Types of Substances That a Backflow Preventer Device Stops

  When updating your residential, commercial or industrial plumbing, you may notice a line item for a backflow preventer. This is a device that stops contamination of potable water. In addition to the installation of the device, routine NYC backflow preventer testing is also required. There are three main types of [...]

2020-05-18T04:35:36+00:00September 25th, 2018|

Tips for Cleaning Up After a Basement Sewage Flood

A flash flood could overwhelm the city's sanitary sewers, resulting in a backup of sewage into residential basements. This can happen in apartment buildings and homes, as well as nearby businesses that have a basement. Once the mess is cleaned, consider installing a backflow preventer and having a professional perform routine [...]

2020-05-18T04:35:38+00:00August 30th, 2018|

Penalties for Not Complying With Local Safety Codes

If you own a building or control how it is used, it is necessary to comply with building and safety codes. In many cases, you will have to pay to submit an application, have inspections performed and keep certificates in good standing. While it may seem expensive to keep up with [...]

2020-05-18T04:35:40+00:00June 29th, 2018|

A Backflow Preventer and Its Purpose

Clean running water is something that is often taken for granted because it is something that we are used to having without any thought or effort on our part. This is largely in part because we have devices that are in place that ensure that we have clean water. One of [...]

2020-05-18T04:35:41+00:00June 27th, 2018|

What to Do to Prepare for a Boiler Inspection

Whether you just got a brand-new boiler or you have had a boiler for a number of years, you will likely need to have a boiler inspection in the future. These inspections can be a little bit of a hassle to do correctly and can be difficult to prepare for. Here [...]

2020-05-18T04:35:42+00:00June 20th, 2018|

Tips to Keep an Escalator Operating Properly in NYC

If your place of business has an escalator, you may find that it is an easy thing to forget about. It is easy to assume that they just keep running without much care, but this is not the case. Escalators, like elevators, take constant care to keep them running properly, and [...]

2020-05-18T04:35:42+00:00June 18th, 2018|

What Gas Stations Need in Order to Earn a Permit

When an owner of a gas station wants to earn a first or repeat NYC Certificate to Operate, the facility needs to have certain elements in place. The presence of these safety elements is checked at an initial inspection and repeat inspections. These are some of the safety systems that an [...]

2020-05-18T04:35:42+00:00May 21st, 2018|

Three Commercial Systems That Need Backflow Prevention Devices

In the commercial and industrial setting, large systems that use a lot of water or chemicals may need to have a backflow prevention device installed. These devices are designed to protect both the equipment and the environment. After the devices are installed, annual NYC backflow preventer testing may be required in [...]

2020-05-18T04:35:44+00:00May 16th, 2018|
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