Backflow is the undesirable reversal of the flow of water, mixtures or liquids and other undesirable substances from any source (such as waste water, industrial fluids, gasses, or any substance other than the intended potable water) into the distribution pipes of the drinking water system. Backflow occurs because of a "cross-connection" within the water pipes system, which exists when there is any actual or potential connection between a potable water system and any other source or system through which it is possible to introduce into the drinking water system any used water or other substance.
The following will require boundary backflow prevention devices to be fitted to the connection of drinking water supply; New developments, Redevelopments of existing facilities, Changes to any existing water service, Additions and alterations, Multiple residence and commercial buildings, All new fire services require a medium rated device, Commercial and industrial high risk sites.
It is a legal requirement that backflow prevention devices be tested when installed, after any maintenance is performed, and once every 12 months after that by a licensed plumber who is certified to perform this type of work.
IFM can conduct backflow testing and reporting for your company to remain compliant. Our plumbers will conduct testing on your backflow device to identify any issues with the device,and will replace valves and other parts necessary for correct operation, we will also complete & submit, all necessary Water Corporation test reports and plumbing licencing certification. If it is a design or installation requirement our licensed plumber can take care of that, IFM will size your water service and evaluate the risk rating to find a suitable backflow device for your operation. We can provide quick, competitive quotes at your request.