951 Backflow Testing and Service Offerings
Backflow Testing, Repair and Plumbing

Terms and Conditions


951 Backflow offers on-site backflow testing for Homeowners Associations, Apartment Communities, Businesses and Homes. Water flow to the premise must be temporarily interrupted during the test, which can typically be performed on a non-scheduled basis.  We also offer appointment-based testing (limited availability).

Payment is due at the time of service, after which the certified test report is emailed to the Water District and the customer.

Each backflow assembly must be accessible and clear of obstruction, and must be supplied with water pressure of at least 15 psi.  A trip charge equal to the test fee shall apply if we are unable to test the device due to lack of access or water pressure.  Examples of inaccessible backflow devices include (but are not limited to): cage or other security device for which we are not provided a key in advance; overgrowth of brush or foliage; elevation from standing surface which requires tester to use a ladder; inoperable shutoff valves; missing test cocks; etc.

We offer backflow repairs, installations and replacements, and pressure regulator installations and replacements on a contract basis.  If your backflow device fails the initial test, we will issue a proposal for the repair, retest and certification.  We will not perform any repair work without receiving your approval of our proposal.  Repair proposals attempt to factor in all necessary labor, parts and tax required for each device to pass the test and be certified.  In the event additional parts or labor are necessary, we will seek your authorization to complete the repair.  Such additional parts and labor will be added to the invoice accordingly.

Full payment is due upon receipt of invoice.

California Law requires the following disclosures to Homeowners:

951 Backflow and Plumbing carries commercial general liability insurance written by Next Insurance Company.  You may call the insurance company at (855) 222-5919 to check the contractor’s insurance coverage.  951 Backflow and Plumbing has no employees and carries no workers’ compensation insurance.

Notice to Buyer: Law requires that Service and Repair Contracts must meet all of the following requirements:

(A) The price must be no more than seven hundred and fifty dollars ($750).
(B) You, the buyer, must have initiated contact with the contractor to request the work.
(C) The contractor must not sell you goods or services beyond those reasonably necessary to take care of the particular problem that caused you to contact the contractor.
(D) No payment is due and the contractor may not accept any payment until the work is completed.

You, the buyer, are entitled to a completely filled in copy of this agreement signed by both you and the contractor before any work may be started.

The law requires that the contractor offer you any parts that were replaced during the service call, so we will leave the parts in a bag beside the backflow device.  If you do not want the parts, please note that it is “OK for contractor to take replaced parts” when you accept the proposal.

The law requires that the contractor give you a notice explaining your right to cancel.  Notice explaining your right to cancel is detailed below.  Please read it.  Signing to accept our proposal affirms that you have received from contractor, and read the Notice of Your Right to Cancel.

NOTE: Our proposal to contract may be withdrawn or renegotiated after fourteen (14) days from the date it was issued if not approved and signed by BOTH parties.

(A) You, the buyer, have the right to cancel this contract until:
1. You receive a copy of this contract signed by you and the contractor; and
2. The contractor starts work.

(B) However, even if the work has begun you, the buyer, may still cancel the contract for any of the reasons specified in items 1 through 4 of this paragraph.  If any of these reasons occur, you may cancel the contract within three business days of signing the contract for normal service and repairs, or within seven business days of signing a contract to repair or correct conditions resulting from any sudden or catastrophic event for which a state of emergency has been declared by the President of the United States or the Governor, or for which a local emergency has been declared by the executive officer or governing body of any city, county, or city and county:
1. You may cancel the contract if the price, including all labor and materials, is more than seven hundred fifty dollars ($750).
2. You may cancel the contract if you did not initiate the contact with the contractor to request the work.
3. You may cancel the contract if the contractor sold you goods or services beyond those reasonably necessary to take care of the particular problem that caused you to contact the contractor.
4. You may cancel the contract if the payment was due or the contractor accepted any money before the work was complete.

(C) If any of these reasons for canceling occurred, you may cancel the contract as specified under paragraph (B) above by e-mailing, mailing, faxing, or delivering a written notice to the contractor at the contractor’s place of business within three business days or, if applicable, seven business days of the date you received a signed and dated copy of this contract.  Include your name, your address, and the date you received a signed copy of the contract and this notice.  

If you cancel, the contractor must return to you anything you paid within 10 days of receiving the notice of cancellation.  For your part, you must make available to the contractor at your residence, in substantially as good condition as you received it, any goods delivered to you under this contract.  Or, you may, if you wish, comply with the contractor’s instructions on how to return the goods at the contractor’s expense and risk.  If you make the goods available to the contractor and the contractor does not pick them up within 20 days of the date of your notice of cancellation, you may keep them without any further obligation.  If you fail to make the goods available to the contractor, or if you agree to return the goods to the contractor and fail to do so, then you remain liable for performance of all obligations under the contract.