I wanted to get away from some of the more serious blogs for a bit, so I put together a fun quiz for you to take – What Type of Backflow Prevention Device are You?
Backflow preventers vary so much in how they perform, where they are installed, and how high of hazard they can prevent. So, go ahead and take the quiz here, and see if you’d make the perfect Vacuum Breaker or if you’re really more of a ...Continue Reading →
Don’t be the cheapest backflow tester.
There’s a fantastic article in Plumbing + Hydronic Contractor Magazine this month, titled The 5 P’s of Success. Author Richard Ditoma outlines the problem with undercharging customers, “I tried to explain that work that costs him more money than that work brings in to his business is work that is worth losing. Contractors must fear losing money more than losing work.” This rings so true in the backflow testing industry.
About a year ago, Corpus Christi had a major backflow incident. The city water was contaminated with chemicals that never would have entered the public drinking water supply if there were an approved backflow device. Since then, Corpus Christi has had several meetings on how to improve regulation enforcement. Unfortunately, Greensboro is in a similar predicament after last week’s backflow incident. Backflow tests are often neglected in part to the public’s perception of the importance of backflow prevention.
With December already here, the Holiday Season is officially upon us. Looking for gift ideas for the backflow tester, plumber, or irrigation worker in your life? Look no further!
Everyone can use a Leatherman – and this rings especially true for anyone in a skilled trade. With price ranges from 25 dollars to 100, the Leatherman can be a gift in nearly any budget. Just make sure they open this gift first, so they can use the knife ...Continue Reading →