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Irrigation System Backflow Testing in Independence, MO

Backflow testing will ensure the water in your irrigation system is safe.

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We offer backflow testing in Independence, Gladstone, North Kansas City, MO and throughout the surrounding areas.

Sign up for backflow testing to meet the state requirements and to make sure that your water isn't contaminated.

Backflow testing is an important test that needs to be performed every year. This is not only required by law in the state of Missouri but it also should be done to ensure your water supply is not contaminated. At Sam's Turf Care, we have a team of certified professionals who perform our backflow testing service and will be able to identify if there are any problems with your system. We also recommend pairing this test with our irrigation start-up service to ensure your sprinkler system is ready to go for the spring. We offer our services to property owners in Independence, Gladstone, North Kansas City, MO, and the surrounding areas.

What does our backflow testing process involve?

Leaking irrigation pipe at a home near Independence, MO.

When you sign up for our backflow testing service, we will come out to your property to inspect your backflow prevention device. These are installed onto a water pipe and only allow for water to flow in one direction. During our process, we will check this device to make sure that the seals on it are strong. If they aren't, we will replace them with new seals. We will then perform a test to make sure that the backflow prevention device is operating correctly. If it isn't, we will replace it to make sure that the water flowing through your irrigation system is safe.

Our irrigation technicians are certified and will promptly catch and fix any issues with your backflow prevention device.

Why is backflow testing so important?

Backflow testing is very important because if your backflow prevention device isn't working properly, the drinking water inside your home or business could become contaminated. Backflow occurs for many different reasons including line breaks, frozen pipes, and large amounts of water being used at once (such as an open fire hydrant). If these things happen and your backflow prevention device isn't working properly, your water supply could become contaminated with:

  • Fertilizers
  • Pesticides
  • Human waste
  • Chlorine from pools
  • Soap from sinks, dishwashers, and showers
  • And more

Pair Our Backflow Testing Service With Our Start-Up Irrigation Service

When you have us come out to your property to perform our backflow testing service, you should have us perform our start-up irrigation service as well. This service involves us performing a number of tasks to ensure that your irrigation system is ready to take on the spring and summer seasons. This is important because your irrigation system hasn't been running over the winter, so there could be some issues with it when it's time to start it up again. Our irrigation start-up process includes:

  • Slowly opening the main water valve so that it fills with water without bursting the pipe
  • Checking the valve box for any signs of leaks or damage
  • Making sure that all the valves and drains are connected
  • Checking the sprinkler system controller to make sure it is functioning correctly
  • Looking for any signs of low water pressure
  • Inspecting sprinkler heads for any signs of damage
  • Cleaning off the weather sensors
  • Programming the controller to your desired watering schedule

Give us a call today to sign up for our backflow testing service.

Irrigation system sprinklers watering a large yard in Blue Springs, MO.

Ensure your water is safe and that your sprinkler system is operating properly by signing up for our backflow testing service and start-up irrigation service. Call us today at (816) 886-1121 to schedule! We have the team, certifications, and experience to get the job done right. We've proudly been serving property owners in Independence, Gladstone, North Kansas City, MO and throughout the surrounding areas since 1985 and we look forward to adding you to our list of satisfied customers.

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