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Backflow Valves Testing - Brisbane Gold Coast

Flo-Rite Plumbing is a specialised plumbing company in the field of backflow testing, backflow prevention, backflow valve testing, backflow certification, backflow repairs and backflow valve maintenance. We test, certify and repair backflow valves and devices through our Brisbane and Gold Coast offices. It is our aim to provide good reliable service at the most competitive price. Our 30 years of experience in the business of backflow installation and backflow testing of backflow prevention devices or backflow valves allow Flo-Rite Plumbing to keep both backflow valve testing and backflow repair costs to a minimum. We also send our clients reminders of the upcoming date of their annual inspection and backflow testing requirements from there local authority.backflow testing valves certification repairs brisbane gold coast

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

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 to the local authorities water supply system.

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

Only licensed plumbers with backflow prevention accreditation issued by a registered
training organisation can, test and commission backflow valves.

Should you require further information, please email Flo-Rite Plumbings Backflow team.                               

Backflow Valves Annual Testing                                                                                   

The need for 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 licensed plumber will need to test all of your devices.
After testing your device Flo-Rite Plumbing will give you a yellow copy of the Backflow Prevention Device Inspection and Maintenance Report. The original will be sent to your local authority within 2 days of testing 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 vacume 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

These include:                                                   
•    chemical plants                            
•    pest control companies
•    market gardeners
•    golf courses/sporting ovals
•    caravan parks
•    greywater treatment systems
•    metal processing plants
•    paint manufacturers
•    laundries
•    nurseries
•    residential properties with rainwater storage

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

Contact us with an Online enquiry or call us now on Brisbane 1300 785 989 or Gold Coast 5536 8043


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