Backflow Preventer Theft

Tips from Police Department Can Help Stop Backflow Preventer Theft Recently, there have been a few thefts and vandalism of commercial and domestic backflow preventers, presumably for their scrap metal. While the scrap metal value for the brass and copper contained is about $250, replacing them can cost as much as $3,000 to $6,000. In addition, their removal will interrupt water service for the property and may also lead to significant water damage to the structure.While there is no perfect solution to eliminate the theft of the units, the following actions are recommended by the Wheaton Police Department:Enclose the backflow valve […]

Backflow Valve – Do You Have to Have One?

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