Gift Ideas for Backflow Testers

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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!

Something Sharp

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 ...

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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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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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Syncta can Keep Track of your Repairs!

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One of Syncta’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 ...

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