There is work worth losing

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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.

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The Greensboro Backflow Incident was Preventable

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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.

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Warm Pipes are Happy Pipes

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If you’re in the North, you probably know that warm pipes are happy pipes! Some of our Southern neighbors don’t have that experience with the cold winters. The weather this week is going to be a doozy – much of the East coast is already feeling those frigid temps. Don’t let frozen pipes be in your future though – take some proactive steps before it gets even colder later this week.

Keep those faucets dripping… but don’t forget about ...

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