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Backflow Prevention in Silver Spring, MD & Montgomery County

Plumbing emergencies can come from anywhere, and some of them are completely beyond your ability to control. You can have your system serviced, maintained and up to date, but problems with the Silver Spring civic water supply can affect your home too. In particular, backwash caused by flooding and other problems can bring non-potable water into your home: creating a serious health crisis. The same holds true for businesses, which suffer from lost productivity and lost customers, as well as the potential for illness.

Luckily, the experts at Mallick Plumbing & Heating have a solution: a backflow prevention device that automatically blocks the flow of water into your home system. Not only does it keep your water potable and healthy, but it operates automatically. As long as it’s installed and maintained properly, you and your family can rest easy. That includes backflow testing to see whether your home is under threat, and includes installing backflow prevention devices in commercial buildings as well as residential ones. Give us a call today to find out more!

We had used other plumbing companies in the past, but Mallick has been the best by far.

- Mike C.

What Is Backflow?

The drain pipes in your plumbing system are designed to remove wastewater from your home, out into the Silver Spring civic system. But pipes are not omnidirectional and water that flows one way can also flow another. A water surge created by flooding – or indeed any similar issue in the civic system – can raise the pressure higher than the pressure of the pipes in your home. When that happens, contaminated water can flow back up the pipes and into your sink or a similar outlet.

Backflow Prevention in Silver Spring & Montgomery County

A backflow prevention device shuts backflow down: detecting the change in pressure, and snapping closed at the apex to your drain system where the water for all your fixtures flows out to the Silver Spring sewer system. Most backflow prevention devices are simply hinged valves, responding to changes in pressure to snap closed.

Because they are positioned at an angle towards the incoming water, the pressure of the backflow simply enhances their strength, ensuring that no contaminated water gets through. Of course, you do need a trained company to install the device properly, and for that, we have an answer too. Commercial backflow prevention may require a more complex backflow prevention assembly. We’ll make sure that you have what you need to protect your commercial property from backflow.

Backflow Prevention Device Installation, Repair & Maintenance in Montgomery County

At Mallick Plumbing & Heating we know there’s more to a quality plumbing component than simply installing it the right way and repairing it when it’s damaged. It has to fit your specific needs, which is where backflow testing services come in, and it has to function without warning, which is why the installation or a proper backflow preventer is so important. You won’t have time to think about it when the moment arrives: you just need to trust your device to do the job that it’s supposed to.

We know how important the health and safety of your home and family are (and the health and safety of your employees and customers if you operate a commercial building). That’s why our installation, replacement, repair, and maintenance services are performed the right way: not because it stops the problem immediately, but so it will automatically be there when you need it. Contact us today for backflow prevention service in Silver Spring, MD and the surrounding area.

Tips for any season.

Consider replacing a water heater more than 15 years old. (The first four numbers of the serial number represent the month and year it was made.) Newer water heaters are more energy efficient and Make sure all of the faucets in the kitchen, bathrooms and basement are not leaking or dripping – this includes the water spout and the hot/cold handles.

1-Year warranty on new installations.

30-days warranty on repairs.

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