Backflow occurs when water flows in the wrong direction through your supply pipes. As a result, the drinking and bathing water you use becomes contaminated with pollutants, leading to serious illness if not dealt with quickly.
To stop backflow from happening, you need approved backflow prevention devices, a special valve that prevents the water in your pipes from running backward.
If your water pressure drops below the mains and the water in your pipes tries to travel backwards, the valve shuts off the water so it cannot become contaminated.
You are legally required to install a backflow prevention device for certain businesses in WA. If you fail to comply with these standards, you can be heavily penalised.
Backflow prevention devices should be tested annually by a licensed plumber who will complete and submit a report to the Water Corporation to confirm that your device complies with WA legislation.
With backflow prevention devices, you can rest assured that your home or businesses water supply is free from nasty contaminants and pollutants.
Woolf Plumbing & Gas is an accredited backflow testing agent. We can use a calibrated testing device to attend to your commercial and industrial properties and carry out the necessary tests.
Your safety is paramount to us — if we find a problem with your backflow device, we will do all we can to rectify the issue or recommend the best course of action.
For peace of mind that your backflow prevention devices are perfectly operational and your water is safe, get in touch with us to arrange backflow testing.
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