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Perth’s Respected Specialists for Backflow Testing

One of the reasons that Australian cities like Perth have high-quality water sanitisation is the strong regulations around backflow testing.

In commercial and public water utilities, contaminated water can flow back, or backflow, into clean potable water. Proper, regular testing can ensure that dirty water does not flow back into the clean supply.

There are many devices you can use to prevent and test backflow, and this is good practice for your commercial plumbing settings. You are required to use licensed and professional services so you can be 100% sure that the water supply remains uncontaminated.

We can quickly let you know the details on your water quality and whether your facility meets the standards for current backflow regulations.

Keep your drinking water clean and abide by strict Australian regulations. Call Maxey Plumbing on 08 9496 1800 today.

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How to know if you need this service

While most state and federal laws require water utility services to perform this service, many businesses in Western Australia are required by law to test their onsite and boundary backflow devices to ensure backflow protection to the mains water supply is achieved. This needs to be done on an annual basis. Some states even require annual testing and installation of backflow devices.

Regular annual testing can help prevent consumption of contaminated water, which can be caused by anything from leaky pipes or poor water pressure. Beyond annual testing, common signs of backflow include:

  • Discoloured water from potable sources
  • Slow or sporadic water flow
  • Sediment in potable water
  • Strange smells or taste

How do I know if I need a backflow device?

While backflow devices are usually required in Western Australia for commercial or high hazard water utility providers, installing one can help forestall any of the above issues. Proper testing in Perth from a professional plumbing service can also help you protect your business and customers from contamination. They will be able to detect quickly whether your water is contaminated with backflow and what device you need to install to fix the issue. If your property uses an irrigation system, is close to contaminated water, or uses grease traps/oil separators, then you will likely need a backflow device.

How can I check backflow?

It’s best to call your local commercial plumber to resolve this – it’s not something you can do by yourself. If regulations stipulate that you need to provide backflow maintenance, then the results will need to be passed to the local authorities. If the test does not pass, the accredited plumber will make tweaks and retest. You can be fined if you fail to get the backflow levels tested and your water supply may even be cut off.

What regulations govern this service in Perth?

This service is governed by AS/NZS 3500.1:2015. This regulation divides the testing results into three categories: low risk, medium risk, and high risk.

How much does this service cost in Perth?

Thankfully, this is not a service designed to break the bank. To test for backflow overall, you can expect to spend between $150 to $350 for small business testing and $350 to $500 for larger commercial outfits.

If you already have a device in place, you’ll want to get that checked by a licensed backflow accredited plumber.

How often do I have to perform this type of testing?

You will need to get your backflow device tested every 12 months. An accredited commercial plumber will come to your establishment and run the tests, submitting the results to the local authorities. This is necessary because the devices themselves tend to get run down with time, and the level of efficiency will be reduced. You certainly don’t want to be drinking contaminated water! However, the testing devices are generally built to last for long time horizons.

Why Choose Us

Clean, safe drinking water is not something anyone should leave to chance. With us you can rest assured that the water your family, customers, or employees consume and use is sanitary. From initial testing to annual checks and device tune-ups, Maxey Plumbing can do it all. We also back all of our work with a 6-year workmanship warranty and pride ourselves on customer service at all levels.

Call Maxey Plumbing today on 08 9496 1800 for premium service.

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