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Frequently Asked Questions

Why do Ice Makers need a Backflow Preventer on them, They have internal Air Gaps? RIGHT?

The ice maker alone does not require a Backflow preventer, Until you add a filter to the set up. As we all know, a filter’s function is to isolate all of the contaminants, Lead, Chlorine, etc,. etc.. When the filter is not replaced often enough, it will become a high health hazard. We used to […]

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How to choose which Backflow Preventer is right for you?

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What are you testing? Are you Testing the Pressure?

We are testing the Backflow Prevention Assembly to determine and document whether it is functioning as it should. This is a Pass or Fail Test. If the Backflow Prevention Assembly Fails, it is nothing personal. We are required by the State and local authorities to Inspect and Document what we find. There are several types […]

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Where did you get your training to be a Backflow Inspector?

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Click on the Graphic above to visit BAC-FLO UNLIMITED PLEASE REMEMBER, YOU NEED TO HAVE 2 YEARS OF VERIFIED WATER EXPERIENCE TO BECOME A BACKFLOW PREVENTION ASSEMBLY TECH IN THE STATE OF TEXAS. ONE OF THE YEARS OF EXPERIENCE REQUIRED CAN BE MET WITH COLLEGE AND OR MILITARY SERVICE.

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We don’t have the water connected, can you still Test?

We absolutely can not test a Backflow Prevention Device with out Water! We absolutely can not test a Backflow Prevention Device with out Water! We absolutely can not test a Backflow Prevention Device with out Water! or No!    

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