Backflow Prevention Device Testing & Installation
Do you have a Backflow Prevention Device installed on the water meter at your property? Have you recently received a letter from Council about servicing one of these valves?
At O’Brien Plumbing & Roofing Port Macquarie, we offer expert backflow prevention services in Port Macquarie. If dirty water has been flowing out of your taps, you may be experiencing backflow problems. By enlisting the services of our expert local plumbers, you can ensure that your water supply remains safe and clean at all times.
For many businesses and commercial properties, regular backflow prevention testing is an important safety requirement.
With fully licensed and qualified backflow prevention testing, we’ll help you ensure you your backflow valves are installed, tested and maintained properly.
Get help from our backflow prevention experts in Port Macquarie today! Request a booking online or call us by phone today.
How Backflow Contamination Occurs
Backflow contamination takes places when the water pressure in a supply line causes water to flow in the reverse direction.
This change in pressure is usually caused when the water at a given property is higher than that of the main or if the main pressure drops significantly.
When water flows in reverse, hazardous substances such as debris, chemicals, pollutants, bacteria, and more can find their way into fresh public water supplies.
This is a very serious public health risk and, as well as risking the health and wellbeing of people in your local area, could result in you or your business facing ruinous legal consequences.
Clearly, therefore, it is very important that you prevent any backflow problems from occurring by having your plumbing serviced by experts on a regular basis.
How We Protect Your Property From Backflow
To prevent backflow, you will need to have a special prevention device fitted to any freshwater pipes on your property.
This is something our skilled team of experts will be able to do quickly and at a time that suits your schedule.
Once this prevention device has been installed, it will need to be serviced on a regular basis to prevent future issues and to test for any damage.
Remember that although backflow issues are unlikely to be your fault, they are your responsibility.
Ethically minded property owners should remember to book a plumber to conduct backflow prevention services on a regular basis.
How Often Do You Need To Conduct Backflow Prevention Services?
The answer to this question will depend on the level of risk your property presents to the main public water supply.
Clients with a medium to high hazard level, for example, will need to hire plumbing services on at least an annual basis.
Those with a lower hazard rating can usually require less frequent testing sessions.
Please be aware, however, that you cannot assess your hazard risk by yourself. Our fully licensed and qualified plumbers will do that for you when your backflow device is installed.
If you’re wondering whether you need a backflow protection device in the first place, please reach out to discuss your situation.
Many properties require such devices if they involve large-scale commercial or public operations.
This could include, amongst other things, fire service systems, industrial facilities, manufacturing plants, large restaurants, building sites, and swimming pools.
Get In Touch With Backflow Experts You Can Trust
At O’Brien Plumbing & Roofing, all of our plumbing experts are fully vetted, licensed and accredited.
This means that they are able to provide high-quality and speedy installation services, as well as regular testing that leaves no stone unturned to ensure your water supply remains fresh and operating well.
For more information about backflow prevention in Port Macquarie or to book an appointment, or call us by phone.