be draining slowly or you notice increased water levels in some drains and decreased water levels in others simultaneously

How Do I Know if my Backflow Preventer is Working?

Backflow testing determines whether or not your backflow preventer is working properly by measuring the pressure of your water as well as other important factors:

Pressure should be measured

If your water pressure fluctuates, it could be a sign that your backflow preventer isn’t working, because higher or fluctuating water pressure indicates that contaminated water is entering your home.

Check the water's quality

Simply testing the quality of your water can tell you if your backflow preventer isn’t working. Contaminants, foul odors, or unhealthy aspects of your water may be caused by a faulty backflow preventer and contamination in your water supply.

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Benefits of Choosing Our RPZ Backflow Testing Services

Plumbing systems are typically designed to maintain a constant level of water pressure and flow. However, if that pressure is reduced and falls, it can cause a serious problem known as backflow.

Because of the low pressure, water flows in the wrong direction, allowing contaminants to enter the water system. RPZ (reduced pressure zone) testing can be used to easily check the pressure in your plumbing system. Contact Leto Plumbing & Heating today for a free estimate on our RPZ testing services to keep you and your family safe.

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