How to Remain in Compliance With Backflow Prevention Laws

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There are so many laws that you have to remain in compliance with as a business owner. No matter what type of business you have, there are laws governing all aspects of your work. This includes your plumbing! That’s right…there are laws pertaining to your plumbing that you must follow or face a fine.

If you don’t know about these laws, don’t worry! At Apollo Drain, we can help you make sure that you are in compliance with the backflow prevention laws in your area.

What is Backflow?

Backflow occurs when water flows backward down your pipes and re-enters that main water supply. When this occurs, the water can carry all kinds of contaminants with it. Contaminants can be physical, chemical, biological, or radiological.

Water contamination can cause all sorts of problems, from poisoning to illness and more. If your business is caught contaminating the water, you can be held liable for all sorts of damages on top of the fines you’ll pay to the government. Backflow is definitely a problem you want to avoid if at all possible.

What Laws Do I Need to Know About?

In Washington and Oregon, businesses are required to have backflow prevention assemblies in place and to have them tested once a year. If you do not have both the device and the testing, you may face fines and other consequences.

How Do I Make Sure I’m in Compliance?

Call us at Apollo Drain today! We’ll send out a Licensed Certified Plumber to perform your Backflow Testing. If everything is working, we’ll get you what you need to demonstrate that you had the testing done.

If your backflow device is not working properly, we’ll work with you to get it fixed fast. We’ll perform the repair quickly and efficiently so that you don’t have to worry about contaminating the water anymore. If you need a new backflow device, we’ll install one with our Backflow Assembly Kit. This has everything you need to be in compliance with the law and make sure you’re keeping people safe.

Contact us at Apollo Drain if you need to schedule backflow testing, if you have concerns about how your backflow device is working, or if you have questions about how the laws mentioned above affect your particular business. We’ll get you the solutions you need fast so you can get back to work soon!

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