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Protecting Your Water Supply: Backflow Prevention Testing in Sydney

Regular testing of backflow prevention devices is essential for ensuring that your plumbing system is working properly. Backflow prevention devices allow water to enter the property’s supply system through the water meter, which also prevents water from flowing back in the opposite direction.

These devices are subject to wear and tear over time and need to be serviced or replaced when necessary to ensure your water supply remains safe for consumption. When it comes to backflow prevention testing in Sydney, it’s recommended at least once a year to prevent contamination of your potable water supply.

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What Does the Term ‘Backflow’ Mean?

The term backflow refers to potentially contaminated, non-potable water flowing in the opposite direction and entering your drinkable water supply. If this happens and you consume contaminated water, you could experience many health issues ranging from gastrointestinal issues to a decreased immune system and more.

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Where Does Backflow Happen?

Backflow happens in the water pipes, often when there’s a burst or frozen pipe, when the pipes get backed up, or when there’s a sudden drop in the water pressure.

What are the Reasons for a Backflow?

Reduced water pressure in the pipes allows contaminated water to be drawn back into your water supply system. This can happen under the following circumstances:

  • A burst water pipe in your surrounding area
  • Usage of water at a higher pressure than normal
  • Firefighters using water from the main water supply

In Sydney, increased demand from the main water system often reduces the water supply and pressure to your property, which could cause a backflow.

What are the Main Causes of Reduced Water Pressure?

The root cause of backflow is a reduced water supply pressure, which creates a negative pressure that allows contaminated water to be siphoned into the drinking water supply. Reduced water pressure can happen due to a number of factors, such as the following:

  • Back Siphonage- A typical example of the ‘Venturi effect’, back siphonage is equivalent to sucking liquid through a straw. Back siphonage happens as a result of reduced pressure in the pipes due to an interruption in the water supply. Examples of these interruptions include a main break or repair or increased water velocity (speed) due to a heavy draw on water such as fire fighting.
  • Backpressure- Backpressure backflow is a consequence of the system operating under higher pressure than the pressure within the water distribution main. This increased pressure forces contaminants from the water system into the potable water supply. Common causes of backpressure backflow include improperly equipped hot water heaters, pumps, elevated piping, or other equipment attached to the potable water system that’s operating under pressure.

Why Choose Active Plumbing for Your Annual Backflow Prevention Testing in Sydney

Regular backflow prevention testing and maintenance by licensed plumbing professionals allows you to avoid problems in your plumbing system, and more importantly, prevent health issues from consuming contaminated water. Proper testing will detect potential leaks, possible contaminants in your water supply, and water pressure issues.

If you are looking for a reliable company for backflow prevention testing in Sydney, you can trust Active Plumbing for various reasons:

  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee- As a demonstration of our dedication to customer satisfaction, we provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee on our workmanship and parts for all services.
  • Certified for Backflow Prevention Testing- Our plumbers are professionally trained and certified in installing and testing backflow prevention devices. You can trust us to carry out the necessary maintenance or repairs in compliance with government regulations.
  • Licensed and Insured- Our fully licensed and insured plumbers are specialists in their field, renowned for immaculate workmanship and outstanding customer service.
  • Service Within 1 Hour- For general plumbing issues, our friendly and experienced plumbers will be with you usually within 1 hour of receiving your call.
  • 24/7 Emergency Support- Active Plumbing is your most trusted partner for backflow prevention testing in Sydney, providing 24/7 expert assistance to address your issues.

For more information on our backflow prevention testing services, call Active Plumbing for a FREE consultation today!

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