Professional Backflow Prevention Device Services in Maroochydore & Sunshine Coast
At O’Brien Plumbing Maroochydore we can install, test and service a range of backflow prevention devices for domestic and commercial clients throughout the Sunshine Coast.
Our fully qualified and licensed plumbers are endorsed in backflow prevention and can tailor inspection and testing schedules to your needs in order to keep your operations running smoothly.
Backflow prevention devices must be inspected and tested by a licensed plumber at least once every 12 months.
What Is A Backflow Prevention Device?
Backflow prevention devices ensure that our water supply is not contaminated by pollutants that may enter the water supply. These devices prevent the water from flowing back into the water main pipes. This keeps drinking water of both the premise and the community safe and healthy.
Across the Sunshine Coast, there are more than 2,700 properties with backflow devices installed and the Sunshine Coast Council has a statutory obligation to maintain a register for the maintenance and testing of backflow prevention devices.
If you have a backflow prevention device, it is your responsibility to register it with the council and have it inspected and tested at least once annually.
At O’Brien Plumbing Maroochydore, our skilled plumbers are authorised to install backflow devices where necessary and are fully aware of the regulatory obligations. Whether you require installation for residential or commercial properties, our plumbers will ensure all work is completed to the highest standards of workmanship.
Once installed, we will work with you to organise a maintenance and testing schedule that keeps your device compliant.
Backflow Inspection, Testing & Maintenance
O’Brien Plumbing Maroochydore provides backflow prevention testing, problem diagnosis, and repairs to existing installations. We also provide regular testing of your backflow prevention device to ensure that it is maintained to the highest of standards and continue to operate effectively.
Our plumbers will notify you of upcoming annual testing requirements early and work with you to tailor a testing schedule that is convenient for you and your business.
Get In Touch For Expert Backflow Prevention Installation, Testing and Maintenance
O’Brien Plumbing Maroochydore can take care of all your Backflow needs on the Sunshine Coast and surrounding areas! Contact us online or call us on (07) 5493 7330 to discuss your requirements and set up an asset management plan.
What types of backflow prevention devices require testing on the Sunshine Coast?
Types of backflow devices that require annual testing from a licensed and backflow endorsed plumber on the Sunshine Coast include:
- Reduced pressure zone devices (RPZDs)
- Double-check valves
- Single check valves
Why do I need backflow device testing from a licensed Sunshine Coast plumber?
Backflow prevention devices stop contaminants from flowing back into your potable water supply, keeping it healthy and safe to use. Regular testing is required by a fully qualified and licensed Sunshine Coast plumbers under the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2019 to ensure devices in proper working order.
What’s involved in backflow prevention testing?
Backflow prevention testing from licensed plumbers includes checking for signs of damage or malfunction, testing the device is working properly, updating the test tag details, and submitting the results of the test to your local authority within 10 working days.
If your device fails its test, our plumbers will return to fix any issues before retesting the device again.