Backflow Testing Near Me in Langley

You just got a letter in the mail from the City of Langley in British Columbia and you need a backflow test. What is a backflow test and what is required for backflow testing in Langley? These frequently asked questions will tell you everything you need to know about backflow testing in Langley, BC Canada.

Are all plumbers Certified Backflow Assembly Testers?

Many plumbers have at one time had training in Backflow Assembly Testing, as it is included in 3rd year plumbing education. However, since most provinces in Canada require that certified backflow testers must renew their certification each year, many plumbers let their certification lapse and are thus not qualified to submit tests to the municipal water authorities and purveyors that require backflow assembly testing.

In the Langley Lower Mainland (Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Hope, Mission, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Richmond, Vancouver, Whistler) and throughout BC a “certified backflow assembly tester” is a person who has been certified by the BC Water and Waste Association (BCWWA) as a Certified Backflow Assembly Tester; has received formal training in backflow testing; and has renewed their BCWWA certification each year.

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What is backflow and Why do I need a Backflow Test?

Backflow has the potential to contaminate the public drinking supply. Backflow preventers need to be tested annually because municipal water providers require them in order to protect the safety of the water supply to your home or business.

How much does Backflow Testing Cost?

We’ve called everyone in the city and we were quoted from $130 to $350 for our backflow assembly to be tested.
When we called, it seemed like the main factors in getting a quote were:

When we called big plumbing contractors they were organized and had receptionists, but didn’t have good resource management. They continually had to get back to me in order to find out more information from different parties.

When I called independent contractors, many were driving (unsafe?) working (Quality of work?) or simply didn’t answer the phone so we had to play phone tag.

Getting a quote for Backflow Testing in Langley was complicated, frustrating and exhausting!

Do you need a plumber for backflow prevention testing?

In British Columbia, Certified Backflow Assembly testers are certified by the BC Water and Waste Association (BCWWA). They do not need to be a plumber to take this certification testing.

Which Backflow companies have affordable backflow testing?

If you want to get your backflow testing done at the best price, find out your price now in the next 30 seconds!

When you work with a Backflow.Club certified backflow assembly tester you will get professional customer service, management and quality backflow testing services at that the best possible price.

Backflow.Club Langley backflow testers can offer the most affordable testing services in the lower mainland because we optimize every part of your of our operation so you benefit. By booking online or through our customer service team, we can assure you that your test will be done on time and submitted to the City of Langley via the BSI Portal.

Who needs to have a Backflow Test?

In Langley, BC the following types of businesses and properties are required to install and use backflow prevention devices:

  • Properties with in-ground irrigation sprinklers
  • Properties with swimming pools
  • Premises with multiple water service lines
  • Metal plating, cleaning, processing or fabricating facilities
  • Photo-processing facilities
  • Laundries and dry cleaners
  • Commercial car washes
  • Greenhouses
  • Hospitals, Clinics and Laboratories (including veterinary hospitals)
  • Medical and Dental Offices
  • Funeral Parlors
  • Food processing plants and meat/fish packers
  • Dye Plants
  • Paper processors
  • Auto Repair Shops
  • Breweries
  • Tanneries
  • Exterminators
  • Large residential dwellings with water boilers that use rust-inhibitors or other water treatment chemicals, (“treated water boilers”)
  • Sewage treatment plants or handling facilities
  • Premises with roof tanks and elevated storage lines
  • Canneries
  • Slaughterhouse/Live Poultry Processing Facilities
  • Ice Manufacturing Facilities
  • Printing Facilities
  • Supermarkets
  • Premises with large boilers or chemically treated boilers
  • Warehouses (with toxic chemical storage)
  • Premises with Commercial or Public Kitchens
  • Premises with water cooled equipment or chillers
  • Premises with Groundwater Wells
  • Premises that Reuse or Recycle Water
  • Shipyards and Marinas
  • Schools and Colleges
  • Food Preparation Facilities (Restaurants)
  • Nursing Homes
  • Barber Shops and Beauty Salons

Frequently asked questions

Most water providers and municipalities requires that all backflow assemblies are tested annually. 

Backflow Valves are an essential and fundamental way to keep our water supply safe to use.

Backflow Club will test your backflow assemblies and file the report with the City of Vancouver.

We’ve called around extensively to ensure our prices are the best available.

Most plumbers or backflow testers have costs from $130 up to $350, and could charge assessment fees, by the hour, or even travel time.

Backflow Club has no hidden extra costs. Our pricing starts at $130 and is discounted if you’re a subscriber & if there are others nearby that we can test at the same time.

Some municipalities charge a filing fee, and this is added to the cost.

GST is charged on Backflow Testing services.

Any backflow preventer which fails a test needs to be immediately repaired or replaced. When repairs are necessary, upon completion of the repair the backflow preventer will be re-tested at the owner’s expense to insure correct operation. 

Most repairs can be done within the same visit, or on the same day. Your assembly would be re-tested and submitted to the city.

In the event that your Backflow Assembly needs replacement, a plumber needs to notify the city, get a plumbing permit and perform the work. 

Many plumbers have at one time had training in Backflow Assembly Testing, as it is included in 3rd year plumbing education. However, since most provinces in Canada require that certified backflow testers must renew their certification each year, many plumbers let their certification lapse and are thus not qualified to submit tests to the municipal water authorities and purveyors that require backflow assembly testing.

Throughout BC a “certified backflow assembly tester” is a person who has been certified by the BC Water and Waste Association (BCWWA) as a Certified Backflow Assembly Tester.

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