Originally posted by OldCorp
darrman, I'd like to ask a couple of questions on behalf of my newly school-free, jobless, 18-year-old son.
What is "backflow," and why is it important?
Why do these establishments need to have it tested?
Wouldn't the water company do this for free?
Do you advertise, or just go in and say, "Hey, you guys want your backflow tested?"
Thanks in advance for your answers.
+++Tippin my hat in your general direction+++
Hello! I've seen you around.. nice to meet you.!!
this is what Backflow prevention is :chemicals,, fertilizer, pesticide or herbicide sprayers could contaminate your water supply... You can reduce
the risk of contamination by using a spring tension, one-way valve that only allows water to flow down-stream from the water source ,, primarily the
water main,, or the Well pump, in some areas.
all states have Different Laws so check here.. www.scdhec.gov...
this is a local company chosen at random www.h2obackflow.com...
water company's known as "purveyors" don't test their own customers as a rule. unless they need to by local ord.
in some of the areas i service the water company, will test.. but charge the customer 200.00 just for the test..
I as an independent STATE licensed Backflow Assembly tester charge about 50.00 and i can go Anywhere in the state..
the test as i have said takes no REAL time to perform,, but Finding Customers can be hard.!!
and to answer your question,, i DO just call or show up and ask for their patronage of MY service.
I do have Property managment companys , Realtors ,, irrigation comp.. Manufacturing,,docks/marinas.. and Residential homes,, Apartments,, around
here it get complex with All the Diff types..not just drinking Water,, but also Fire Sprinkler systems,,,,it is easy to do,, been doing it a while
and its still fun!!
it took a little phone/fax/drive time to build,, but i get to KEEP my customers.. so i keep building.. over time..
and i advertise a little... signs,, in Target areas.. door flyers i pass out when im Next door/down the street..
Craigslist is FREE ...lol
this are testers in your state.. call some of them for local rules and benefits..
look here --i dont know Where you live exactly-- but this list is Grand www.scdhec.gov...
good hunting my friend! U2U me if you need to...
Glad to help!
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