Backflow Prevention and Testing

Are you looking for the best backflow testing and repair in Tucson and aren’t quite sure where to turn? At Cal’s Plumbing, our experienced backflow professionals help provide some of the best backflow testing and repair at a very reasonable price.

Backflow testing helps to detect common backflow issues in your Arizona home or business plumbing systems and sprinkler systems.


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Expert Backflow Services for Over 70 Years!

Nothing compares to the exceptional results you’ll get working with a backflow testing company with years of experience and a track record of proven results.

Don’t settle for mediocre results from a Tucson backflow testing company who charges a higher price for inexperienced technicians. If you’re looking for the best backflow testing around, then work with the best backflow experts in Arizona.

Professional Service and Testers

Not only are our Cal’s Plumbing backflow experts capable of providing the best results, but we are also extremely easy to work with, very punctual, and have years of experience working with backflow testing.

We offer a full-service testing and repair department, unlike many other companies. Most testers don’t repair faulty units and ask you to call a plumber. We, on the other hand, are able to test, diagnose, and repair your backflow device—making us your one-stop shop!

Our expert backflow team installs both residential and commercial backflow systems. We cover everything from pools and irrigation to restaurants and apartments. Contact our friendly Cal’s Plumbing team for questions or to schedule an appointment.

Backflow Testing and Certification

Backflow testing and certification is a topic many people think nothing about until it’s too late. Don’t let yourself get caught facing liabilities you didn’t even know existed!

Polluting an Arizona community’s drinking water supply can bring serious and unpleasant consequences. Having your backflow devices evaluated by a competent person can help eliminate these potential liabilities.


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What Is Backflow?

A backflow occurs when an event causes the water in the distribution system to flow backwards in your pipes, often resulting in water or chemicals from external sources getting into the system and contaminating it.

This can happen if the pressure on the water supply line drops and allows outside fluids to siphon into the water line.

Imagine, for example, a garden hose being used to mix pesticides in a tank, and there is a break in the water line upstream. The resulting loss of pressure would cause the contents of the pesticide tank to siphon back into the water pipes through the garden hose if there was no backflow preventer in place.

Another possible scenario is when high-pressure pumps connected to the water supply overcome the incoming water pressure and force the water to flow backwards through the piping, taking unwanted liquids with it.

Why Is Backflow Testing Important?

Backflow testing is important to protect the integrity of your drinking water supply by ensuring contaminants don’t inadvertently enter the water distribution system. Failure to arrange for the testing at the appropriate intervals puts you at risk of enforcement action as well as having the water disconnected until the issue is resolved.


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There would also be a high likelihood of civil liabilities if an event happened to contaminate the water supply and made people sick. With no backflow prevention in place and/or no documentation that testing was conducted as required, there would be little legal ground on which to stand.

Whenever there is a risk of cross contamination between the drinking water supply and an external system, backflow testing is vital. Regardless of the legal requirements, it is always the right thing to do.

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What Is the Law Regarding Backflow Testing in Tucson?

Here in Tucson, backflow assemblies must be tested upon installation and annually thereafter if the installation was for a health hazard. A licensed individual who has demonstrated competency through training, experience, and passing the licensing exam must conduct testing.

The law applies both to homes and businesses with the specific type of backflow prevention device determined by the level of risk.

Are you uncertain as to how the backflow regulations affect your Tucson home or establishment? We have qualified people on our team who can both provide guidance and also arrange for testing and installation.

What Is the Testing Process?

Backflow testing involves the use of gauges inserted into the backflow prevention valves and checking for high or low pressure. It is not a do-it-yourself (DIY) project due to the level of training required—not only to conduct the test properly but also to interpret the data correctly.

From a practical standpoint, it’s not feasible for someone who does not test these devices for a living to invest in the equipment. Contact us, and we can go over the details with you and help determine what is best in your particular situation.

Contact Us for Your Certified Backflow Testing and Certification in Tucson

Trust Cal’s Plumbing for your Tucson, AZ, backflow testing and certification services. We have an expert team of plumbers who are licensed, trained, and experienced to provide you with precise and thorough services. Call us today at 520.622.2257 or request service online. We pride ourselves in the high-quality professional service we provide at a reasonable cost.