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New York City Backflow Prevention & Testing

Backflow Compliance LetterDid You Receive A Backflow Violation?

Relax! Maxwell Plumb Will Take Care Of EVERYTHING.

If you have received an ORDER from the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) informing you that your premises is in need of backflow prevention devices . . . WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?

Make one easy call to Maxwell Plumb and your backflow problems are over. Our backflow team will take care of everything! We will immediately contact all proper authorities, fix any violations and work with you to determine your exact backflow needs, create a plan and submit the plan for approval. Upon approval our licensed Master Plumbers will properly install your backflow prevention device to all codes and city regulations, arrange for all inspections and perform all required annual testing.

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It’s That Easy With Maxwell Plumb!

We handle everything for you and that’s the reason why Maxwell Plumb has been New York City’s leading authority on Backflow Prevention Systems for over 22 years.  Our team of designers, engineers, technicians and licensed Master Plumbers are backflow professionals with decades of experience.

Do not delay in calling Maxwell Plumb. If the device is not installed as ordered, a violation of up to $2,000 can be issued. Click Here To Schedule Service. Or call (718) 279-4441.

Here’s What Maxwell Plumb Will Do For You:

  • On-Site Evaluation & Analysis To Determine Your Best Backflow Solution
  • Our Engineers Will Design A Backflow System That Is In Absolute Compliance With DEP Regulations – Saving You Costly Violations Or Loss Of Business
  • Deliver Design Plans To DEP For Approval
  • Our Licensed Master Plumbers Will Professionally Install Your Backflow System To Our Stringent Specifications
  • Perform The Required Annual Testing
  • We Make Backflow Prevention Easy For You    

Maxwell Plumb Meets & Exceeds Backflow Industry Standards. We will handle everything from design and engineering . . . to plan approval, installation, service, repairs and annual testing.

New York City Backflow Compliance Rules & Regulations

To protect New York City’s water supply many businesses are legally mandated to install and maintain approved backflow preventers to avoid contaminated water or chemicals from flowing back into the public drinking water system. If you do not meet the new requirements you are subject to a costly violation of up to $2,000 and possible loss of business.

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Device Installation & Inspection Procedure

The DEP has established the following criteria to install, operate and maintain a proper backflow prevention device:
  1. First, you must hire a Professional Engineer (PE) or Registered Architect (RA) to prepare two sets of backflow prevention plans for your property. These must be submitted with two application forms to DEP’s Cross Connect Control Unit for approval. If approved, the DEP will notify you via mail and return a copy of the plans to your PE or RA.
  2. The backflow prevention device must then be installed in accordance with the DEP-approved plans. Installation must comply with NYC Department of Building's regulations and requirements.
  3. Once installed, the device must be tested by a New York Certified Backflow Prevention Device Tester.
  4. Once testing is completed, a test report must be filed immediately with DEP (within 30 days of device installation). In the event of an improper installation, DEP will notify you or your PE/RA. The device will need to be fixed and then resubmitted for inspection and certification.
  5. Your backflow prevention device must be properly maintained and will be subject to annual testing and inspection by a certified tester.

Avoid a backflow violation notice, call Maxwell today!

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    During a typical New York summer the air can be hot and muggy outside, which can mean excess moisture inside. Excessive indoor humidity is not just uncomfortable, it can lead to unhealthy mold, musty odors and condensation that can damage wood surfaces and paint.

    In today's tight, well insulated homes, excess moisture can make your air conditioner work harder to keep the air cool and dry. To help keep the air dryer, a dehumidifier can be an effective solution.

    How does a dehumidifier work?
    As warm, humid air is blown across a cold coil by a fan, moisture condenses into liquid, which can be removed through a drain pipe. The dry air then passes over a warm coil and is added back into the room. Dehumidifiers are controlled by an instrument called a dehumidistat, which turns the unit on and off depending on the amount of moisture detected in the air. The level of moisture is controlled by a dehumidistat, which turns the unit on and off. A dehumidifier's capacity is measured in pints of water removed every 24 hours.

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    A whole house dehumidifier is designed to work in conjunction with your home's heating and air conditioning system by monitoring and controlling the level of humidity. It operates quietly and is easily maintained by cleaning a filter.

    Have questions about controlling excess humidity in your home? Call Maxwell Plumb, we're here to help.

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