Backflow Prevention Association | Geelong | Torquay | Ocean Grove

I’m happy to announce that I’ve just been appointed to the position of President (Victoria) for the Backflow Prevention Association of Australia Inc. (BPAA). The BPAA is a professional body made up of members across the plumbing and water supply industry, including local authorities, manufacturers, plumbing contractors, education institutions and training providers, who are specifically … Read more

Backflow prevention testing | Geelong | Torquay | Ocean Grove | Tomlinson Plumbing

I’d rather have ‘fries with that’ myself. But these are just a few of the pollutants we could be drinking if backflow prevention devices aren’t installed at some commercial or industrial properties – and even some residential properties if there is a bidet or bidet sprayer installed. Back flow occurs when water flows opposite to … Read more

Backflow Prevention Testing | Geelong | Torquay | Ocean Grove | Tomlinson Plumbing

Up early with the birds yesterday morning to test backflow devices before businesses got up and running. When we test backflow prevention devices, the water needs to be shut off to the property for up to an hour, which means we’re often asked to do before or after hours tests, so as not to interrupt … Read more

Backflow Prevention Valve Testing | Geelong | Torquay | Ocean Grove

There are different types of backflow prevention valves to protect our water supply, such as: Atmospheric Vacuum Breakers (AVB): These are simple devices that rely on atmospheric pressure to prevent back-siphonage. They are often used in low-risk situations, such as garden hoses or irrigation systems. Pressure Vacuum Breakers (PVB): These valves are more complex than … Read more

Backflow prevention testing | Geelong | Torquay | Ocean Grove | Tomlinson Plumbing

Back-siphonage is a plumbing phenomenon that occurs when there is a sudden drop in water pressure within a water supply system. This decrease in pressure can create a vacuum or negative pressure, causing contaminated water from an external source to be drawn back into the potable water supply. This contaminated water could come from various … Read more