Backflow testing

Backflow is a term in plumbing that indicates an unwanted flow of water in the reverse direction. It can be a serious health risk causing contamination of potable water supplies with polluted water. Backflow occurs for one of two reasons, either back pressure or back siphonage.

Back pressure is the result of a higher pressure in the system than in its supply, i.e. the system pressure has been increased by some means. This usually occurs in unvented heating systems, where thermal expansion increases the pressure.

Back siphonage is the result of supply pressure being lowered below that of the system. This occurs when a supply is interrupted or drained down (i.e. water main break or firefighting event).

We provide the following:

  • New Jersey/New York -Backflow testing annually (or as regulated). Note brand new backflow devices must be tested once installed.
  • Recertification of your Backflow Test Kit (required annually)
  • New Backflow Devices and Repair Part Kits


CONTACT FOR ANY OF THE ABOVE SERVICES:    Arlene Picher 973.270.3261