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Backflow Testing & Installation Services AquaFlush

Backflow testing and installation is required in most households in Sydney at some level of protection to be able to prevent unclean water in a household from contaminating the water supply connected in the entire area. It is a responsibility of a property owner to have a functioning backflow prevention device in their household, tested and certified annually to ensure that it will not endanger and compromise the entire water supply in their neighbourhood. AquaFlush Professional and Plumbing Services is a certified plumbing contractor that checks, inspects, installs and certifies backflow systems in household and commercial buildings located Sydney wide.

What is backflow testing?

Business and property owners are required to have an annual backflow test performed every year. A certified plumbing company is required to perform the test. Backflow testing takes around 30 to 40 minutes to complete, if no issues in the plumbing systems have been identified during the test. The valves are required to be tested with a specific procedure dependant on the type of device to check for any irregularities. A form of the backflow test is submitted to the local authority to ensure that a property complied with the correct standard and no code violations were observed.

How does backflow testing work?

Backflow testing is a process that determines if the backflow device in your water system is operational and preventing the “backflow” or movement of water backwards into the water main system. If it does, you will need to replace or repair your backflow systems. When water from pressurized water taps flows in the opposite direction, it may compromise the safety of the entire water supply system.

The water that flows back to the water supply is not drinkable and will endanger the rest of the supply in the area. The law requires properties and homes to have a working backflow system, tested and certified annually to prevent this.

Backflow in the water systems is usually due to a water main break or high consumption of water creating a vacuum and drawing water back into the main. The use of water hydrants as well as other testing tools is necessary to ensure that a backflow is not present, or bound to happen in your water systems. 

Booking for a backflow testing service is usually required after receiving a letter from the local authority, requiring a property or business owner to conduct and submit the results of a backflow test. Most state regulations in Australia require backflow testing annually. Most properties will be informed a month ahead of the due date for the certification to be submitted. After the backflow systems are tested and certified, the licensed backflow accreditted company will be the one who will file and send the report to the authority who required it.

Prior to the actual backflow testing service, the licensed plumbing company and its staff will be required to do the following;

  • Request for permission from the owner of the property, or a representative for the water supply to be shut off. If the backflow device to be tested supplies a fire hydrant, the appropriate authorities are required to be notified before turning off the water supply.
  • The licensed plumber is also required to observe and record the current conditions of the backflow device assembly as well as the surrounding area. Some authorities require a set of specific standards pertaining to the condition, location of the backflow device and its surroundings that may affect or compromise its functionality. 
  • The backflow accrediited company will record and verify the manufacturer, model, serial number, size and the location of the backflow device all with the results of the tests.

The Backflow Testing Process

The backflow testing process begins after the required documentations and formalities are completed. The main objective of the test is to determine if backflow is present in the system does the device perform its duty of preventing or discharging the backflow prior to it entering the main supply. If it does and tests within the parameters required for the individual type of device, the device will be certified as working and compliant to local authority regulations. If backflow is not prevented during the test or the device fails to meet the required test perameters, the issue that causes the backflow device failure will be determined and fixed. When the issue is fixed the backflow device in the property will be certified as compliant.

An accredited backflow plumber is always required to carry out and certify any backflow works or testing. He will be responsible for identifying the type of device, category of protection it resides under and relevant testing procedure and parameters required.

Below are the basic criteria that should be met to be able to pass the testing process:

  • All valves are working correctly and in good condition.
  • Airports are operating when they should be and closing as required
  • Relief valves opening between the desired testing parameters and  the check valves closing tight with the required back pressure.

Preparations are not required from the property owner prior to the backflow testing. They can however turn off all the water supply in the property while the licensed plumber is performing the test. They should be able to provide an alternative source of water while the backflow testing is being conducted.

Do I need a professional for backflow testing services?

A professional and licensed backflow accredited plumber is required by law to perform backflow testing and certification Sydney wide and in other states in Australia. If you are in need of backflow device installation, regular maintenance or backflow testing and certification in Sydney, you can book an appointment with AquaFlush Professional Plumbing Services. We are one of the top-rated and accredited backflow plumbing professionals Sydney wide with accreditation from the Sydney Water. We provide a one-time guarantee in all our works and test results are guaranteed within 24 hours after testing. 

If you would like to schedule and book your annual backflow test with AquaFlush, call our 24/7 customer service hotline at (02) 9705 7806. Our team of professional and licensed plumbers cover all areas in backflow prevention Sydney wide and nearby areas. Contact AquaFlush Professional Plumbing Services for all your backflow device installation, annual testing and certification needs.

Backflow Testing & Installation Services AquaFlush

Backflow testing and installation is required in most households in Sydney at some level of protection to be able to prevent unclean water in a household from contaminating the water supply connected in the entire area. It is a responsibility of a property owner to have a functioning backflow prevention device in their household, tested and certified annually to ensure that it will not endanger and compromise the entire water supply in their neighbourhood. AquaFlush Professional and Plumbing Services is a certified plumbing contractor that checks, inspects, installs and certifies backflow systems in household and commercial buildings located Sydney wide.

What is backflow testing?

Business and property owners are required to have an annual backflow test performed every year. A certified plumbing company is required to perform the test. Backflow testing takes around 30 to 40 minutes to complete, if no issues in the plumbing systems have been identified during the test. The valves are required to be tested with a specific procedure dependant on the type of device to check for any irregularities. A form of the backflow test is submitted to the local authority to ensure that a property complied with the correct standard and no code violations were observed.

How does backflow testing work?

Backflow testing is a process that determines if the backflow device in your water system is operational and preventing the “backflow” or movement of water backwards into the water main system. If it does, you will need to replace or repair your backflow systems. When water from pressurized water taps flows in the opposite direction, it may compromise the safety of the entire water supply system.

The water that flows back to the water supply is not drinkable and will endanger the rest of the supply in the area. The law requires properties and homes to have a working backflow system, tested and certified annually to prevent this.

Backflow in the water systems is usually due to a water main break or high consumption of water creating a vacuum and drawing water back into the main. The use of water hydrants as well as other testing tools is necessary to ensure that a backflow is not present, or bound to happen in your water systems. 

Booking for a backflow testing service is usually required after receiving a letter from the local authority, requiring a property or business owner to conduct and submit the results of a backflow test. Most state regulations in Australia require backflow testing annually. Most properties will be informed a month ahead of the due date for the certification to be submitted. After the backflow systems are tested and certified, the licensed backflow accredited company will be the one who will file and send the report to the authority who required it.

Prior to the actual backflow testing service, the licensed plumbing company and its staff will be required to do the following:

  • Request for permission from the owner of the property, or a representative for the water supply to be shut off. If the backflow device to be tested supplies a fire hydrant, the appropriate authorities are required to be notified before turning off the water supply.
  • The licensed plumber is also required to observe and record the current conditions of the backflow device assembly as well as the surrounding area. Some authorities require a set of specific standards pertaining to the condition, location of the backflow device and its surroundings that may affect or compromise its functionality.
  • The backflow accredited company will record and verify the manufacturer, model, serial number, size and the location of the backflow device all with the results of the tests.

The Backflow Testing Process

The backflow testing process begins after the required documentations and formalities are completed. The main objective of the test is to determine if backflow is present in the system does the device perform its duty of preventing or discharging the backflow prior to it entering the main supply. If it does and tests within the parameters required for the individual type of device, the device will be certified as working and compliant to local authority regulations. If backflow is not prevented during the test or the device fails to meet the required test parameters, the issue that causes the backflow device failure will be determined and fixed. When the issue is fixed the backflow device in the property will be certified as compliant.

An accredited backflow plumber is always required to carry out and certify any backflow works or testing. He will be responsible for identifying the type of device, category of protection it resides under and relevant testing procedure and parameters required.

Below are the basic criteria that should be met to be able to pass the testing process:

  • All valves are working correctly and in good condition.
  • Airports are operating when they should be and closing as required
  • Relief valves opening between the desired testing parameters and  the check valves closing tight with the required back pressure.

Preparations are not required from the property owner prior to the backflow testing. They can however turn off all the water supply in the property while the licensed plumber is performing the test. They should be able to provide an alternative source of water while the backflow testing is being conducted.

Do I need a professional for backflow testing services?

A professional and licensed backflow accredited plumber is required by law to perform backflow testing and certification Sydney wide and in other states in Australia. If you are in need of backflow device installation, regular maintenance or backflow testing and certification in Sydney, you can book an appointment with AquaFlush Professional Plumbing Services. We are one of the top-rated and accredited backflow plumbing professionals Sydney wide with accreditation from the Sydney Water. We provide a one-time guarantee in all our works and test results are guaranteed within 24 hours after testing. 

If you would like to schedule and book your annual backflow test with AquaFlush, call our 24/7 customer service hotline at (02) 9705 7806. Our team of professional and licensed plumbers cover all areas in backflow prevention Sydney wide and nearby areas. Contact AquaFlush Professional Plumbing Services for all your backflow device installation, annual testing and certification needs.

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