Why is Backflow Testing Important?
Backflow preventers are one of the most important aspects of your home or buildings plumbing system, as it is designed to prevent dirty or contaminated water from entering your clean water supply. These devices are installed on all new and renovated buildings for both residential and commercial spaces and should be serviced annually. You will also find backflow devices installed on any property with an irrigation system, fire suppression system, or large boiler.
Signs of Backflow in Residential and Commercial Properties
Typically, your potable water supply maintains enough pressure to allow clean water to easily flow from the source to the tap, shower, or other appliances. However, when there is a significant drop in water pressure, wastewater may be siphoned back through the pipes into your water system, contaminating your water with sewage, pesticides, and other toxins.
Here are some signs you may be experiencing a backflow issue:
- Discolored water that is brown, yellow, or pinkish in tone
- Frozen or broken pipes causing slow or stopped water flow
- Rust flakes or other sediments in your water
- Sulfur, or rotten egg, smell and/or taste
- Slow draining or increased water level in sinks, toilets, or sewer
Schedule Your Backflow Testing or Repair Today
Since 1994, Mahon Plumbing has been providing backflow testing and repairs to businesses and homes in Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County & City, Howard County, Queen Anne’s County and the surrounding areas of Maryland.
If during the testing process we discover that your backflow preventer isn’t working correctly, we will present you with some options to repair or replace your device, depending on the situation. We also provide 24/7 emergency services in case you’re dealing with plumbing emergencies in your home or business.