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Backflow Prevention Device Testing Brisbane, Logan & Redland

If you’re looking for a backflow testing plumber in Brisbane, Logan, or Redland, look no further than Purity Plumbing. We are experts in backflow prevention device testing and have experience across various residential and commercial properties.

Backflow testing is to ensure that wastewater is not flowing in the wrong direction, potentially contaminating the water supply. It is the law, in accordance with the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2018, to have an accredited backflow plumber complete annual backflow testing at your property. This is vital to ensure your safety and your water quality.

By engaging our certified plumbers at Purity Plumbing, you can rest assured that your backflow prevention device will be tested to the highest industry standards and we will submit the relevant reports to your local Council.

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What is a Backflow Prevention Device?

A backflow prevention device serves as a valve designed to block the backward flow of potentially hazardous polluted water from entering and polluting our potable drinking water supply.

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Backflow Prevention Device

What is Backflow Testing?

Backflow testing is the process of testing a backflow prevention device that is installed in residential, commercial and industrial properties. You are required to have your backflow prevention device tested, examined and certified.

Backflow testing is essential for the prevention of contaminated water from going back into the clean water supply lines. You are required to have your backflow prevention device tested on an annual basis, by a certified backflow plumber, in order to ensure that the device is working correctly and correctly diverting contaminated water away from the clean water supply.

Our professional backflow plumbers will use a range specialist tools and techniques to conduct the testing. During the process, we will check the pressure loss, inlet and outlet pressure and also inspect the plumbing for signs of leakage. It is an important process which can only be performed by a certified plumber to ensure the backflow device is in good working order, adhering to local safety regulations, and that your water supply is safe.

What Are My Backflow Prevention Testing Responsibilities?

It is important to understand your responsibilities when it comes to backflow prevention and ensuring the safety of your plumbing system. According to the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2018, homes and businesses with backflow prevention devices, within Queensland, must ensure your plumbing systems comply with relevant regulations.

One of the key elements of backflow prevention is the schedule of annual tests which should be performed by a certified backflow plumber. This test helps to identify and prevent the risk of contamination, and any abnormalities or deficiencies. By taking this step, you can help to ensure that your system is safe and is compliant with regulations.

If you are a business within Queensland, it is important to check that you are meeting all your legal obligations when it comes to backflow prevention, and ensure that you have scheduled your annual backflow prevention tests. The best way to ensure your backflow test is completed by the due date, is to arrange an annual testing schedule with Purity Plumbing.

Following your backflow inspection and testing, our backflow plumbing professionals will promptly send a government mandated Backflow Prevention Test Report to your Council within a 10 day timeframe. Additionally, we will coordinate an annual schedule for testing all your backflow prevention systems.

Installations That Require Backflow Testing

A backflow prevention device that requires testing, may be present on your property if you have any of the following:

  • Irrigation system
  • Fire hydrants or fire hose reels
  • Water outlets near pollutants or chemicals
  • Another water supply
  • Equipment or industrial processes that can compromise the quality of drinking water, such as chemical cleaning facilities, cooling towers for air conditioners etc.

Commercial Properties Requiring Backflow Testing

  • Schools and daycare
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping centres
  • Hotels
  • Hospitals
  • Sports centres and swimming pools
  • Any industrial setting where chemicals are stored and utilised
  • Residential apartment blocks
  • Aged care facilities
  • and many more!

Backflow Prevention Devices Requiring Annual Testing

Types of backflow prevention devices that require yearly testing include:

  • Air Gap
  • Break Tank
  • Single Check Valves
  • Dual Check Valves
  • Reduced Pressure Zone (RPZ) Valves
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Local Backflow Testing Brisbane Specialists

Speak to one of our friendly Purity Plumbing team members about testing backflow prevention devices in your home or business, call our team today at 0432 074 459 or fill in our online enquiry form.