Do you have a backflow prevention valve installed in your home or business? If you’re required to have one, you’re probably also required by New Jersey legislation to have backflow preventer testing performed on an annual basis, to ensure that your valve is working correctly. At Backflow Technologies, we provide local homeowners and business owners with comprehensive backflow testing in New Jersey, along with backflow prevention valve installation, repairs, and more. Backflow preventer testing is important for keeping our municipal drinking water supplies clean and free from contaminants, so if you haven’t had testing done this year, give us a call today at Backflow Technologies.
When is Backflow Testing Required?
Not every house or building needs a backflow prevention device and backflow testing, but many are required by legislation and building codes to have a working backflow valve. Backflow preventers are available from manufacturers like Apollo Valves, Aqua Shield, and Flomatic. These valves safely divert water when there’s a sudden pressure drop in the water mains, preventing contaminated water from flowing back into the public water supply. Backflow prevention valves are often installed on properties with the following systems:
- Large boilers. Very large boilers can contain large amounts of standing water, which accumulates sediment and can host bacterial growth.
- Lawn or landscaping irrigation systems. Irrigation systems often contain water laced with nitrogen fertilizers, chemical pesticides, and other substances. These are harmful if ingested in drinking water, and can also cause environmental damage if they enter natural bodies of water.
- Fire suppression systems. Fire suppression sprinkler systems can contain a lot of standing water, requiring a backflow prevention valve in case of emergency.
If you need professional backflow preventer testing in New Jersey, call us today at Backflow Technologies for all your backflow prevention device testing, repair, and installation needs, at 201-449-0208.