Are you due for your annual backflow testing? If you have a backflow prevention device installed in your home or business, you’re probably required by various state and local legislation, such as the New Jersey Clean Water Act, to have professional backflow testing done at least once a year. At Backflow Testing NJ, we provide local homes and businesses with thorough backflow prevention device testing, ensuring that everything’s working correctly to keep bacteria, pesticides, and other contaminants out of the clean public water supply. What is Backflow Prevention? Backflow prevention valves are built into the plumbing systems of many New […]
All commercials buildings in NJ & NYC must have a backflow device on the incoming water main. A building that also houses other stores such as restaurants, dry cleaners, dentists, etc… need to have a backflow device in place. Backflow devices need to be installed by a licensed plumber. If the business is already in place, the city wants you to install it on every building that may have a risk of contaminating the water supply in the event of a water pressure loss. If you have any questions feel free to contact us at: 201-540-0980
All Backflow valves with test cocks are required to be tested with a minimum frequency of once per year. Testing requires a water shutdown usually lasting five (5) to twenty (20) minutes. For facilities that require an uninterrupted supply of water, and when it is not possible to provide water service from two separate meters, provisions shall be made for a “parallel installation” of a backflow preventer. Multi-story buildings that have a number of flush-o-meter toilets should be equipped with parallel assemblies. Experience has shown that if the water supply is shut off to this type of building, flush-o-meters may have to be manually reset. During testing, one […]
Backflow prevention valves are subject to corrosion that may lead to failure. Annual testing of backflow prevention assemblies is required to ensure proper functioning of the assemblies and the safety of our water supply. Backflow valves must be tested annually by a certified backflow prevention tester. If the valve fails, it must be repaired or replaced and tested again to ensure it functions properly. Upon successful completion of the test a Backflow Assembly Test Report must be submitted to the Cross Connection Control program in your town. All costs associated with backflow prevention assembly maintenance are the responsibility of the customer. […]
From time to time clients contact us and ask us questions about the kinds of valves, locations, sizes etc.. Here are some photos that can help some of you to get an idea of the different types of backflow valves. If you have any more questions, always feel free to contact us at any time. Have a wonderful day! The Backflow Compliance Team.
Backflow Prevention device required annual inspection by law for commercial and industrial properties. In some cases, even homeowners need to have backflow devices installed and tested annually. Cross-connection control processes are also mandatory by the federal and state governments. Under certain conditions, water from irrigation systems, hot tubs, and other fixtures can force its way back into the main water supply, contaminating the public water. This occurs if there is a “cross connection” between the public water system and any liquid that could contaminate the water system and the contaminated liquid “backflows” into the drinking water. The way to prevent a cross […]