Backflow Testing & Backflow Prevention
Karl’s Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling are experts in Backflow Installation, repair, and testing in throughout New York, Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island, Long Island, Westchester and surrounding areas. Licensed by the state of New York, Karl’s Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling is an industry leader with many Licensed Master Plumbers available to meet the needs of our customers. Backflow prevention devices that are maintained properly not only protects the drinking water but it keeps money in your pocket and your water supply flowing. Fines are imposed and water connections are turned off for non-compliance with New York City’s backflow prevention regulations. New York City Department of Environmental Protection has passed a mandate that all buildings in NYC be fitted with backflow devices and tested regularly by a NYC licensed plumber.
What is Blackflow Prevention?
Backflow prevention is regulated by New York City to protect the city’s water supply from contaminants and pollution. Backflow prevention devices are installed to protect the city’s water supply. These devices do not allow water to flow backward into the main water supply. The water flows into the buildings rather than out of the building if there is a problem with the water pressure.
Updated Plumbing Code That You Need to Know
The New York City Plumbing Code was updated effective July 1, 2008. It was the first monumental change in the Plumbing Code in over four decades. This new code stated that any device or appliance that connects to the water supply system must be protected against backflow and prevent contamination of the water supply system. This code also provides for these devices to be tested by a certified backflow prevention tester each year. If your business has an ice maker, take note of this because you must have the backflow prevention device checked every year. If you haven’t done this yet, call Karl’s Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling to schedule your yearly backflow prevention test.