Backflow Prevention

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What We DoBackflow Prevention Service

Backflow Certification & Backflow Testing in NJ

Backflow prevention service is becoming a requirement in many municipalities throughout New Jersey. As such,  towns have begun stepping up up enforcement of mandatory testing & certification of backflow preventers. For example,  the notification letter below was posted by a local town notifying a property owner of their need to comply with a backflow prevention certification.

Note the reference not to wait for a letter from the town, that it is the property owner’s responsibility to have this test completed annually.


What is Backflow?

Water needs to maintain a certain level of pressure in order to flow from your shower and faucets. If water pressure is reduced to a certain level, it allows for contaminated water from soil, storage or other sources to get pulled into the flow.

Such a reversal of the flow of water into the distribution pipes of your drinking water system, is termed backflow.

Fortunately, the cost of backflow prevention is quite reasonable, and prevention is less expensive than damage remediation (and the possibility of litigation that may accompany it). And, prevention allows you to avoid heavy fines. Ask us for a list of backflow prevention services and price sheet available.

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Installation and Repair

Few companies specialize in backflow prevention, despote it being mandatory in many municipalities. For many years the experts at Schaible’s Plumbing & Heating have installed and repaired many types of backflow prevention devices, including:

  • Air gap
  • Atmospheric vacuum breaker (AVB)
  • Double check valve, or double check valve assembly (DCVA)
  • Pressure vacuum breaker assembly (PVB)
  • Reduced pressure zone device (RPZ)

Backflow Certification and Remediation of Inspection Issues

Inspections are mandatory by the State of New Jersey: N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.23(1), N.J.A.C. 5:23-3.15 and Plumbing Sub code Section 10.5.6. Fines for noncompliance can be high.

  • Inspections are performed based on your schedule, including annual inspections.
  • Frequency discounts
  • Discounted prices for backflow repair/replacement for Preferred Protection Customers*
  • Prompt remediation of issues found during inspection

New Jersey Division of Codes & Standards

Click the button below to read the bulletin on the testing of backflow preventers from the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Division of Codes and Standards.

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241 Van Syckels Rd, Hampton, NJ 08827
453 Route 46, Hackettstown, NJ 07840

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