What is the importance of a backflow prevention device, and if I have one is their any maintenance?

Backflow devices prevent cross contamination. When installed they prevent water from flowing backwards and contaminating private & public water systems. Chances are if you’re inquiring about back flow prevention services you already know what they are and why they are beneficial. West Coast Plumbing & Water Treatment has the ability to install new, and/or replace existing backflow prevention devices for both commercial and residential applications. As well as has multiple technicians state licensed in certifying the backflow devices annually per the municipality requirements.


The backflow of water from a home plumbing system into community drinking water happens when water is pulled backward due to a pressure loss in the utility main pipe or pushed back by a pressure source like a well pump.

Backflow devices are mechanical plumbing devices installed in a plumbing system to prevent water from flowing backwards and contaminating the public water system. A properly tested and maintained backflow device can prevent the backflow of water of an unknown quality from back flowing into the community water system.

Testing & Certification

All commercial and residential backflow assemblies must be tested annually in order to comply with regulations and to meet city and state codes. West Coast Plumbing and Water Treatment will simplify all your backflow prevention needs; including testing, certification, and service. Currently we are licensed to test and certify backflow devices in SW Florida (Charlotte, Collier, Hendry and Lee Counties).

Brian is licensed and certified in the State of Florida to provide backflow testing, and has the experience to manage all models of backflow prevention assemblies. Call our 24 hour service at 239-340-8224.

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Brian Wallin


Brian is a Fort Myers Native and has been in the plumbing field for over 15 years. After learning the trade of plumbing as a young man, he worked for a large reputable plumbing company in Fort Myers for several years as a service plumber. He began his own water treatment company and at that time became, a State Certified, Licensed Plumbing Contractor. West Coast Plumbing has been a successful company for the past several and will be for many years to come.

Brian McDevitt

Plumbing Technician

Brian is originally from England, and has been in the plumbing field for over 10 years. He has been a lead technician with West Coast Plumbing since 2013. Prior to joining our West Coast Plumbing team Brian worked for another reputable plumbing company in the area. He has since earned a spotless reputation within the tri county area with our West Coast Plumbing Customers.

Hugh McDevitt

Plumbing Technician

Hugh retired to Florida after owning a plumbing company in England. He has a lifetime of experience and has become an asset to our company. We highly value his experience and look forward to learning from it.

Cody Haskett

Water Treatment Specialist & Plumbing Technician

Cody has been a part of the West Coast Plumbing team since 2014 and has developed many skills since. He has become our water treatment specialist & installer, and maintains several commercial accounts. Cody is also a well-rounded plumbing technician, and commercial plumbing installer.

Stephanie Midkiff

Office Manager & Accounting

Stephanie has been in the plumbing business since 2003. Previously working for a reputable Fort Myers plumbing company as the new construction assistant manager. Stephanie has been a part of the West Coast Plumbing team since 2011.