Backflow Test Results

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.