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Reliable Annual Backflow Testing Services Brisbane

What is backflow? Backflow can occur when the water pressure in your property is higher than the mains water supply. It creates a vacuum and causes back siphonage which can contaminate the mains water supply and lead to water-borne diseases.

Regular testing and maintenance of backflow prevention devices prevent the mains water supply from getting contaminated. We are fully accredited, licensed and insured backflow plumbers. Our comprehensive backflow prevention device services include testing, installation, repairs and maintenance. Book our expert backflow plumbers today.

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Types of backflow prevention devices

  • Double Check Valve or Dual Check Valve (DCV)
  • Reduced Pressure Zone Valve (RPZ)
  • Single Check Valve
  • Vacuum Breaker Valve

Do you need a backflow prevention device?

Backflow prevention devices need to be fitted in properties which have been assessed as a risk of contaminating the mains water supply:

  • Air conditioning towers
  • Restaurants
  • Swimming Pools
  • Funeral Homes
  • Car wash companies
  • Laundry facilities and Dry Cleaners
  • Shops
  • Factories, chemical manufacturing plants
  • Boilers and Steam Pipes
  • Hotels
  • Irrigation systems
  • Fire hose reels or hydrants
  • Underground rainwater tank

Our backflow testing services

We provide a range of backflow testing services like:

  • Installation of backflow devices and valves
  • Annual backflow prevention test inspection and maintenance report
  • Submission of report to the Brisbane City Council
  • Test and maintain backflow valves of all makes and models of brands like Wilkins, Febco, Conbraco, Tyco, Watts, Flomatic, Caleffi, Ames, Hersey, etc.
  • Different valves like Repair backflow devices and valves

When do you need backflow testing?

Brisbane Council maintains a list of backflow devices installed in the area. Under Queensland government plumbing legislations, the backflow devices need to be registered with the council. They also need to be inspected annually by a licensed backflow plumber. Failure to comply with the regulations can lead to penalty.

Looking for an endorsed backflow plumber?

Our backflow plumbers can conduct the annual backflow testing for you and submit the report to the local council. If you have received a notice from the council, contact Brisbane Plumbing and Drainage today on 1300 616 203 or complete our online job booking form

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Plumber FAQ

Dangers of flexible hose?

Did you know that burst Flexi hoses can leak up to 1500 litres of water per hour?

Flexi hoses can be a ticking time bomb and unless maintained regularly they can cause irreversible water damage to your house.

According to reports by insurance companies -NRMA, Budget Direct, RACQ, IAG - Flexi hoses are the primary cause of internal flooding in homes.

There have been many instances wherein the Flexi hose burst while the residents were asleep. To their surprise, the whole house was flooded when they woke up. 1 out of 5 liquid claim to insurance companies is due to a burst flexi hose and the water damage claims can reach up to nearly $400,000. The damage caused by these leaky hoses can be very costly to fix and is totally preventable with regular maintenance.

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In every case, your local emergency plumber will ask you a series of questions when you call to get an idea of the problem over the phone to ensure they are ready to deal with your issue when they arrive.

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Are you constantly experiencing low water pressure from your showerheads and faucets? There may be a small plumbing problem within your home that is to blame for the lack of water pressure in your fixtures. In residential plumbing, a water pump can be used to generate pressure in the water supply pipes to move clean water to fixtures, when the force of gravity cannot be utilised due to the location of the fixture or residence. This water transportation process contains many various components, some of which may be the cause of low water pressure in your home. This article will inform you of the possible causes of low water pressure and some practical solutions to the problems.

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