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Backflow Prevention & Testing in Boise, ID

Green Keeper Landscaping is your source for excellent backflow prevention & testing in Boise, ID.

What is Backflow?

Backflow is the undesirable reversal of the flow of water from its original direction in pipes and plumbing systems. There are two main causes of backflow problems; back-siphonage and back-pressure.

Back-siphonage is where a partial vacuum, or negative pressure, is created in a cross-connection of your pipes drawing water from a contaminated source into a potable water supply. Back-pressure is caused from positive pressure that is greater then the pressure on the potable water system causing a backflow of water.

Backflow Prevention Device

A backflow prevention device is a used to protect your pipelines from accidental mixing of untreated irrigation water and your drinking water. Most states require irrigation systems to have a backflow prevention device and require annual testing to make sure it is working correctly. Failing to comply may lead to discontinuation of water service from your local utility company. Depending on your set-up there are several methods to prevent backflow from happening to you. Call Greenkeeper Landscape today to discuss the best option for you.

Backflow Testing

The mechanical device used as a backflow preventer, like any mechanical device, has the ability to fail. Having your system tested to make sure this device is working is not only required in many states, but is a good way to prevent problems in the future. It’s a simple process where a technician will connect a test kit to the device to verify it’s functioning correctly. Greenkeeper Landscape is able to test, maintain, repair and replace any backflow prevention device or problem.