Burns Plumbing

Backflow Prevention Sydney

Welcome to Burns Plumbing, where we specialise in safeguarding Sydney’s water supply with premier backflow prevention services. As accredited backflow plumbers, we ensure that contaminated water never compromises your clean water supply, protecting your health and adhering to Sydney Water’s stringent regulations. Our expertise allows us to efficiently install, test, and maintain backflow prevention devices across the city.

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What is Backflow and Why You Need a Backflow Device

Backflow occurs when there’s a reverse flow of water in your plumbing system, potentially introducing contamination into the clean water supply. This can happen due to changes in pressure within the water main or plumbing system. To prevent this, a backflow prevention device is essential. It’s a specialised valve that only allows water to flow in one direction, thus safeguarding your water against contamination. In Sydney, installing a backflow device is not just a safety measure; it’s a requirement for protecting the community’s health, especially in properties with a high hazard rating.

Comprehensive Backflow Prevention Testing by Burns Plumbing

At Burns Plumbing, we offer comprehensive backflow prevention testing to ensure your devices are functioning correctly and comply with Sydney Water’s regulations. Our licensed plumbers are accredited to test backflow devices, conducting annual tests that are necessary for maintaining the integrity of your water supply system. Whether it’s a newly installed device or an existing containment device, our thorough testing process identifies any potential issues, ensuring your system is reliable and compliant. Trust Burns Plumbing to manage your backflow needs with precision and professionalism, keeping your water supply safe and uncontaminated.

Choosing the Right Backflow Device for Your Property

Our team at Burns Plumbing begins by assessing the hazard rating of your property. This is crucial in determining the type of backflow prevention device needed, whether it’s for residential or commercial premises. High-risk properties require more complex devices to ensure thorough protection against backflow.
Based on the water main and specific needs of your supply system, we help select the appropriate backflow device. Whether it’s a reduced pressure zone device, double check valve, or a simple pressure vacuum breaker, our aim is to provide a tailored solution that ensures maximum safety and compliance with Sydney Water regulations.
With Burns Plumbing, rest assured that your backflow prevention device will be installed by accredited and licensed plumbers. Our expertise ensures the device is correctly positioned in your plumbing system, providing optimal protection against contamination.

Burns Plumbing are the Expert Plumbers for Reliable Backflow Solutions

Over 2 Decades Of Plumbing Expertise And Experience

With more than 20 years of dedicated service in the plumbing industry, Burns Plumbing brings a wealth of knowledge and refined expertise to every backflow prevention project. Our long-standing presence in Sydney has equipped us with the skills to handle complex plumbing challenges, ensuring reliable backflow solutions for both residential and commercial clients.

Quality Workmanship

At Burns Plumbing, our commitment to quality workmanship is unwavering. We pride ourselves on delivering services that not only meet but exceed industry standards. Using the latest tools and technologies, we ensure that every backflow device we install, test, or maintain is done with precision and care, guaranteeing long-term protection against water contamination.

Honest and Transparent Service

Integrity is the cornerstone of our business. We believe in providing honest and transparent services to all our clients. From clear communication about the scope of work to upfront pricing without hidden fees, our approach is to make sure you are fully informed and comfortable with the process every step of the way. Trust Burns Plumbing for transparent and ethical plumbing solutions.
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The Importance of Regular Backflow Prevention Testing

Sydney Water mandates an annual test for all backflow devices to ensure they remain functional and effective in preventing contaminated water from entering the clean supply. Our licensed plumbers are accredited to perform these tests, providing you with a certificate of compliance upon completion.

Regular testing allows for the early detection of potential problems, whether it’s wear and tear or mechanical failure. Addressing these issues promptly can prevent a minor problem from becoming a major threat to your water’s safety.
Beyond keeping your water supply safe, regular backflow testing ensures that your property remains compliant with local regulations, avoiding potential fines and disruptions. Trust Burns Plumbing to manage your backflow testing schedule, guaranteeing peace of mind and uninterrupted water safety.

How to Know When You Need a Backflow Prevention Device

Understanding the need for a backflow prevention device starts with recognising the risk factors associated with your property. If your property is connected to the public water supply and has the potential to cause contamination due to backflow, such as commercial properties with chemical use or residential properties with irrigation systems, a backflow device is essential.
Sydney Water categorises properties based on their hazard level to the water supply. High hazard properties, where the backflow can cause illness or death, require more stringent backflow prevention measures. Knowing your property’s hazard rating helps determine the type of device you need.

Engaging with accredited backflow plumbers, like those at Burns Plumbing, is crucial. Our experts can assess your plumbing system, identify potential backflow risks, and advise on the appropriate backflow prevention device for your specific needs.

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The Process of Installing and Maintaining Your Backflow Device

Installation of a backflow prevention device should always be carried out by licensed and accredited plumbers. At Burns Plumbing, we ensure that your device is installed in accordance with Sydney Water regulations and the Australian Standards for backflow prevention, guaranteeing its effectiveness and compliance.

Once installed, backflow devices require annual testing to ensure they are functioning correctly. Our team provides comprehensive testing and maintenance services, issuing certification that your device complies with local regulations. Regular maintenance also extends the life of your device and ensures continuous protection of your water supply.

Should your backflow device fail a test or show signs of malfunction, immediate repair is necessary to maintain the integrity of your water supply. Our skilled plumbers can quickly diagnose and fix any issues, minimising the risk of contaminated water entering your system.

Ensuring Your Property Complies with Backflow Prevention Sydney Regulations

Compliance with Sydney’s backflow prevention regulations is mandatory for all property owners connected to the public water system. These regulations are designed to protect the community’s water supply from contamination due to backflow.

After installation and annual testing, your backflow prevention device must be certified. Burns Plumbing assists in obtaining and maintaining this certification, ensuring your property remains compliant with Sydney Water’s backflow prevention policies.

Backflow prevention regulations can evolve, and staying informed about these changes is essential for continued compliance. Partnering with Burns Plumbing guarantees that you are always up to date with the latest requirements, as we provide ongoing support and advice on managing your backflow prevention needs.

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What Our Clients Say About Our Services

Burns PlumbingExcellentBurns Plumbing5.0 Based on 50 reviews fromSee all reviews review us onGregory Rostov ★★★★★ Danny was a great help coming in clutch after a previous plumber blocked the drain accidentally during his repair. Successfully unblocked drain! Would recommendJoe Tricase ★★★★★ Highly praise JB Plumbing and all staff.I had a hot water issue regarding the water temperature gradually getting colder over the day.Main clue was seeing the last red digit of the water meter slowly and continuously turning around,with all taps shut.l rang the office midday Monday and met Che about one and a half hours later on a mission to find a potential leak somewhere!?Che used an infrared device/camera and discovered a leak-regrettably,in the corner bathroom,beneath the concrete slab.Best plan was to totally repipe all hot water outlets.Fortunately,the tank was at the rear,near all the fixtures(bathroom,kitchen,etc).We decided to conceal pipes where possible and others would be externally fixed-a good compromise,saving time and money.Early next morning,Tuesday,Che,Alex and Cody arrived and had the job finished that afternoon,with just a little tidying up for Wednesday.What an effort-all done within 48 hours,from phone call to finish !! Great team spirit-courteous,professional and understanding.A job like this wasn’t cheap,but l thought the price was reasonable and fair,considering all the work that went into it.Highly recommend.Joe,Ashfield,Sydney,late March 2024.Rohan Choudhury ★★★★★ Great work! Very helpful and good service! The guy asked me to give a good review but couldn’t from the scanner so came here to give reviewDavid Dizon ★★★★★ Needed to get quite an old toilet repaired, and was shown three options - and ended up just getting the whole toilet suite replaced. Che was amazing to deal with, and incredibly professional throughout the whole process. Walked me through the difference in each option and never felt pressured at all. Would definitely deal with the team at Burns Plumbing again!Kellie Arndell ★★★★★ Burns Plumbing were wonderful (Alex) was prompt, professional and a pleasure to deal with.We are extremely happy with the job and highly recommend J R Burns plumbing to anyone.Kellie and Warren ArndellFive DockAbbey Aziz ★★★★★ Ché was really helpful in presenting 3 different options to solving my water filter issue. He was on time, professional, patient and my job was turned around quickly. I would highly recommend Burns Plumbing for their professionalism and high standards of work and I would gladly call on Ché/ Burns Plumbing if needed for any other plumbing issues at home.Response from the ownerHi Abbey Aziz,Thank you so much for your glowing review of Ché and Burns Plumbing! We're thrilled to hear that he was able to assist you with your water filter issue efficiently and professionally. If you ever need help with any other plumbing issues in the future, feel free to reach out. We're always here to help. Thank you for recommending us!Best regards,Burns Plumbing----------------------------Jamie BurnsBurns Plumbinghttps://www.jrburnsplumbing.com.au/76 Bay St, Croydon, NSW, 2132, Australia Narelle G ★★★★★ Fantastic work, fully explained so we could understand what was needed and expertly done. Highly recommended.Response from the ownerThank you so much, Narelle! We're thrilled to hear that you had a great experience with us. If you ever need more plumbing work done in the future, don't hesitate to reach out. We're always here to help!----------------------------Jamie BurnsBurns Plumbinghttps://www.jrburnsplumbing.com.au/76 Bay St, Croydon, NSW, 2132, Australia Darryl Brown ★★★★★ Lori ★★★★★ Speedy, courteous and efficient. Thank you Jamie.Response from the ownerHi Lori! Thank you for your kind words about Jamie and our service. We're so glad you had a positive experience with us. Remember, we're always here to help with any plumbing needs you may have in the future. Just give us a call at Burns Plumbing. Thank you again!----------------------------Jamie BurnsBurns Plumbinghttps://www.jrburnsplumbing.com.au/76 Bay St, Croydon, NSW, 2132, Australia Matthew Howes ★★★★★ Great service !! 😁Now I need a great electrician 😩Response from the ownerThank you for the wonderful feedback, Matthew! We're glad you had a great experience with us. For all your electrical needs, feel free to reach out to us or contact Burns Plumbing for a recommendation. We're always here to help! ⚡️----------------------------Jamie BurnsBurns Plumbinghttps://www.jrburnsplumbing.com.au/76 Bay St, Croydon, NSW, 2132, Australia Frank Taylor ★★★★★ Really great experience with Burns Plumbing. Jack was my guy took a lot of pride in his work and was very professional on how he went about it. We installed a new kitchen and to book the job in was very easy and very punctual. Highly recommend!Response from the ownerThank you very much for the feedback. Elizabeth Mee ★★★★★ Super, efficient, prompt, cost effective service provided every time. Been using for years, so happily refer to this local firm to others. For example,had unexpected leaking toilet issue at our place at lunchtime last Saturday. One text exchange and Matt had fixed the issue within the hour. They’ve done a variety of plumbing tasks from leaking gas, to roots in shower drain to ageing threads on pipes. There is a reason why everyone in our apartment complex has their number,, understand it’s the same for those in the unit block next door. If you are loyal and have reasonable expectation's, strongly recommend Burns Plumbing.Response from the ownerThank you so much for your kind words, Elizabeth! We are thrilled to hear about your positive experiences with Burns Plumbing over the years. We are dedicated to providing super, efficient, and cost-effective plumbing services. Remember, we are always here to help with any plumbing needs you may have. Just reach out to us anytime. Thank you for choosing Burns Plumbing!----------------------------Jamie BurnsBurns Plumbinghttps://www.jrburnsplumbing.com.au/76 Bay St, Croydon, NSW, 2132, Australia js_loader

Areas in Sydney We Serve

Ready to Secure Your Water Supply? Contact Our Expert Plumbers Today!

Secure your water supply with Burns Plumbing’s expert backflow prevention services. Our accredited team ensures your system is protected against contamination. Call (02) 9072 1165 today for reliable installations, testing, and maintenance from Sydney’s trusted plumbing professionals.

Frequently Asked Questions

Backflow prevention in Sydney ensures the water supply system remains uncontaminated by preventing the reverse flow of water from potential pollution sources back into the drinking water. It’s vital for protecting public health and maintaining water quality.

Sydney Water Authority mandates that backflow prevention devices undergo annual testing to ensure they function correctly and protect the drinking water supply. Regular backflow testing helps identify any potential issues before they compromise water quality.

Testing backflow prevention devices requires a plumber who is specifically accredited in backflow testing by the water authority. Only accredited backflow plumbers can adequately maintain and test backflow prevention containment devices to meet Sydney’s regulatory standards.

Properties that pose a risk to the water supply, including commercial and industrial sites, and any premises with a fire service, may require backflow containment devices. The need for a simple backflow prevention device extends to residential properties under certain conditions.

During a backflow prevention device inspection, accredited professionals assess the device’s condition, ensure it’s correctly installed, and test its functionality to prevent the reverse flow of water. Inspections help identify any repairs or adjustments needed to ensure the device operates effectively.

A backflow prevention device is installed in your plumbing system to prevent contaminated water from flowing back into the clean water supply. Only licensed and accredited plumbers can install these devices, ensuring they meet Sydney backflow prevention regulations and are positioned to offer optimal protection.

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