Becoming a Backflow Tester: Step One

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So…. you want to be a backflow tester? A few weeks ago, Sasha went through some of the things to consider if you were considering becoming a backflow tester. If you’ve decided it’s a good path for you, what are your next steps?

Local Chapters

Your local American Backflow Prevention Association (ABPA) and American Water Works Association (AWWA) chapters are your friend. For starters, they can help you become acquainted with the local and state regulations. Since ...

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Tips to Keep those Drains Clear during Holiday Season

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It’s that time of year – time for the drains to clog! Wait, no…. it’sholiday season! That means lots of cooking and feasting, and guests galore. While you may love having friends and family over, here are some reminders so you won’t have the plumber visiting, too! After all, the day after Thanksgiving is the busiest plumbing day of the year!

Wait! Don’t put that down the drain!

  • I don’t have to remind you not to put grease, oil, ...
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Getting your gauge calibrated

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When we moved in to the home we now live in, the kitchen had not up been updated since the 50s, and I’m fairly sure the oven was close to original as well. When I tried to bake a pie, I took it out after about 20 minutes with smoke pouring out of the oven. Why? Well, things age and require calibration. And in this case, the oven’s temp gauge hadn’t been calibrated in a long time… and seemed ...

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Should I Become a Backflow Tester?

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We get a lot of people that reach out to us asking about the backflow industry on a whole, mostly with the question Can I make this a profitable career? I get so excited when I get these emails. Why? Mostly because it’s an opportunity to expose how huge the backflow industry is. I get to talk about protecting clean drinking water. And that’s awesome.

What should you consider before becoming a certified tester?

Regulations

First, I ...

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