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Backflow prevention Melbourne

Our veteran plumbers design custom and comprehensive backflow prevention solutions for commercial and residential sites. Call us 24/7 to book a backflow test.
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Based on 307 reviews

Protect your water. Protect your site. Protect your people.


24/7 backflow plumbers

Our round-the-clock teams can work around your schedule.
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1-hour rapid response

We’ll be on-site immediately to prevent water supply contamination.

3 decades of experience

We guarantee regulation-compliant backflow solutions for commercial sites.

5-star service

Our clients will happily recommend our efficient and effective service.

How to choose the ideal backflow prevention devices

Our water supply is a simple circle — desalinated drinkable water flows from the public mains into your site and then into the sewers to be processed again. Backflow occurs when soiled water flows backwards and reenters the mains, tainting the drinking water supply.

Backflow prevention devices protect our public water supply from contamination. All commercial venues are required to have such devices, and all residential sites must have a backflow risk assessment. Inner City Plumbing’s specialist plumbers can ensure your site complies with all water safety regulations.

We do our best to provide affordable backflow services by helping you choose the most effective type of backflow prevention device for your site. Your options include:

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Safety first, always

A contaminated water supply would be a major health hazard. We don’t take any chances. Using industry-leading tools, technology and premium parts, we can create robust solutions to prevent backflow.

Our backflow prevention services in Melbourne

Our full-service plumbers are able to install and service your backflow devices to ensure they remain effective for years.

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Backflow prevention testing

Our qualified team carry out backflow risk assessments for all property types.

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Backflow device installation

We can discern the right device for your needs and guarantee they’re correctly installed.

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Backflow device testing and maintenance

We will schedule yearly servicing to ensure the backflow valves are working properly.

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Emergency backflow services

If your device is damaged and faulty, we can be on-site within an hour to repair or replace it.

On the job

Installing devices and tending to pipes often creates some level of mess. But we’re a family-run business, and we can’t bear to think how disappointed our elders would be if we left a mess behind. Rest assured that we’ll always treat your site with the utmost respect and leave it just as we found it.

Backflow prevention

Backflow prevention devices are required in accordance with plumbing regulations. Our plumbers are qualified to install and test backflow prevention devices.

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Book your backflow testing in minutes

If you’re after a reliable and qualified plumber, you won’t have to look too far — we’re only three steps away. Look, count them.

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You call us
Call us 24/7 to discuss your site’s needs and regulatory requirements.
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We offer a solution
We’ll offer a quote and suggest a backflow device installation schedule.
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We come to you
We’ll work efficiently to minimise any disruption to your day.

Our service areas

When we first started our business, we chose a name that perfectly captured who we were. But that was thirty years ago. Although we still call Abbotsford home, we go way beyond the inner city.

These days, Inner City Plumbing services over 160 suburbs spanning the CBD, inner-city and outer suburbs.

With our fully-equipped vans constantly patrolling and ready to go, we can still guarantee our one-hour response time no matter how close to the edge of our service area you’re based.

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What our customers say

Alex StanleyAlex Stanley ★★★★★ These guys are really efficient in getting to you as required.If you are fortunate enough to get Ty, he did both my friend's cisturn and my own.He worked hard. He worked fast. He was neat and even cleaned up afterwardsMy friend, Tim and I are so very grateful.Thank you, Ty ❤Tom BoswellTom Boswell ★★★★★ Guy and Jack came to check a leak in our ceiling. They were incredibly professional and friendly, and patient in explaining the issue and next steps. Would highly recommend.Joy SchafferJoy Schaffer ★★★★★ Inner City responded immediately when we described our urgent situation and organised for Shane to come and investigate the leaks. He was very thorough, reassuring and considered before saying it was necessary to break some bathroom tiles. He was professional and persisted in a very difficult event. He and his team cleaned up carefully. We highly recommend ICPLONG PENGLONG PENG ★★★★★ Steve and James are professional, friendly and efficiently find the root cause of my gas plumbing issue, then fix it and test it to make sure everything is secure and working. Great job and highly recommend it if you are looking for a good plumber.Nick CrawfordNick Crawford ★★★★☆ Jean JamesJean James ★★★★★ Very prompt and efficient. Very personable plumberTab WaymouthTab Waymouth ★★★★★ Sally PeacockSally Peacock ★★★★★ Thank you for a great service, and very professional.Chris BChris B ★★★★★ Great service from initial call to job resolution. Ty explained the different options and was able to perform an immediate repair to our leaking roof. Thanks!Bridget DaviesBridget Davies ★★★★☆ Zhané Orr-O'FarrellZhané Orr-O'Farrell ★★★★★ Another fantastic experience with Inner City Plumbing. This time with Shane who removed and installed a new hot water system on the same day. Could not recommend highly enough!TaniaTania ★★★★★ Steve arrived within an hour of calling about our hot water system. He was courteous, fixed the issue and gave us a reasonable quote if we needed a replacement in the future. He also called a few days later to see if our hot water system was ok. Highly recommend this service.JD2021JD2021 ★★★★★ Guy from Inner City plumbing came out today to diagnose my faulty hot water service.There was no push for an upsell and he went above and beyond to ensure the new product was functioning as I required.Lovely guy who provided a fantastic service.Thanks Guy, greatly appreciated.Celia MurrayCelia Murray ★★★★★ It's such a relief to find local plumbers who were so professional and thorough. The team worked incredibly hard to resolve issues with bathroom plumbing in a heritage house. What we initially thought was hopefully a small issue turned out to be a massive problem with old piping. Inner City Plumbing kept us informed every step of the way, fixed everything quickly, and worked tirelessly so that we could use our bathroom as fast as possible. Would absolutely recommend them to anyone in Melbourne, and am thrilled that we've found a company we can trust and call on again if we need.Zhané Orr-O'FarrellZhané Orr-O'Farrell ★★★★★ Fantastic experience with Guy who attended my property, quickly and efficiently rectified my plumbing issue. Very personable and positive experience. Highly recommend!Nok RoutledgeNok Routledge ★★★★★ Our flat metal roof had some spots that needed recaulking. Inner City was professional and friendly. Explained to us what needed to happen to fix those in an honest manner as they would a friend. We had another (large) company came in to make a quote and glad we didn't go with them. Inner City team was much more reasonable and friendly.dong hyuck Kimdong hyuck Kim ★★★★★ Service was very quick and prompt. Call, visit, fix and sorted.greg t charltongreg t charlton ★★★★★ excellent workSharon KnightSharon Knight ★★★★★ Peter HardingPeter Harding ★★★★★ David WhittDavid Whitt ★★★★★ We were lucky we found inner city plumbing when our boiler was leaking.Shane arrived punctually and explained the issue and why a new boiler was the best course of action given the model and its age.He sourced the new boiler within hours and had fitted it in under two hours on the same day.We would thoroughly recommend inner city plumbing and Shane. They were polite, thorough and professional from start to finish.Any further plumbing issues and I’ve got number of the people I’m going to use from now on.5 Stars Guys all round.Leanne shineLeanne shine ★★★★★ Extremely polite, on time. flexible. Great service.Julyan MamoJulyan Mamo ★★★★★ Riley BadawyRiley Badawy ★★★★☆ Very happy. Picked up things that were clearly missed by other plumbers I’ve had look at my kitchen & finally resolved some issues. Prompt, clear & genuine. Would use again.Rocket Roger and the Pocket RocketsRocket Roger and the Pocket Rockets ★★★★★ b sb s ★★★★★ So happy with my experience with these guys. I looked up a few plumbers in my area and choose Inner City as they seemed to have the best rates. When the plumber arrived he was courteous and thoughtful (asked if he should take off his shoes, and was careful not to let the cat out). He identified a fault I didn't even notice I had, and fixed everything with parts he had on hand. 10/10!Kuputnik KakastankoKuputnik Kakastanko ★★★★★ Very impressed with the service for a replacement water heater.Nicholas “Ntones” TonesNicholas “Ntones” Tones ★★★★★ Recommended. On time, right pricejs_loader
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Backflow prevention plumbers trusted by Melbourne councils

Our water system is a robust and well-protected one. Still, contamination from one site can quickly affect the ones immediately surrounding it, spreading sickness and potentially damaging plumbing networks. Inner City Plumbing has earned the trust of countless clients by repeatedly proving our prowess and expertise. We’ve been extremely fortunate to have built years-long partnerships based on that trust, and we look forward to working with you for years to come, too.
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Servicing all sites

We work with councils, home and business owners, builders and renovators, insurance assessors and more.
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Extraordinary client ratings

Would it be immodest to call ourselves the best plumbers in Melbourne? In that case, we’ll let our clients do it for us.
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Personalised care

We’ll make your life easy with comprehensive consultation, flexible work schedules, and transparent costs.
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Customers adore us for our speed and honesty. We have hundreds of 5-star reviews.
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About us

Every business has its nuances and contours, but running a successful business is like running any other — you just need a clean, simple foundation to grow on. Our foundation consists of three simple principles:

  • Respect our clients’ time, patience and money
  • Respect our potential and seek to grow and develop however we can
  • Respect ourselves and enjoy the work we do

We’ve been following those principles for thirty years now, and they’ve yet to lead us astray.

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Frequently asked questions

The water in our plumbing systems is forced to flow in one direction by constant water pressure. If that water pressure dips below a certain threshold, the water can flow backwards and create backflow. A drop in water pressure can be caused by blocked, damaged or corroded pipes — all problems our full-service plumbers can help you with.

Once our plumbers have inspected your backflow device/s, we will write a report detailing our findings and make recommendations on improving water safety at your site. We’ll submit that report to your local water authority.

You should get your backflow preventer tested every 12 months at least.

Inner City Plumbing offers regularly scheduled maintenance for backflow devices. Give us a call today to book yours.

Have your backflow prevention device installed today

Whether you’re renovating your residence or building your business from the ground up, bring our specialist plumbers on early so we can get your backflow devices in place ASAP.


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