No matter where you live in the DMV, there are state and federal regulations in place to protect your drinking water. The most common is the enforcement of Backflow Prevention, which prevents contaminants from entering the drinking water supply.
Backflow Prevention inspections are required annually by a licensed and approved backflow prevention contractor. If you are a property owner, manager, or facilities maintenance service provider, you are responsible for ensuring that backflow preventers are installed correctly, and that information is reported to the local authority.
If not, you could be subject to fines and penalties. In most cases, if you are responsible for a cross-connection and a backflow event occurs you could be liable for the resultant property damage, sickness, or death.
Yes, it can be that serious.
Tips for protecting your home or business from cross-connections:
If you are due for your annual Backflow Prevention test, call the commercial plumbing experts at Vito Services! Our certified backflow technicians have the equipment required to administer backflow prevention tests and are licensed to rebuild or replace them as required.
Vito Services is an approved contractor in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC. After we test your Backflow preventer, we will submit the results to your local governing authority (including the WSSC in Maryland, and DC Water in the District). Vito can also put you on a schedule to remind you of your annual backflow test to ensure that you remain compliant each following year.
To schedule your Backflow Prevention test Contact Vito Services Today!