Have you received a higher than normal water bill? We can provide a pressure test on your property and locate any potential leaks that may have caused it.
If you have noticed water marks around the walls adjoining your bathroom you may have a leaking shower. We can provide a pressure test on your taps and shower which may reveal a leaking or burst pipe.
Backflow testing is a critical step to ensure the water which is being supplied to your home or business is clean and safe to use.
If the flow of water to your building or home has recently been interrupted as a result of road work or construction, then backflow testing will provide you with a guarantee that your water is safe to drink.
“Did you know if you leave your garden hose in your pool, that water can siphon back into your kitchen taps which could be potentially harmful”.
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Backflow is a reversal of the normal direction of water flow in a water supply plumbing system. It occurs when the water delivery main is at a lower pressure than the internal plumbing system (back siphonage).
Back siphonage can occur when there is a burst or ruptured water main, or due to excessive demand during fire-fighting operations or other periods of high demand.
Backflow can also occur if a water pump, such as a bore pump, is cross-connected to the internal water plumbing system, and is pumping bore water at a higher pressure than the water mains pressure (backpressure).
If a property’s drinking water supply is inadvertently connected with a source of pollution, either through a cross-connection or simply a hose submerged in a container of liquid, then these pollutants could enter the water supply when there is an overpressure on the private property side or a sudden drop in water mains pressure.