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A backflow preventer not only protects the drinking water system in our house but is also an important part of the supply network outside of our 4 walls, as the house’s own drinking water could be polluted and the utility wants to protect other water users from it. A backflow preventer must be maintained annually to ensure drinking water quality for utilities and homeowners.

Backflow is the unwanted turnaround of the flow of water, water mixing with pollutants, it goes directly to the distribution pipes of your potable water system. Backflow happens due to cross-connections, if the clean water pressure is lower than wastewater, contaminants can get into the drinking water system. When there is a pressure drop, contaminated water is drawn backwards into your water system.

What does a backflow prevention device do?

Backflow preventers take on the task of allowing water to flow in pipes only in one direction. If the flow direction reverses, or if a reflux pressure arises, they close automatically. If the flow direction changes again in the desired manner, the backflow preventer opens again by itself.

Our plumbing services also specialise in backflow prevention testing as well as its repairs. If you have received a letter from your council regarding the testing of your backflow preventer, just give us a call and we will work out the rest for you.

Type of the backflow prevention device depends on the hazard level the facility is classified in the Hazard Code provided by the state. For example, a ‘moderate hazard’ might require a Double Check Valve Assembly device, and a ‘severe hazard’ might require a Reduce Pressure Principle device.

24/7 Local Plumber is aware of the legal penalties you might receive for a faulty backflow prevention device or not having it at all. That’s why we are offering you the installation of backflow prevention devices and their yearly testing. The real penalty, however, is the sickness and diseases that lack of backflow prevention might bring about. Don’t neglect this simple installation and ensure your water is clean and free of toxicants.

Your local government body may, at any time, require you to get your backflow prevention device checked, tested and repaired if needed by a licensed service. To save yourself time when this happens, make sure you got our contacts saved for the day. 

  • Call us for an inspection, repair or installation of backflow prevention device
  • Our licensed plumber will come to your door
  • We will test and install your backflow valve if needed
  • We will give the local government a written result of the inspection within 10 business days of the test

Why choose us?

As an expert in the plumbing field and plumbing related services, 24/7 Local Plumber offers its know-how and the guarantee of working with reliable methods that respond to your both residential and commercial challenges. Each offered service is subjected to several years of experience and is in line with the validation of both Australian and Global standards. Prior to being offered, all our services undergo validation procedures performed by our experts and management. In addition, our services are revised every 1-2 years, in line with developments in the field. These revisions incorporate the latest developments in tools, materials and methods of plumbing.

Unlike most other plumbing services providers, 24/7 Local Plumber provides a wide range of services that focus on specific job profiles and the level of responsibility required. Our plumbing services have been designed taking into account the job descriptions, different locations and complexity of the work site.

We help our clients choose the needed service and give them peace of mind with their plumbing issues.

    FAQ

  • I just experienced a burst pipe and the water is flooding my home. What are my options before Everflo attends the scene?

    The very first step you take in a burst pipe situation is turning off the water source the main water supply. In most apartments, this might be located under the sink in the kitchen or the bathroom. Doing this should reduce or stop the water flow before the plumbers arrive at your home.

    Toilet’s water supply can be stopped with closing tap place close to the toilet cistern, which may also be inside the cistern. Some sinks and basins might also have a shut-off valve underneath.

  • My water bills always beat my expectations and come higher. Although we do everything to reduce our consumption, the water bills still come very high, why is that?

    Leaks in your plumbing system may be the answer to your question, Everflo can help you with water leak detection or pipe leak detection to find out any possible leaks. However, there are some tests you can by yourself to find the leaks in your home:

    Note: This test is planned for 30 minutes while no water is being used in your home.

    • Locate your water meter, which is usually placed in front of your house.
    • Look at the current number and write it down on a piece of paper.
    • Come back to the meter after 30 minutes
    • If you see the same numbers, this means you don’t a leak in your plumbing system
    • Close off the valves under the toilets and repeat the first 3 steps
    • If the numbers are still the same, it indicates that your pipe and toilet systems are fine as well
    • If you notice that the numbers have changed, this indicates there is water being consumed and you need a leak detection.
  • My property smells like gas. What should I do?

    Gas leaks are very dangerous and they should be taken care of very seriously. Being highly flammable, gas might be deadly. Here is what you should do:

    1. Find your gas meters, which should be located at the front of your property. Gas meters have yellow handles that can be turned 90 degrees that it becomes perpendicular to the meter. Turn the handle and it will shut off the gas supply to your property.
    2. Call Everflo as soon as possible and ask for a technician.
  • There is gurgling noise coming from the drain when I flush the toilet. What causes this?

    The common reasons for this is a drain with something obstructing it. It could be anything from a foreign matter to tree roots.  Your best option is calling Everflo and requesting a technician with a drain camera to investigate your drains.

  • Some appliances trip my power circuit; why does this happen?

    There are two explanations: an improperly working appliance or electrical fault. To determine what the cause is, you can test the same appliance with a different power point and the trip happens again, it is probably the appliance. If it is not the appliance, call us and we will investigate any electrical faults.

  • There is a mark on my ceiling, what to do?

    There could be many reasons, the most likely one being a water leak originating from somewhere. Hiring our leak detection service will be the solution to this problem.

  • My hot water comes in a weird colour, why is that so?

    This most likely due to your water heater’s age and the rust inside it. Call Everflo to get you hot water heater checked to make sure no bigger issues arise in the future.

  • My power points get hot, what causes this?

    Hot power points are due to an electrical fault, call Everflo to figure out the issue and fix it.

  • There is a clunking noise coming from my walls when I turn off the taps, why does this happen?

    This situation is called “water hammer”. Vibrations in the pipes are caused by not being secured properly which in return cause the water hammering. This is fixable and all you need to do is giving us a call.

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With our 24/7 plumbing emergency service, we guarantee exceptional results in the troubleshooting of plumbing issues, and we also have technicians that can carry out various installation, repairs of all types of plumbing systems and appliances. For our plumbing technicians, the time of our client is the most important, that is why we have developed a flexible system that fits into your busy schedule.

A specialized team with all the necessary skills will be at your disposal. Our emergency plumber will be ready to intervene immediately are equipped with the latest generation equipment and tools, work with know-how, use quality products .Our intervention aims to minimize the material losses as well as the waste of time but also to allow you to better manage the situation that presents itself to minimize also the impact on your dailies.

 

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