Backflow Testing in Illinois
Crafton Plumbing is a full service commercial and residential plumbing contractor specializing in backflow testing and cross connection control. Back flow testing is an important part of maintaining a properly functioning backflow prevention device. The backflow prevention device protects water supplies from contamination and pollution.
We hold a Cross Connection Inspector Certification for the state of Illinois and can test, certify, install and repair your existing backflow prevention devices.
What is backflow?
Backflow is the undesirable reversal of the flow of water from its intended direction in any pipeline or plumbing system. Backflow is dangerous because it can allow drinking water in plumbing systems to become contaminated and unusable.
What is a backflow preventer?
Backflow preventers are mechanical plumbing devices installed in a plumbing system to prevent water from flowing backward in the system. A properly installed, tested and maintained backflow preventer at the service entrance to a building or property can reliably prevent the backflow of water of an unknown quality from flowing back into the community water system.
Cross Connection Defined
Any pipe, valve, fixture, etc., in a drinking water plumbing system that may allow the drinking water within the system to become contaminated or questionable in quality. Cross connections can either be eliminated or protected by an air gap or mechanical backflow preventer.