Backflow Testing & Repair

Why test your backflow

Federal and state law requires that backflow prevention devices be tested annually to ensure they are functioning properly. The reason for this is that when water flows backwards through the backflow preventer, the public drinking water source may become contaminated. The purpose of the backflow prevention device is to prevent this backwards water flow, but occasionally these devices fail. In order to keep drinking water clean and free of contaminants, the law states that the backflow device must be tested annually by a licensed backflow tester.

What causes backflow

Backflow occurs when there is a pressure drop in the water system. Most of the time, the homeowner is unaware of when this happens, such as when there is a mainline break or when a garden hose is submerged in a swimming pool when filling it up, or when connecting the hose to a bug spray or weed spray. When these things happen, pressure changes lead to a reverse flow of water. When the backflow device is working correctly, it doesn’t allow the water to flow back through the device; it keeps the water flowing in only one direction.

Turfco has licensed backflow testers on staff

Please give us a call and we would be happy to schedule your backflow test. Here are our rates and areas we service:

Rigby, Idaho Falls, Shelley, Firth, Blackfoot, Fort Hall, Chubbuck, Pocatello: $89.00

The test usually takes less than an hour. We may need to turn off your water for a short period of time. Hopefully, we find that the backflow device is functioning properly, but if it is not we will let you know what is needed to get it repaired as economically as possible.

Who we are

In addition to providing certified backflow testing services for residential and commercial properties of Eastern Idaho, Turfco offers lawn care, weed control, fertilizing, ground sterilants, and pest control applications including tree spraying and foundation treatments to control spiders and insects. We have been in business since 2008 and employ about 40 people. Our goal at Turfco is to be as responsive as possible to each person we interact with. To us, this means we will respond quickly and happily to your concerns and communicate with you compassionately throughout the process of serving you. We look forward to helping you with your irrigation, lawn care, and pest control needs. Feel free to give us a call at any time.

We can do residential backflow testing as well as larger commercial buildings, schools, and government facilities. No backflow device is too big or too small for our skilled technicians.