Back Flow Testing
Backflow is a plumbing term that is used to detail the flow of the water within the pipes that is continuing to fall or moving in the wrong direction. This could possibly threaten the public and private water supply as the backflows are basically caused by ‘cross-connections’; these are connections between safe drinking water supply and possible sources of contamination. Many homes have the potential hazard to cross connect and that is the result of backflows occurring throughout the pipework.
For the backflow to occur the private property water supply is lost or is at low pressure due to the pipe work may be faulty or may be cracked or damaged releasing some of the pressure moving the water along the piping system. This is how potential contaminates can enter the piping system and thus causing the water flowing back to the utility service mains.
At Plumfast we want to ensure your safety from harmful contamination, which is why we suggest and recommend installing a backflow prevention system. The device prevents the reverse of the water flow, stopping contaminates from entering the water supply; these devices are often registered with the Office of the Technical Regulator (OTR) in accordance with Building Code requirements.