Backflow Test Results
- Backflows fail for a number of reasons
- Main reason for failure is because of mechanical failure
The largest mechanical failure is because the Poppet valve fails.
- The Poppet valve is a one way valve mechanism that prevents contaminated water from entering your local drinking water supply.
- It is in most cases, these poppet valves are made of plastic and open and shut thousands of times in their lifespan.
- Thus the need to annually inspect and test backflow valves.