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RPZ Backflow Testing

The water you drink or use in your home should always be contamination-free. If it’s not, your health and your family’s health would be affected. Water-supply companies take several steps to ensure that the supply isn’t corrupted by the contaminants present in the surrounding areas and an RPZ is one such installation. The Reduced Pressure Zone preventer stops backflow that can be caused due to a drop of pressure in the mains.

When the pressure drops, the vacuum created, pulls the contaminated water from the surrounding systems, and that can impact the quality of the water entering the home. The RPZ valve prevents this from happening; it opens and deposits water into the system. This stabilizes the pressure and doesn’t allow the potentially contaminated water to enter your drinking water system.

This valve is present in every home or commercial building in Buffalo, Monteticello, Elk River, Ramsey, Waconia, and Champlin. At Right Mark, we’ve also tested, repaired, and installed these valves in Saint Michael, Mound, Maple Grove, Plymouth, and Anoka.

Testing RPZ Valves

According to the law, an RPZ valve must be tested once a year and it needs to be done by a licensed plumber. It’s your responsibility to ensure that the valve functions well at all times. Testing is easy and doesn’t take too much time.

The certified plumber will test the entire RPZ backflow assembly to ensure it’s in a working condition, and that it will open as soon as it detects a drop in pressure. Once the testing is complete and the system is declared sound, we will provide a certificate to the city stating that the backflow system works well.

Repairing the RPZ System

It the testing shows that the system isn’t responding well to pressure drops in the mains, we will immediately suggest that it be repaired. It’s never a good idea to let this problem linger because almost anything can trigger a pressure drop in the mains, including water leaks, hydrant flushing, water main break, etc. You can’t really predict when the pressure will drop.

Your health would be at risk if the contaminants enter your water system. You will also have to flush and clean the entire system before you can use it again. We have several years of experience in backflow valve repairs and will ensure it is working efficiently once again. We handle repairs quickly and our rates are reasonable. So you don’t need to hesitate to hire our services.

Installation of the RPZ System

If your RPZ is too damaged or you don’t have one, you would need to install a new system. According to the law, every home or building must have an RPZ assembly on their system; you will face penalties if you don’t. We can install the assembly for you in no time and at reasonable rates so don’t hesitate to give us a call.

We at Right Mark will be happy to answer any questions you might have about backflow testing or our other services. Feel free to give us a call at 952 758 6237 or 952 PLUMBER. You can also get in touch with us via our contact us form. We’ll reply as soon as possible.