RPZ testing is a type of backflow prevention testing that is required for many homes and businesses. Backflow can occur when water flows backwards through a pipe, which can contaminate the water supply. RPZ testing helps to ensure that the backflow preventer is working properly and preventing contamination.
Types of Backflow
Back-siphonage: This occurs when the pressure in the water supply drops below the pressure in the water being used. This can happen when a fire hydrant is opened or when there is a loss of water pressure in the system.
Backpressure: This occurs when the pressure in the water being used is greater than the pressure in the water supply. This can happen when a pump is used or when there is a blockage in the water supply.
RPZ testing can help to prevent both back-siphonage and backpressure. An RPZ valve is a device that allows water to flow in one direction only. If water tries to flow backwards, the valve closes and prevents contamination.
RPZ testing is required by many municipalities. The frequency of testing varies depending on the location and the type of backflow preventer. In some cases, testing is required annually. Bredahl Plumbing Inc. is a local plumbing company that specializes in RPZ testing. We have the expertise and experience to test your backflow preventer properly and ensure that it is working properly. If you are required to have your backflow preventer tested, contact Bredahl Plumbing Inc. today. We’ll schedule a time to come to your home or business and test your backflow preventer. We’ll also provide you with a written report of the test results.
Benefits of RPZ Testing
It helps to protect your water supply from contamination.
It can help to prevent costly repairs to your plumbing system.
It can help to avoid fines from local authorities.
If you are concerned about the safety of your water supply, or if you are required to have your backflow preventer tested, contact Bredahl Plumbing Inc. today. We’ll help you keep your water supply safe and clean.