Backflow Prevention Darwin

Plumbing Darwin since 1976

Protect Your Property
with backflow prevention

To prevent water contamination, backflow prevention systems must be checked and tested every 12 months. The plumbers we have are highly trained and experienced and are approved to perform backflow tests, maintenance, inspections, and repairs of backflow prevention assemblies.

Advanced Backflow Prevention

Nightcliff Plumbing & Gas provides full assessments, installations and testing of backflow devices to meet PowerWater requirements. Our team has more than 40 years’ experience ensuring compliance for properties in Darwin, Palmerston, Humpty Doo and surrounding areas.

Ensure your water is clean and safe for use with a backflow prevention device that is tested and calibrated to suit your needs. Our team will not only install your device, but handle all documentation, including lodgement to the required regulating bodies. You can rely on us to fulfill all manufacturer’s recommendations when completing an installation.

We will consistently calibrate your device and maintain the correct testing procedures to ensure everything is functioning smoothly. If you need installation or servicing of a backflow prevention device in Darwin or surrounding areas, book Nightcliff Plumbing & Gas today. Call for a free quote on services!

Why does
backflow occur?

Typically, the backflow of contaminated water occurs when there is a drop of water pressure within the mains water line. This may happen as a result of a burst pipe or failed distribution pump. Contaminated water can therefore travel back through the pipes and discharge through household taps, showerheads and toilets.

This drop of pressure can also cause the back-siphonage of dirty water from the household into the mains water supply. This can occur when a water outlet is submerged in contaminated water – for example, if a showerhead is left in a filled bath or a hosepipe is left in a garden pond. This can be particularly dangerous if water is back-siphoned from a commercial site that deals with toxic chemicals, hazardous gases or heavily-contaminated water.

How can you prevent the backflow
of contaminated water?

You can prevent the backflow of contaminated water by installing a valve that allows the water to flow in only one direction. This prevents the backflow of water from external sources entering the mains water supply, for example from washing machines.

The experts at Nightcliff Plumbing & Gas can fit the appropriate check valve for your residential or commercial property, therefore protecting the mains water supply from harmful contaminants. It is also important to maintain the condition of your pipes to prevent burst pipes causing backflow, so we also offer a range of comprehensive maintenance services to keep your water system running smoothly.

Why is
backflow maintenance important?

Backflow assessment and maintenance is essential to ensuring your property has a clean water supply and should be carried out at least every 12 months. A functioning backflow system protects the mains water supply from contamination so occupants of the property have access to safe, clean water.

At Nightcliff Plumbing & Gas, we have over 40 years of experience installing, repairing and maintaining backflow devices in both residential and commercial properties across Darwin and the surrounding areas. Our backflow prevention services are essential for:

  • Preventing dangerous contaminants from entering the water supply
  • Protecting residents & customers from water-born bacteria and diseases
  • Ensuring water quality meets the standards outlined by the Australian government
  • Avoiding costly repairs and cleaning
  • Reducing system downtime in the event of contamination

How do I know
if my water is contaminated?

Are you concerned that your water is contaminated? Are you unsure of what signs of water backflow to look out for? Below we have listed some common signs of water contamination. In the event of any of these signs occurring, stop using your water and call the professionals at Nightcliff Plumbing & Gas immediately.

  • Water is cloudy or discoloured
  • Water has a strange taste
  • Water smells stagnant or like sewage
  • There is an oily film on the top of your water
  • Your skin feels slimy after washing
  • Sediment is present in the water

Call Nightcliff Plumbing & Gas
for backflow prevention services you can rely on

Established in 1976, Nightcliff Plumbing & Gas are fully qualified and accredited plumbers, trained in the latest techniques and backflow prevention equipment.

We are available to install, repair and maintain high-quality and reliable backflow prevention devices into your residential or commercial property. We will also handle all necessary documentation and ensure your property complies with Australian Standards and the National Plumbing and Drainage Code. To discuss your requirements and receive a free quote for backflow prevention Darwin residents can rely on, get in touch with our experienced team today.

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Backflow Prevention FAQ

Backflow prevention devices stop potentially polluted water from entering your water mains. They are fitted to internal water reticulation systems and will ensure water travels in only one direction. This is especially important for ensuring you are always getting clean drinking and washing water.

Testing of your backflow prevention device can cost anywhere from $50 to $150, depending on the kind of property you have. Testing backflow is very important and needs to be considered as a form of ongoing maintenance.

Your backflow prevention device should be tested at least once a year. We can provide this service on its own or as part of ongoing maintenance of your home’s plumbing systems.