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Oasis Landscape Services, Inc.

Backflow Testing

What is backflow?

Backflow is the term used to describe when water reverses its flow from its intended direction in a pipeline or plumbing system. Usually, backflow occurs due to broken main lines or the use of hydrants. Backflow assembly systems are designed with an airlock to prevent the dangerous backflow contamination of drinking water in a residential or commercial plumbing system.

Testing for backflow issues requires waterlines to be disabled for a brief time. If water cannot be turned off during regular daytime hours, we offer early morning or weekend appointments.

 

Our backflow prevention program includes these services:

Backflow Preventer Installation • Backflow Preventer Repair • Backflow Preventer Freeze Protection • Compliance Reporting

 

Why test for backflow?

If your residential or commercial property has an irrigation system or there is the possibility of contamination between potable (drinking) and non-potable (irrigation) water, a backflow assembly tested by a certified, trained technician is required.

In Florida, residential properties must be backflow tested every two years, while commercial properties must be tested annually. Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU) and most other city and county electric utility authorities require annual backflow testing for residential and commercial properties.

Residential and commercial tests generally take only 15-30 minutes. Our skilled team of certified technicians has been testing backflow assemblies in Alachua County and the surrounding areas since the regulation was enacted.

Identify the potential for backflow

HOW DOES A BACKFLOW ASSEMBLY WORK?

A backflow assembly is important because most residential irrigation systems share that same water source for our drinking water. A backflow assembly system creates an airlock that prevents water from siphoning back into potable or drinking water.

WHAT ARE COMMON CAUSES OF BACKFLOW?

Broken main lines and water hydrant use are two of the main causes of backflow that create suction on your property’s water supply. Without backflow prevention, contaminated water from your irrigation system can draw back into your potable water system.

RESIDENTIAL BACKFLOW TESTING

Florida residences must test their backflow assembly every 2 years. An average test takes 15 to 30 minutes.

COMMERCIAL BACKFLOW TESTING

Florida business must test their backflow assembly once a year. An average test takes 15 to 30 minutes.

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Gainesville 352.373.9530

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6812 NW 18th Drive

Gainesville, FL 32653

 

3640 SW 7th Street

Ocala, FL 34474 

 

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