Backflow can be a serious health risk
Backflow is a plumbing term for when water flows in the incorrect direction. This can occur when the private property water supply is lost or is at a low pressure due to utility company service repairs.
Potential contaminants can then enter the piping systems via faults or open water connections flowing back into the utility service mains. Once the water supply is reinstated, it allows redistribution of these contaminants to other users.
Backflow devices are used to stop these contaminants entering the water supply, and are often registered with the Office of the Technical Regulator (OTR) as per Building Code requirements.
These requirements are dependent on the level of hazard represented at each property or facility.
All backflow devices must be periodically checked and tested by an authorised backflow tester to make sure they are still functioning at their optimum capacity.
As registered backflow device testers and authorised installers, Mott Plumbing’s Adelaide plumbers are experts in these matters. All devices registered with the OTR must be tested annually, with the results lodged with the OTR by the authorised backflow tester.
We understand all our obligations in regards to these tests, so you can have peace of mind that everything will be completed to the highest possible standard.
If you have any backflow devices on your commercial or residential property, or need to know more about backflow prevention, give the expert plumbers at Adelaide’s Mott Plumbing a call.