Backflow Preventer Testing

Insparisk, a leading inspection company, is committed to providing professional Backflow Preventer Testing services both within New York City and across the country. Our nationwide network of certified Master Plumbers are trained in backflow testing, ensuring that every inspection aligns with local and national standards. Whether it’s a large commercial building or a small residential property, Insparisk has the expertise to handle all backflow preventer testing needs.

Insparisk not only conducts rigorous and compliant backflow preventer tests but also handles all the necessary paperwork associated with these inspections. Our services include the accurate completion of all required documents, followed by their prompt submission to the necessary regulatory authorities, namely, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP) and the New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH). We take pride in our commitment to alleviating the burden of administrative tasks from our clients, allowing them to focus on their primary operations. Our expert team ensures that all paperwork is diligently managed and submitted within the required timelines, providing a full end-to-end service.

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Why Do I Need Backflow Testing?

Backflow preventer testing is a crucial process in many properties throughout New York State and across the country, mandated by local health regulations and building codes. Backflow prevention devices are installed in plumbing systems to prevent water from flowing back into the clean water supply. This testing is required to ensure that these devices are functioning correctly, providing a safe supply of water. In New York State, the New York State Department of Health requires annual testing of these devices by certified backflow tester as part of their cross-connection control program. This rule is also applicable in many other states across the country, with each having their own set of regulations and requirements. It is critical for property owners to understand and comply with these regulations to ensure public health and safety.

In the city of New York, Insparisk adheres to the stringent requirements set by the New York State Department of Health, which calls for annual testing of backflow preventers. This ensures that the devices are functioning properly and helps maintain a safe and clean water supply for all residents. These annual inspections are more than just a legal requirement – they are a crucial step in safeguarding public health and maintaining the integrity of our water systems. By offering timely and efficient services, Insparisk helps property owners in New York City, and across the nation, stay in compliance and protect their communities.

What Are the Fines for Not Complying With Required Annual Backflow Testing

Failure to comply with the annual backflow prevention testing requirements can result in significant fines. In New York City, for instance, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) may impose penalties ranging from $50 to $1000 per violation. Moreover, repeated non-compliance can lead to increased fines and potentially even service disruption. It’s important to note that these fines vary by state and municipality. Therefore, to avoid these penalties and ensure safe water supply, timely and regular compliance with backflow prevention testing is imperative.

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Schedule a Backflow Test

Don’t delay, contact Insparisk today to schedule an inspection with a certified backflow tester and embark on the path of ensuring the safety of your water supply and compliance with health standards.

What Types of Properties Require Backflow Preventer Testing in New York

In New York City, Backflow Preventer Testing is required for various types of properties and entities to ensure the safety and integrity of the water supply system. Whether it’s a residential complex, a commercial building, or a municipal facility, the need for these tests is crucial. The city’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the New York State Department of Health mandate these tests to prevent the potential contamination of drinking water.

  • Residential Buildings: Multi-family apartments, condominiums, and townhouses

  • Commercial Buildings: Offices, restaurants, hotels, and shopping malls

  • Industrial Facilities: Factories, warehouses, and other manufacturing properties

  • Municipal Properties: Schools, hospitals, and government buildings

  • Construction Sites: For temporary water service during construction

  • Lawn Irrigation Systems: Golf courses, parks, and other landscaping systems

  • Medical & Dental Facilities: Hospitals, clinics, and dental practices

  • Fire Protection Systems: In buildings equipped with automatic sprinkler systems

  • Laboratories & Research Facilities: Facilities where chemicals are used or stored

Frequently Asked Questions About Backflow Preventer Testing

A backflow preventer is a device installed in plumbing systems to prevent water from flowing back into the clean water supply, protecting it from contamination.

Backflow testing ensures that the backflow preventer is functioning correctly and providing a safe public water supply.

In New York State, the Department of Health requires annual testing of backflow preventers. However, this may vary by state and municipality.

These tests must be performed by certified backflow tester. Insparisk has a nationwide network of certified Master Plumbers trained in backflow testing.

Various properties such as residential buildings, commercial establishments, industrial facilities, municipal properties, construction sites, irrigation systems, fire protection systems, medical facilities, and research labs need backflow preventer testing.

Non-compliance can result in fines ranging from $50 to $1000 per violation in New York City, and potentially even service disruption.

Yes, Insparisk handles all necessary paperwork and promptly submits it to the required regulatory authorities.

Yes, Insparisk provides backflow preventer testing services across the country.

You can call 888-464-6772 or follow this link to schedule your backflow preventer inspection.

Backflow preventer testing is a crucial step in safeguarding public health and maintaining the integrity of our water systems, as it prevents the potential contamination of our public water supply and drinking water.

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Client Testimonials

I manage several buildings in Manhattan and we use Insparisk for our annual boiler filings with the Dept. of Buildings.  They not only alert me every year to have them perform the inspection, but they also promptly inspect and file with the City.  Invoices are all handled efficiently and electronically.  If you have questions or concerns, they are super responsive and helpful on the phone.  I highly recommend Insparisk.

Jason Jones, CBM Limited

I worked with Melissa over at Insparisk and she was great! She was responsive and professional. She got my boilers inspected immediately and followed up. I will be definitely using them for all my properties and recommending them to others.

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As a Property Manager, I need a service like this to keep our boilers in compliance.  The staff here is very fast and professional.

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