BACK-FLOW PREVENTION DEVICE TESTING & MAINTENANCE

BACK-FLOW PREVENTION DEVICE TESTING & MAINTENANCE

Introduction to Backflow Prevention

The term backflow means an unwanted flow of treated or non-potable water substance from any domestic, industrial or institutional piping system into the pure, potable water distribution system. Backflow may be caused by numerous specific conditions; but, basically the reverse pressure gradient may be due to a loss of pressure in the supply main called backsyphonage, or by the flow from a pressurised system through an unprotected cross connection, which is called backpressure. Thus the term backflow covers both a backsyphonage condition and a back pressure condition.

DEGREE OF HAZARD

The type of backflow device used to prevent backflow from occurring at the point of a cross-connection depends on the type of substance which may flow into the potable water supply. A pollutant is any substance considered a health hazard if it causes illness or death if ingested. High Hazard – Any condition, device or practice which in connection with the potable water supply system has the potential to cause death. Medium Hazard – Any condition, device or practice which in connection with the potable water supply system has the potential to endanger health. Low Hazard – Any condition, device or practice which in connection with the potable water supply system would constitute a nuisance but not endanger health or cause injury. ProRec Plumbing Solutions has the most recent in backflow testing equipment and service a number of devices around Melbourne. Our testing equipment is calibrated every 12 months and kept in great condition, ensuring the most accurate of reporting.

IF YOU ARE NOTIFIED TO INSTALL A BACKFLOW DEVICE..

CALL ProRec Plumbing today! Your trusted Backflow PROfessionals!

We will test and certify your device for you and submit the report both to you and the local water authority, all at your convenience!

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