Backflow Testing and Certification in Manhattan

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Don’t leave backflow testing on the backburner! Call (855) 999-LEAK to schedule Manhattan backflow preventer inspection services with Taylor Group Plumbing, Heating, Mechanical & Sprinkler Inc.

Backflow prevention and maintenance is a crucial part of keeping your potable water supply safe from contamination. 

If your home has the following features, you will need backflow prevention devices installed and annual inspection performed:

  • In-ground irrigation system
  • Fire sprinkler
  • Swimming pool
  • Outdoor hose bibbs (spigots)
  • Boilers using water treatment chemicals (found in multi-family buildings)

In general, homes with systems that can introduce contaminants into the neighborhood’s drinking water system will require an approved backflow prevention plan and a prevention device installed by a licensed master plumber.Taylor Group is a New York State certified backflow tester. We handle backflow inspection and device installation services for Manhattan residents as well as our neighbors throughout every borough. Read our customer reviews and check out our latest coupons!

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What to Expect When Scheduling a Backflow Test

New York State regulations require backflow device testing every 12 months. 

The process is quick and easy, taking no more than 30 minutes if everything is up to code.

  • You will receive a reminder from the city about a month before testing is due
  • Schedule an appointment with your certified backflow tester from Taylor Group
  • We’ll arrive on time and get your permission to shut off your water supply
  • Thorough testing is conducted on each device and any necessary repairs performed
  • We fill out a report and file it with the city on your behalf

What goes on during inspection?

Our certified testers will use gate and relief valves on your backflow devices to check for problems such as leaks and irregular gauge movement. We will confirm that all valves and air ports are working properly. If problems are detected, we will determine if device repair or replacement is required and carry out the best solution.

Why is Backflow Prevention So Important?

Water flows through your pipes in one direction. However, sudden changes in pressure can cause it to flow backwards (“backflow”). Open fire hydrants or a break in the water main often result in these water pressure changes.

Backflow contains waste and chemicals, posing health hazards that affect not only your home but the homes surrounding you as well. Since Manhattan is so densely packed and we all live so close to one another, it’s important to keep your neighbors’ safety in mind too. 

There is always a risk of water being contaminated if a backflow device isn’t installed on your property. But when present and properly installed, this device will be triggered during threat of backflow and stop contaminated water from entering the clean water supply. 

If you currently don’t have any backflow prevention devices on your property, you will need to work with a professional engineer or registered architect to design a backflow prevention plan and send it to the NYC Department of Environmental Protection for approval. Once approved, you may contact your licensed master plumber at Taylor Group to complete the device installation. 

Don’t get fined for forgetting to schedule your annual backflow test! Call (855) 999-LEAK and our certified Manhattan backflow testers will get the job done.

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Great service Awesome The price was fairly reasonable




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The machinist Mr.Norris was very humble and polite.


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Norris, owner of Taylor Plumbing came to do a local gas inspection for us. He was prompt, courteous and efficient. Glad to have him as our plumber. The appointment was timely scheduled and did not leave us waiting for a long time to be inspected.


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Great service!




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Norris came to work on our toilet. We have a power flush that wasn’t working. A plumber yesterday told us it wasn’t clogged, but broken. So we researched and found Taylor Group. When Norris looked at our toilet, he said he didn’t feel it was broken, but clogged down in the pipes of the toilet itself. He brought his snake and worked on it and we now have a working toilet. He also told us that if we have continued issues, we should call and he and another tech will return and they will unseat the toilet and look at it from underneath. Norris is amazing - friendly and knowledgeable!


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Norris was knowledgeable, courteous and explained every step


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Efficient on time no hassle.


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Satisfied, But.....




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a very good representative that knew his plumbing. But, he relied on my opinion on the source of the leak and never used his equipment to very the location of the leak. Even though we were both sure of the leaks general location, he never used his leak equipment verify the suspected location of the leak. It would have made me feel more comfortable of your service if the technician had used the equipment.


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Prompt, knowledgeable service


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I can't say enough good things about the professionalism, courtesy and efficiency of service. It was awful to have a leak, but finding an outstanding plumber really made up for it. I am so happy with this experience.


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