Flo-Rite Plumbing. Specialist in Hot Water Systems in Brisbane and the Gold Coast
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Backflow Valve Testing Brisbane - Gold Coast  1300 785 989

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Flo-Rite Plumbing specialises in the field of Backflow

Backflow prevention, backflow valve testing, backflow certification, backflow repairs and backflow valve maintenance.
Flo-Rite Plumbing Services certify and repair backflow valves and devices throughout Brisbane and Gold Coast.
With 36 years experience in backflow installation & backflow testing, we can keep backflow repair costs to a minimum.
Our clients are sent reminders of the upcoming date of their annual inspection required by the local authority.
Properly maintained backflow prevention devices are critical elements for safe drinking water systems.

Backflow Prevention Devices

All properties connected to South East Queenslands Water's supply must install a backflow prevention device appropriate
to the property's hazard rating.
This reduces the risk of any contamination from a property flowing back through the connections into the local authorities
water supply system.

Only licensed plumbers can test and install backflow prevention valve's or containment device's.

Backflow Valves Annual Testing                                                                                   

If a backflow valve is defective or faulty, it may:
Not prevent a contaminated source entering the drinking water supply.
Cause water to be wasted through leaking devices.
Impact on the water pressure supplying to your property.

How to have your Backflow Prevention Device or Backflow Valves Tested

A backflow prevention accredited plumber will test all of your devices.
After testing your device we will supply a copy of the Backflow Prevention Device Inspection and Maintenance Report.
The original will be sent to your local authority to ensure customer compliance with government backflow prevention requirements.

How does backflow occur?

The water supply system is designed to ensure that water flows to your property under pressure. If this pressure is not maintained, there is a chance that water could be drawn backwards into the water main.

Water pressure can be affected when:
•    there is a break in the water main
•    water is being pumped from the main water supply during a fire
•    a customer is using water at a higher pressure than the pressure supplied by the Local Water Authority
•    heavy water use downstream reduces water pressure upstream
•    the water outlet at the property is higher than the water main, causing constant back pressure.

There is a risk to public health if there is a cross connection between your water supply and a contaminated source.
If there is a pressure drop in the water main, a vacuum could be created in the water supply system.
Under certain conditions this creates a siphoning effect and draws liquid from a contaminated source back into the drinking water supply.
A number of different property types pose a particular risk to public health through cross connections.

Properly installed and maintained backflow prevention devices or valves are critical elements of safe drinking water systems in our communities.

Contact us now on Brisbane 1300 785 989 or Gold Coast 0403 600 293

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