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

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

August 16 is National Backflow Prevention Day!! Backflow prevention devices are designed to prevent the reverse flow of water, which can contaminate the main water supply with potentially harmful substances. There are many types of businesses and industries that require these devices to comply with regulations and maintain the integrity of their water supply – … Read more