Backflow Testing and Repair Services in Melbourne

27 July 2018

If you are in need of backflow testing and repair services in Melbourne, then contact us here at G. Brand & Sons – the best brand in plumbing, serving the commercial, residential, and industrial needs in Melbourne for over 90 years. As backflow prevention specialists, G. Brand & Sons plumbers can test, replace, or install any backflow prevention device, and our professional plumbers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergency services.

When is Backflow Testing and Repair Services Needed?

Backflow testing should be conducted annually to ensure that backflow does not occur – when water flows in the opposite direction, potentially affecting the quality of fresh water used for cooking, drinking and bathing. Because backflow can adversely affect the quality of your water, it is important to have your plumbing system checked if you notice water discolouration, water taste strangely, or when water pressure unexpectedly drops.

There are two types of backflow – backsiphonage and backpressure, and when backflow prevention fails, it can poison the water supply and make people very sick. Here are the two forms of backflow briefly explained:

Backsiphonage – when there is low water pressure, causing water to flow backwards, typically caused by burst pipe or broken watermain.

Backpressure – as a result of a block drain, pumps, elevated piping systems, or other condition forcing water back.

Backflow prevention is absolutely necessary, and there are still many buildings that do not have any, although, there is a containment backflow prevention device required at the boundary of properties, typically at or near the water meter, but these too can fail and need to be repaired.

There are different types of backflow prevention devices, for various types of commercial, industrial, and residential plumbing, and property owners are responsible for making sure that they have the correct backflow prevention devices installed. The type required depends on the risk rating of a property, and the devices should be tested annually to guarantee backflow protection.

If you need your backflow prevention devices tested, replaced, or repaired, G. Brand & Sons plumbers can help. Our skilled and licensed plumbers are available 24/7, if needed, and can conduct a complete range of residential, commercial and industrial plumbing services that include:

  • Blocked drains (CCTV camera)
  • Gas leak repaired and inspection
  • Hot water system installation and repaired
  • Leaking and burst pipe repairs
  • Roof and gutter system repairs
  • General plumbing services
  • 24hr emergency plumbing services

The Best Brand in Plumbing – G. Brand & Sons

For more information on our range of services, you are welcome to contact us by visiting our page at:

Office: 63a Grange Rd Cheltenham VIC 3192
Phone: 0411 072 131
After Hours: 0411 072 132 or 0411 072 133

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