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Backflow occurs when the water pressure of your home or business property plumbing drops below the pressure at the mains. This causes the water in your supply pipes to flow in the wrong direction. As a result, the water is flowing back into the water supply pipes, which can mix pollutants with the freshwater. Once the water has been contaminated in your property in Brisbane and Ipswich it can cause serious sickness or death.
This means that it is required for properties to have a backflow prevention device and industrial areas have to have theirs regularly maintained and tested.
Backflow issues can affect any business or property in Brisbane and Ipswich . There are a variety of causes for backflow to occur such as a burst or ruptured water main, an excessive demand during a fire-fighting operation, a cross-connected bore pump system with the internal water plumbing system.
One of the ways Backflow of pollutants can be prevented is through the installation of an averting-valve, a one-way device that stops water moving backwards through the pipes.
These devices (in industrial areas) are legally required to have regular maintenance and testing to ensure they are operating correctly and their effectiveness has not deteriorated due to age or wear.
WE OFFER BACKFLOW TESTING IN Brisbane and Ipswich.
For all Commercial and industrial properties that have Restricted Pressure Zone Device (RPZD) system installed, the Water Corporation requires testing to be carried out every 12 months on the system by an accredited Back Flow Testing agent, using a calibrated testing device.
The fully qualified plumbers at BTP Plumbing can test and repair all backflow prevention devices for your Brisbane property.
There are three common backflow prevention device’s used in Brisbane and Ipswich, these include:
Our experienced plumbers can provide a risk assessment for the potential for backflow on the property. After this, we will be able to provide an estimate of what is required to ensure that you have safe, fresh, and clean water and avoid contamination from backflow. By identifying the backflow risk rating at your property BTP PLUMBING can determine the best type of backflow prevention device or system for your property.
While testing the backflow prevention system in Brisbane and Ipswich the water will be required to be turned off. Our plumbers will work with you to determine the best time to reduce any inconvenience and ensure that the water is turned off for the shortest time possible.
Businesses within industrial and commercial areas should ensure that their backflow system or device is correctly installed and maintained by calling us for a low-cost backflow test.
If you would like to find out more about backflow or would like to book in our backflow prevention and testing service in Brisbane and Ipswich contact us on - 0420 647 269