Why Backflow Testing Matters
Backflow testing is a process that is used to ensure that water flows in the correct direction through a plumbing system. This is done by creating a watertight seal at the end of the test piece and then filling the system with water. If the water level in the system drops, it indicates that there is a backflow problem.
Backflow testing is important because it can help to prevent contaminated water from flowing back into the potable water supply. This can happen if there is a break in the plumbing system or if a backflow valve fails. Backflow testing can also help to identify potential problems so that they can be fixed before they cause any damage.
Direct & Indirect Backflow Prevention
There are two main types of backflow testing, direct and indirect. Direct backflow testing is the most common type and is done by attaching a test piece to the end of the plumbing system. The test piece is then filled with water and the water pressure is monitored. If the pressure drops, it indicates a backflow problem.
Indirect backflow testing is done by attaching a test piece to the end of the plumbing system and then filling the system with water. The water level in the system is then monitored. If the water level drops, it indicates a backflow problem.
Professional Backflow Prevention Brisbane
Backflow testing should be done on a regular basis to ensure that the plumbing system is functioning properly. It is especially important to test for backflow after any repairs or changes have been made to the system. Get in touch with the Evermore Plumbing & Gas team for professional backflow prevention solutions you can rely on.