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.