Backflow is a plumbing problem where water in your home or business starts flowing in the opposite direction. The biggest danger of backflow is its potential to be contaminated with wastewater.
Harmful chemicals and microbes from your wastewater might get into the water supply and end up in your drinking water. This means backflow can be a health hazard and the best thing you can do is prevent it.
At Willetton Plumbing & Gas, we are the leading plumbers in Perth for backflow prevention. We have a team of highly trained, skilled, and experienced plumbers ready to handle all kinds of backflow problems. Feel free to call us today!
What Causes Backflow?
There are several causes of backflow, but a pressure drop is one of the major reasons. The pressure of the water supplied to your home must be maintained at a certain level to prevent it from drawing back to the utility service line.
There are cases where water pressure in the utility service line can be greater than your house water, and this may reverse water flow if you do not take preventative measures. A good example is when the main water pipe bursts. Water will tend to flow to the broken section because of lower resistance, and this can cause the water to reverse back into the main water supply line. Another scenario is when a lot of water is being drawn from the line, especially during firefighting.
What Is Backflow Prevention?
Backflow prevention is simply the control of water pressure to prevent the reversal of water flow. The process uses a device called the backflow preventer, which is installed on your home’s main supply water pipe to allow water to flow in just one direction – into your home.
The main purpose of backflow prevention is to ensure there is no water contamination which is caused by the reversal of water flow. At Willetton Plumbing & Gas, we can help you install a perfect backflow preventer for your residential or commercial property. We have the vast knowledge and experience to install all kinds of backflow devices.
If you need the supply of backflow devices, we can provide the best quality products on the market. We only deal with top-ranking plumbing brands.
How We Handle Backflow Prevention Tasks in Perth
After serving Perth residents for over a year, Willetton Plumbing & Gas have the knowledge and experience to know what will work for your home. We offer a range of backflow solutions, including the installation of preventative devices.
After giving us a call for installation services, the first question will be whether your home has been assessed for backflow risk and if so, we will ask for the rating. If your home has not been assessed, we will start with an evaluation of the property.
A backflow prevention device will be necessary if the result shows a medium or high hazard risk rating. The next step is establishing the appropriate device for your property. With the device ready, our plumbers will conduct the installation work.
The last step is testing the effectiveness of the device. If it’s working, which should be the case, the job is complete. Our plumbers always get a certificate of completion before leaving.
Other Backflow Prevention Services We Offer to Perth Residents
Aside from installations, you can contact Willetton Plumbing & Gas if you need repair, maintenance, and replacement services for your backflow device.
Backflow devices require regular check-ups to maintain their integrity and water quality. We can help you keep them functioning optimally with our maintenance services. If the device becomes faulty and there is a possibility of water reversal, we will provide a repair service. For old and damaged backflow devices, we can help replace them.
Call us today for a professional assessment of the problem.
Contact Willetton Plumbing & Gas Today
For all your backflow prevention services in Perth and surrounding suburbs, contact Willetton Plumbing & Gas today!