Backflow is the reversal of the flow of water from its intended direction in any pipeline or plumbing system. Backflow can be a serious problem because it enables bacteria and other contaminants to enter your drinking water and potentially expose your family to dangerous illnesses.
The only way to avoid backflow is to install a backflow prevention device, which is a one-way valve that prevents water from flowing backwards and becoming contaminated. This undesirable contact between drinking water pipes and any potentially non-potable substances, such as unfiltered groundwater and surface runoff is called cross-connection. The installation of a backflow valve at any point of possible cross-connection in a plumbing system effectively prevents cross-connection and possible contamination.
The state of New Jersey requires backflow inspection for all properties, residential and commercial. While residential properties are only required to have their backflow devices inspected after installation, businesses must have backflow inspections conducted every year by a certified New Jersey backflow device inspector.
Greg Tanzer is a certified New Jersey backflow device inspector, and our property maintenance experts are thoroughly trained in backflow valve installation and inspection to help keep your water supply safe and your system running at maximum efficiency.
To learn more about our state-mandated backflow testing services or our other home and business maintenance services, contact us today.