Backflow Prevention

Backflow prevention is not an option, it’s the law.

Proper prevention helps to protect your community’s water supply from contamination. This contamination can result in costly fines, law suits, and more importantly illness and deaths. Most homes and businesses have backflow prevention assemblies within their facilities. These assemblies protect the publics quality of water by preventing contaminated water from crossing into connectors.


BPA’s must be performance tested at least once a year to ensure they are legally working properly.

Frequently Asked Questions

How often do I need to test my backflow device?

Whether it is for a home or a business, backflow devices need to be tested yearly.

How will I know when I need to test my Backflow device?

The city should send you a letter approximately 1 month before the due date.

How long does a Backflow device take to test?

It can take anywhere from 10 minutes to 30 minutes per device. It usually takes longer to set up than it does to actually test the system.

Does my water have to be turned off?

Yes, after getting the gauges connected to the backflow device you will need to turn the water off to your home or business for about 10-20 mins. If the device needs to be repaired, this will obviously take a little more time.

Why Should We Be Your Backflow Service Company?

Industrial Refrigeration Services has the training and experience needed to execute backflow testing quickly and effectively. Our backflow test is designed to ensure your device is working properly to protect both you and your family, as well at the Ankeny public water supply from contaminated water. If defects are found in your system, IRS will recommend the appropriate repairs needed for your system.

We ensure that our staff is well trained and licensed to perform the work that needs to be done. Our team can assess your devices and help keep your business respectable, legal, safe, and clean. Call IRS today and see how our experts can protect your business from the costly fines and serious repercussions of potential contaminated water.

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