Installing backflow prevention devices is vital to keep your house’s water safe and contamination-free. A backflow device comprises a valve that only lets water flow in one direction, a break tank, and an air gap. These prevent the water supply systems from flowing backwards.
Your drinking water supply and water quality can be compromised without a backflow prevention valve, posing several health risks. Our professional and licensed plumbers can inspect your current backflow prevention system or discuss backflow device installation at Fixed Today in Sydney.
Backflow is a serious issue that can cause contamination of the water supply and endanger health when the water from the property flows backwards. It can also create havoc on your entire plumbing system and manifest in problems like leaking toilets. It’s essential to prevent backflow from happening in your home or business. Several types of backflow prevention devices are different types of backflow prevention devices available, and each one is best suited for a particular situation.
What Is Backflow?
Backflow occurs when water flowing through your property flows back into your pipes. For example, water may travel back into the mains when there is a pressure difference in a water supply (back pressure backflow and back siphonage backflow). In the event of a backflow, contaminated water can be delivered to your home, rendering it unfit for use and consumption. In this case, you need to talk to your local plumber about backflow prevention devices.
Why Is Backflow Prevention Important?
Contaminated water can endanger health and have severe consequences associated with it. Sydney backflow prevention is imperative to prevent unwanted contaminants from entering our water supply. A simple backflow prevention device is sufficient for residential properties. But for properties or businesses with more extensive water supply requirements, an unmetered water connection or those with a higher risk of contaminating the water supply must have a separate backflow device installed. We recommend hiring a professional to perform annual backflow prevention and test backflow prevention devices, especially the valve, break tank and air gap, to ensure your drinking water is of the highest quality.
Failure to comply with Sydney backflow prevention and individual backflow devices may result in legal consequences for some commercial properties. With your backflow prevention device installed, you can go ahead and continue with the business. Talk to our plumbing team about getting your backflow device tested annually.
What Are The Factors Causing A Backflow?
Your backflow preventer is damaged.
A backflow preventer is a check valve that can hinder sewage or wastewater from flowing back from its source. The valve on a backflow preventer controls the direction of the water and ensures that it will not cause a reverse flow of water from unsafe sources.
And so, if you’ve got a damaged backflow preventer or suddenly it malfunctions, there will be no stopping wastewater from flowing back into the shower drain, kitchen sink, and toilet. Contact a fully licensed plumber for this plumbing emergency and avoid potential contamination.
You’ve got faulty system parts.
If a finger hurts, the whole body can feel it. So if you’ve got faulty plumbing system parts, expect the flow to be defective.
The transfer and movement of wastewater are made possible through a solid sewer line. If these lines suddenly get broken, you’ve got a big problem on your hands. There’s a big possibility that the water will come back to the main areas of your plumbing.
If there are random leaks in your basement, check for backflow. This is usually an indicator, including leaks and foul odour in sinks and toilets. This needs urgent attention.
Hire a leak detection service for damaged sewer lines to determine signs of cracks and fissures. Without fixing these damages, the backflow issue will continue along with massive flooding in the property.
You have a problematic backflow source.
It could be that your city or local sanitation system is problematic, triggering the backflow.
As homeowners, if this happens, please submit a backflow test report or contact the utility company immediately to find a solution to this problem. And be sure to have the assistance of a plumbing company to help you check, maintain, and clean the plumbing system.
Fixed Today’s Backflow Prevention Sydney Process
By calling Fixed Today’s backflow prevention services, you can be assured that our accredited backflow plumber will:
- Undertake backflow prevention testing and an assessment of the property and your Sydney water supply
- Selecting the most suitable backflow prevention device depending on your hazard rating (low hazard or high hazard)
- Installation of backflow devices
- A Compliance Certificate of Completion and a backflow prevention device inspection report
- Provide competitive prices
We can also test backflow devices to ensure they are working efficiently. We recommend annual backflow device testing. This will allow us to check if your backflow prevention device is still at par with its required functions.
For excellent service you can trust and further information about backflow prevention, call our highly recommended team at Fixed Today Plumbing. We install, maintain and test backflow devices for residential and commercial clients daily.
Get In Touch
Contact our backflow plumbers to discuss your backflow testing and device options. With this backflow device, you will never have to worry about infested water again and contaminating your water supply system.
Besides installing a backflow prevention containment device and backflow prevention testing, we offer various plumbing services, including serious plumbing like clearing a blocked drain, low water pressure, and even hot water systems.
To make your water system safe for you and your family, contact the licensed plumbers at Fixed Today for your backflow prevention needs and ask for a free quote for your annual testing.