Backflow prevention methods are an extremely important part of the plumbing process. It is a way to protect both business owners and the general community from contaminants that may infiltrate their water supply and cause ill effects if not worse. Backflow testing is required annually to ensure that your backflow prevention device is in working order.
For those unfamiliar with this term, backflow is when unwanted, non-potable water enters the drinkable water supply. The result is polluted water that can harm your internal and external health in a number of ways, including gastrointestinal issues, disease, decreased immune system, and symptoms associated with such.
Backflow often occurs when pipes freeze and burst, pipes get backed up, or when water demand is high and water flow diminishes, requiring it to be sourced from less than ideal environments. The polluted water that comes as a result of backflow typically contains chemicals from fertilisers, pharmaceuticals, or other potentially poisonous or toxic substances.
As detrimental as water backflow can seem, there is good news. When you employ proper backflow testing and maintenance methods, you can prevent problems in your commercial plumbing system before they start. O’Shea offers affordable backflow services to test your risk and find you effective solutions if a problem has occurred. It is recommended that one regularly gets their plumbing analysed for risk of backflow– especially if you own a property that is regularly serving customers or being utilised by staff. If you have never had your risk assessed, we urge you to do so immediately.
Ignorance is not always bliss– especially not when health is involved. Remain on top of any water safety problems before they escalate by utilising the services, experience and resources of O’Shea Plumbing. Our prices are affordable, our staff are reliable and our service is efficient – call our team for backflow prevention testing costs. That is why we are one of Melbourne’s best commercial plumbing services. Keep your water safe and free from contaminants with our backflow testing and maintenance services in Melbourne.