Can’t Anybody Install a Backflow Device and just call for an Inspection?
This is a great Question, that we get a lot. Why do I need a plumbing company or irrigation company to install the device? Can’t we do that and just call you to inspect.
There are always exceptions, but the simple answer is No. The Plumbing License Laws and Codes state that Backflow Devices must be installed by licensed plumbers. In Texas, The TCEQ Licensed Irrigator Rules allow Licensed Irrigators to Install Backflow Devices on Irrigation Systems.
Repairs are a different thing. TCEQ Licensed Backflow Prevention Assembly Testers or BPATs are allowed to inspect and repair backflow devices on domestic plumbing and irrigation systems.