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Automatic Shut–Off Valves in Silver Spring, MD & Montgomery County

Plumbing problems rarely announce themselves with a graven invitation. They can come from anywhere and at any time, and here in Silver Spring, MD, the changing seasons offer no respite. In the winter, there’s the threat of frozen pipes creating bursts, while high rains in the summer can put all kind of pressure on your household system.

The solution is an emergency shut-off valve installed by the experts at Mallick Plumbing & Heating. It responds automatically to a drop in pressure in your pipes or similar sign that there’s a leak, then shuts your water off to prevent further leaking. This may be viewed as an inconvenience, but it alerts you to the problem as well as ensuring that damage from the leak is kept to a minimum. We’re your service contractor of choice, so contact us if an automatic shut-off valve sounds like a good fit for you!

Mike was great. He is very knowledgeable and helped us understand what was going on with our hot water. We'll be using them again.

- Frank R.

Why Are Leaks So Damaging?

Leaks can be very damaging not only to the plumbing system itself, but to surrounding furnishings. In the first place, it lowers the water pressure from your fixtures, making them more difficult to use. More important, the water can leak into insulation, electrical wiring, drywall and other important parts of your household, to say nothing of flooring and other furnishings that could be damaged by leaks.

Worst of all, if a leak takes place in a hard–to–spot area like the crawlspace of your walls, it can be weeks or even months before you become aware of the damage. Mallick Plumbing & Heating has plumbers that can fix the leak, but we’d prefer to do that before any serious damage takes place.

How Automatic Shut–Off Valves Work

With an automatic shut–off valve in place in your Montgomery County home, you don’t need to worry about spotting the problem before you can take action. The valve usually consists of two small tanks with a membrane between them and a small motor. One tank measures pressure in your system the other measures the pressure of the incoming water from the civic system. As long as the incoming water has less than 2/3 the pressure of the outgoing water, the valve remains open. If that changes – which it invariably does when the pressure drops with a leak – the valve simply shuts off the incoming water.

Look to Us for All Aspects of Shut–Off Valve Service in Montgomery County

With the water shut off, you can spot an issue right away, allowing you to call Mallick Plumbing & Heating and get the problem resolved. We’ll be there for you when that happens, and we’ll also be there to ensure that the valve is installed correctly and that there are no mistakes in the set–up stage.

We can include regular maintenance on it as part of an overall plumbing package, and of course if it ever needs repairs, then we’ll be there in a flash. Emergency shut–off valves are there to help mitigate repairs on your Silver Spring home, and it helps us do our job if yours is always functioning as it should. Contact us today to find out more!

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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