Annual Backflow Prevention Testing for NYC Residents
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) states that you need to have your backflow prevention device annually tested to make sure it’s maintaining its function. Five Borough Sprinkler performs backflow prevention testing in NYC on all DC or RPZ models on your property and is happy to file all DEP paperwork for the annual testing once completed.
A backflow prevention device helps prevent debris and contaminants from finding their way into the public drinking water supply by creating a stop seal if it becomes blocked, while the DC or RPZ valve opens and lets them out of the system and not into your house or city water. Five Borough Sprinkler primarily provide backflow testing for NYC commercial areas, but our experts can also reach residential areas, and with 24/7 availability, we can be to your neighborhood or house at any time, day or night. Give us a call and schedule your annual test or to simply have us check-up on your system today!
Benefits of Getting Your Backflow Device Tested
You’ll know when your device is malfunctioning or clogged with debris due to the water flowing through the relief valve at full head pressure. However, you can help prevent this by having it checked annually for faulty older parts that need to be replaced so that you don’t have to worry about the potential flooding. You can even call us out for a free consultation throughout the year if you notice anything might be going on with your backflow prevention system.
Why You Should Worry About These Issues
Any time you have an issue with your plumbing or water flow, you run the risk of having contaminants make their way into either your personal drinking water or, even worse, the city’s public water. People who are unknowingly drinking contaminated water can spread mass illness and are even be susceptible to death. Backflow issues can possibly be the main cause for this widespread contamination. Having clean water is not only a personal responsibility for your property but a global one as well. Contact Five Borough Sprinkler for reliable backflow prevention testing throughout the five boroughs of New York City!