At Pretty Plumbing, we’re fully qualified to handle all your backflow prevention work with an emphasis on irrigation.
What is Backflow Prevention?
Backflow prevention is about stopping unsafe water from flowing back into a clean water system. A backflow preventer is a device that allows water to pass through in one direction and then prevents it from passing back in the same direction. They are mainly used to stop any unsafe water from returning through the system to contaminate clean water.
How Do They Work
Backflow preventers come in different shapes and sizes, they can be a simple check valve that allows the water to run one way or they can be more complex and effective with a system of valves, vents and check systems to make sure the backflow unit is working efficiently.
Backflow Prevention for Irrigation
When it comes to irrigation systems, backflow preventers are very important especially if your water comes from a drinkable source. In South Australia there are stringent regulations on backflow prevention and testing and all backflow prevention devices must be installed in compliance with the national plumbing standard AS/NZS 3500.1.
Backflow prevention devices come in three hazard ratings from High, Medium and Low. High and Medium devices must be testable due to the nature of the hazard and must be commissioned and tested annually by a licensed plumber. At Pretty Plumbing we can help you with all your backflow prevention requirements from selecting and installing the correct device for your requirements and handling all the licenced testing in accordance with state and federal regulations.
How we can Help
We can take care of all your inspection, maintenance reports and certificates of compliance. We will ensure all mandatory fields in the report are fully completed and our PGE License number is included to save any delays from incomplete reporting.
Must be Certified by A Fully Licensed Plumber
It’s very important to note that all testable backflow prevention devices must be installed and correctly maintained and certified by a fully licensed plumber. There are strict and precise regulations for compliance and Pretty Plumbing are fully trained and conversant with state and federal regulations with regards to backflow prevention compliance for irrigation.
If you’re looking for professional advice, service, installation and compliance testing for irrigation backflow prevention for your property, give us a call at Pretty Plumbing. Our friendly staff will be happy to help with any enquiries and assistance you might need.