Keeping your water supply clean


Newcastle backflow prevention plumber

Craftsman Plumbing & Drains is an accredited backflow prevention plumber.

Backflow occurs when your home’s water pressure drops below the mains pressure. This causes the water supply in your pipes to flow the wrong way, mixing with pollution. This contaminated water can cause unwanted water-borne illnesses which can be detrimental to your health.

Having a backflow prevention device reduces the risk of polluted water, keeping your water supply clean and safe. It acts as a physical barrier of protection between the main water supply and your home.

Backflow prevention testing, replacement and repairs

A backflow prevention device should always be maintained and tested. They should be checked at least once a year. Our qualified plumbing technicians will check the device to ensure it is not malfunctioning or degrading in any way. The device will also be tested to make sure it is working as it should be. If there are any issues, the appropriate maintenance will be completed.

Our Newcastle backflow prevention plumbers have over 12 years experience. We will ensure your water supply is protected and your backflow prevention device is installed and maintained to the highest standard.

Frequently asked questions

We frequently get asked these questions about backflow prevention.

How do I know if I need a backflow prevention device?

A backflow prevention device may be needed if you:

  • Use an irrigation system
  • Have a substitute water supply
  • Have a fire hose reel or hydrants
  • Have a water outlet in close proximity to pollutants
  • Use equipment that could potentially contaminate your water supply
  • Undertake projects or activities that could potentially contaminate your water supply
Who is responsible for the backflow prevention device?

As a property owner it is your responsibility. You must ensure you have the correct device installed and that the device is properly maintained.

Can I install a backflow prevention device myself and can I do the testing myself?

In short, no. Only a licensed plumber who has a backflow prevention accreditation can do so.

What are the costs of your backflow prevention services?

Costs will always vary depending on the particular job and what is involved. It’s always best to have the job assessed and quoted properly in person.

Who submits the test results of the device?

Details of the test will be submitted by Craftsman Plumbing & Drains to your local council within 2 days.

When can I book in a plumbing technician?

Give our friendly team a call and one of our Newcastle plumbing technicians will come out to you as soon as possible.


Do you need a backflow prevention plumber?
We’ll keep your water supply safe and clean.