Backflow Prevention Melbourne

East and Hills Plumbing provide plumbing services throughout all of metropolitan Melbourne. Specialising in aged care maintenance, all domestic, residential and commercial plumbing & gas fitting. Anything from renovations to restaurants & cafes, schools, new homes, commercial kitchen fit-outs, backflow testing and all maintenance in between.

Backflow Prevention Services Melbourne

Backflow is the dangerous reversal of the normal direction of water flow in your pipes and plumbing system and is a problem we see frequently in Melbourne. It can be potentially hazardous if your water supply is accidentally interconnected with a source of pollution. Those pollutants could then enter your water supply without you ever knowing.

Backflow can only occur when the water delivery main is at a lower pressure than your plumbing system. Burst or ruptured water mains can often be a cause of this. East and Hills Plumbing in Melbourne are extremely experienced with the installation of backflow prevention devices. All of our plumbers are licensed to install backflow prevention devices and will issue you with a certificate of compliance after the job is complete. Each Backflow prevention device must be tested on an annual basis, ensuring that the device is maintained and continues to operate effectively. The annual test will ensure the drinking water supply is protected from backflow contamination.

If a device is defective or faulty, it may:
  • Not prevent a contaminated source entering the drinking water supply
  • Cause water to be wasted through leaking devices
  • Impact on the water pressure supplying your property