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Backflow Prevention in Washington, DC

Keeping everything in the home clean, hygienic and more or less together can be a challenge for any homeowner, particularly those with little ones running around. A decent plumbing system makes all the difference in this regard, not only because it allows you to have a constant supply of hot and cold water throughout your household, but because it automatically disposes of the wastewater that can lead to foul odors and germs. Whether you realize it or not, your plumbing system is designed to keep your water supply completely separate from your wastewater, but when they come into contact, the result is what’s called “backflow.”

This is obviously a serious problem because it can contaminate your water supply and also lead to the shutdown of your entire plumbing system as a result. Luckily, you can rely on our team to provide you with a solution in the form of a backflow preventer. We not only install these devices, but we can also service yours in the event that it’s broken or just needs an inspection to verify its condition. We employ highly trained plumbers who have the expertise and training to get the job done right the first time. Just reach out to our friendly staff members today to schedule an appointment.

If you’re concerned about the potential for backflow on your property, then give us a call today to learn more about our backflow prevention services in Washington, DC. 

What Is Backflow?

As you might already be aware, backflow is not a good thing. Its very name suggests a process that is dysfunctional, and that’s exactly what the movement of wastewater back into your water supply is. It’s this cross–contamination that can lead to all sorts of problems, including the loss of potable water throughout the home, but also potential illness and health issues if the problem is not detected. It’s imperative that you make certain your plumbing system is protected. The best way to do so is with a backflow prevention device.

How Does a Backflow Preventer Work?

The basic principle of this device is to create a separation between the potable and wastewater systems. The most common type is an actual physical separation known as an air gap. But there are various other types of backflow preventers, such as double–check valve assemblies that use two independent valves to control the flow of water. By disallowing wastewater to flow in the opposite direction—whether because of backpressure or backsiphonage—these devices ensure that your plumbing system remains safe.

We Install and Service Backflow Preventers

Let us find a backflow prevent device that works well for your home. Our plumbers will work with you immediately if you suspect that your plumbing system has been compromised in some way, and we specialize in the installation and repair of backflow prevent devices. Backflow can result in serious health issues in the home and may even shut down your entire system. Give us a call today so that you can avoid this situation in your household. Call Magnolia Plumbing, Heating & Cooling.