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Backflow Prevention Services

Philip Hniat Plumbing is a qualified expert in Backflow plumbing systems. He has trained internationally and has been awarded for his environmental and Eco-friendly solutions.

What is Backflow?

Backflow occurs when the water in a pipe is forced to flow in reverse. This can occur in two ways; backpressure and back-siphonage. Backflow can cause a health threat because of a cross connection (e.g. chemicals, pesticides, bacteria, and industrial waste) that can flow into your drinking water as a result.

Philip’s Award-winning Expertise

In 1989 Philip was successful in winning the Hobart Technical Travelling Scholarship which enabled him to travel to the USA and study Backflow Prevention.
Philip studied extensively at the University of Florida Center for Training, Research and Education for Environmental Occupations and also at the University of Southern California, Foundation of Cross-Connection Control and Hydraulic Research. He was then able to return to Sydney and help deliver the first training on Backflow Prevention to the plumbing community in 1990.

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What is Backflow Prevention?

Backflow prevention refers to the stoppage of an unwanted reverse flow of water from a potentially polluted source into the drinking water supply.

Backflow prevention valves are installed in all water systems to prevent the chance of contaminated water finding its way back into the water system. Under Government legislation, these valves require annual testing by certified tradespeople.

Domestic, commercial and industrial customers need to be aware of their responsibilities to prevent backflow. Properly designed and installed plumbing systems will ensure protection. You can improve protection by installing and maintaining backflow prevention devices. This is where Philip Hniat Plumbing can help you.

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Backflow Prevention

Backflow prevention refers to the stoppage of an unwanted reverse flow of water from a potentially polluted source into the drinking water supply. Backflow prevention valves are installed in all water systems to prevent the chance of contaminated water finding its way back into …

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Philip Hniat Plumbing offers the following Services

  • Apricus Solar Water

  • Residential Hot Water

  • Commercial Hot Water

  • General Plumbing Expertise

  • Expert Knowledge

  • Certified Training and Experience

  • Backflow Prevention

  • Specialised Backflow Customization

  • Professional study in Backflow Systems

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What Some of Our Customers Say

We were are so pleased with the water and with all the effort that you went to for us. The system is fabulous… Thanks so much, Phil.
Alex, South Hobart
Thanks for the information and advice about the Apricus system. It has definitely made me rethink getting one for our new house.
Claire, South Hobart
You are a first rate tradesman and your workmanship is of the highest standard, needless to say we are extremely pleased.
Steve, Lenah Valley