One of C3’s secret sauces is turning out backflow test results on specific PDF forms. When that clean PDF with your test results and repairs is generated right after you test your device, we’ve cut that time out for you of needing to fill out yet another form via paper and pen. Because I’ve personally been involved in setting up plenty of backflow report forms to be used by our customers, I’m seen some nutty forms, especially when it comes to repairs!
This has to be the aspect of forms that strikes me as incredibly tedious: repair fields. I don’t mean performing the cleaning or repair work on the backflow prevention device – but the recording of it on paper forms. Those tiny boxes can be infuriating! What about those “describe” fields that are just big enough for two words? I don’t get it. How are you supposed to fit anything in there if you’re hand-writing the forms?
Do you record repairs accurately? We can make that easier!
This brings me to the bigger question – How accurately do you record the repairs? We can help you track them, with quick check boxes that are pertinent only to that device. There’s a few backflow tracking software options on the market. However, since we use your water purveyor forms to set up what you keep track of, you’ll never have to search through fields to find exactly what you need – and we’re never going to offer you more than you need per device.
Does a test form only have a “describe” section for the repairs? We’ll just show you that, and generate it on the PDF.
Does your water purveyor have a multitude of check boxes? We got you covered there too.
Some forms may have minimal checkboxes, others have up to 20! This one is checkbox happy!
We won’t show you what you don’t need to see, and make sure you get exactly what you need.
Are recorded repairs for the customer, the water purveyor, or the backflow tester?
While water purveyors create the repair fields on their forms, I’m going to argue that this isn’t just to stay compliant. Yes, water utilities use the information to report the basics to the State and EPA, but I think recording repair and maintenance work is often more useful to the tester and customer.
If a backflow tester repeatedly notices that a specific make-and-model of a device has faulty springs, or if o-rings are being repeatedly replaced on a specific customer’s devices, a backflow tester can keep track of this. When installing a new device, he (or she!) may specifically avoid the make-and-model of a device he knows often fails. Or, on the customer who continuously needs his backflow preventer cleaned or repaired, the tester may suggest a strainer to provide better service.
In the end, accurate recording not only helps the water purveyor, but saves the customer and backflow tester loads of headaches, as well.
Tired of writing things out by hand? Give C3 a try-30 days, totally free! We’ll get you recording test results and repairs before you know it!