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Backflow Prevention

The proper backflow protection is vital to your family’s health. This is how the state defines a situation requiring protection: “Any Irrigation system connected to a potable water source shall be protected against backflow by a backflow device.”

How does “backflow” happen in the first place?

The main water supply line should only ever flow in one direction: into your home.

A sudden change in temperature often causes expansion within any type of pipe material that carries liquids under high pressures such as those found on city plumbing systems. When this happens, it’s not uncommon for fluids like water to flow back into other parts where they are no longer wanted to cause leaks which lead to costly repairs but also unsafe conditions for anyone who may come across them.

For example, backflow can happen when there is a break in the main water line or when a fire hydrant is opened for use. When this happens pressure may be lost and as result, it will no longer push forward into your home but flow back to the city’s water lines.

When this happens, backflow can contaminate the public drinking supply with:

-Human waste
-Fertilizers/pesticides
-Soap from sinks/dishwashers/showers
-Chlorine from pools/spas

In New Jersey, there are only two (2) devices allowed by the State for correct backflow protection and they are used for different situations. One is a Pressure Vacuum Breaker (PVB) and the other is a Reduced Pressure Vacuum Breaker (RPVB).

PVB is called for when the device can be installed twelve (12) inches above the highest sprinkler head. The RPVB is to be used when the device is less than twelve (12) inches above the highest sprinkler head along with some installation restrictions. The majority of installations require the PVB and it is the standard of the industry.

Please be sure that the contractor you have gotten an estimate from is giving you a price that has the proper backflow device included. Also, please be sure that the contractor is State Certified. A State Certified Landscape Irrigation Contractor is required to display his Certification number on his trucks.

We have passed all State requirements and maintain current certifications.

Our Certified Landscape Irrigation Contractors CLIC # 221609

Backflow Certification Lic #8067 

Based on 797 reviews.
Tayfun Ozturk
Tayfun Ozturk
2022-05-25
They made new poly line installation from valve box to the first head on zone and also replaced some leaking rotary heads. They were very professional. Special thanks to Service Manager Shaddy and Technician Lucio for their help. East Brunswick, NJ
Jeff Reid
Jeff Reid
2022-05-20
The team from EcoSystems was very professional. They did a fantastic job installing my lawn sprinklers and answering my questions. Outstanding job and Highly Recommended!
Camille Beaudoin
Camille Beaudoin
2022-04-21
I am completely satisfied with the service I receive. Always polite. Pleasant and professional.
Kim Shelters
Kim Shelters
2022-04-20
Had outdoor lighting installed Professional and great customer service!
Jim Mager
Jim Mager
2022-04-19
100% recommended. From start to finish they were professional and responsive. The sprinkler installation was outstanding. They continue to provide outstanding customer service every time I need them.
Jennifer Gibbs
Jennifer Gibbs
2022-04-19
Not great service. We used them for opening our system. Charged $65 to replace one sprinkler head. And it sprays half our driveway now. And they didn't bother to dig out any sprinklers that got covered by dirt over the winter so they sit uneven and half covered. Opening is such an easy job and it seems that that work was too much for them. Update: i increased from 2 stars to 3 for now because they offered to come out this season to open the system and I will update on any improved services. I simply want even coverage as some sprinkler heads get covered over winter and our previous companies would ensure that. Update They did come back out an did a free opening. Much better service. Adjusted heads and ensured all were in working order. Updated to 4 stars for that service. It would be great if they cut the overgrown grass around the sprinkler heads as they get covered over. So I still have to do that myself.
Middletown Spine And Joint Care
Middletown Spine And Joint Care
2022-04-13
Just started using this company..i was immediately impressed...they let me know they were on their way...they were on time. And they were extremely professional. I have used other companies over the years who seemed to do half the job and were not very courteous. The men who came to my home today were couteous..in uniforms and informed me what would be done...the people in their office are also very friendly..wish i would have found them years ago...I highly recommend this company. You wont regret it!!!

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