Backflow Prevention Services

Backflow Certification & Backflow Testing in NJ

The towns are starting to ramp up their enforcement of mandatory testing & certification of backflow preventers. The letter below is a recent example of a local town notifying a property owner of their need to comply with backflow prevention certification. Note their mention not to wait for a letter from the town, that it is the property owner's responsibility to have this test completed annually.

Backflow Prevention Letter
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Installation and Repair

Few companies specialize in backflow prevention, which is mandatory in many municipalities. Schaible’s Plumbing & Heating installs and repairs many types of backflow prevention devices:

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

Reasonable Cost

  • Prevention: Cheaper than damage remediation and litigation
  • Avoid heavy fines
  • List of backflow services and price sheet available upon request

New Jersey Division of Codes & Standards

Click the image 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.  (Note: Opens to a .pdf file.)

Testing of Backflow Preventer

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Schaible’s Plumbing & Heating has always done excellent work for us. I would definitely call them if I needed additional work to be done.

Mr. Lyman (Port Murray, NJ)

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