Everything You Need to Know About Valves, from Removal to Installation
Similar to how the human body has valves that control blood flow, homes also have valves that regulate the flow of components, such as liquid or gas. Plumbing valves come in different types, are made from different materials, and have varying applications.
Some of the most common valve types found in residential and industrial settings include:
- Gate Valves
- Ball valves
- Globe valves
- Butterfly valves
- Pressure-reducing valves
Valve Service Types
Valves, as with any other plumbing component, need to be installed or removed. Let’s take a look at some common valve services that homes or buildings may need.
Shower valve installation
You can prolong the life of your shower faucet valves with regular repair or maintenance. But there comes a time when replacing it is necessary. Shower valve installation lets you play with customization. For example, a new valve with an anti-scald feature can offer safety for the whole family.
While you can do this yourself, access to the valve, more often than not, is restricted, making installations or repairs tricky.
Main water valve replacement/repair
Strong leaks or any uncontrollable gushing coming from your pipes can be dangerous and may cause extensive damage to your property. This problem might indicate an issue with your main water valve. If you notice signs of leaks and for main water valve replacement/repair, get in touch with American Rooters’ expert plumbers.
Main shutoff valve repair/installation
Usually found in the basement or outside the house, your main shutoff valve, when open, allows water to flow through pipes and into the house. When shut off, such as during emergencies, they completely cut off your water supply. When dealing with main shutoff valve repair, installation, or maintenance, always enlist the help of licensed plumbing professionals to get the job done right.
Shower cartridge removal
A faulty shower cartridge is grounds for shower cartridge removal. Pay attention to signs, including running or dripping water even after you’ve turned your water off or difficulty in getting hot or cold water. Shower cartridge removal and proper reinstallation can easily correct these issues.
Shutoff valve repair and installation
Shutoff valves are great for emergencies or for when you need to shut off your water supply for repairs or maintenance. Shutoff valves have different types, with each one having a unique set of features. For a reliable shutoff valve repair and installation, it’s best to contact licensed expert plumbers.
Pressure-relief/reducing valve installation (PRV)
Pressure-reducing valves are designed to withstand enormous pressure. Installing them lets you reduce pressure in pipelines and maintain reduced pressure in specific locations of your plumbing system.
Shower valve repair
Shower valve repair prevents further damage. When left unchecked, a valve leak can negatively affect your shower wall cavity, causing it to weaken. This can potentially damage your walls, tiling, fixtures, and cabinetry.
Butterfly valve installation
Butterfly valves are versatile and great to install in areas with limited space. They can be used to throttle or regulate water flow.
Working with a Professional Plumbing Service
Plumbing valves, while often overlooked, are an integral part of any home. They control and regulate water and gas flow to various parts of your home or building. Without them, it will be difficult to make plumbing repairs or maintenance.
When not properly installed or repaired, these valves can affect your daily life by interfering with your water or gas supply. While going the DIY route can seem like a promising prospect, it’s always best to work with experienced and professional plumbers for all your valve needs.
Unlike DIY projects that don’t have guarantees, working with a professional plumbing service gives you peace of mind. American Rooters ensures that you’re working with professional and licensed experts who can address your plumbing issues promptly and efficiently.
For your convenience, we offer same-day service and 24/7 service in a wide area, including Marietta, Kennesaw, Roswell, Alpharetta, Acworth, and the whole Atlanta Metro Area.
Have your valves checked by licensed professionals, and keep your gas and water connections running smoothly. Call us today and let us know how we can help you.