Every home should have a main water shut-off valve near or inside the home. The valve is located on the main water supply line. This device can stop the flow of water into the house in the event of an emergency. If you are having major plumbing work done, closing the water shut-off valve ensures your plumber can complete their work safely. Mr. Rooter® Plumbing is your local source for all water shut-off valve services.
Main Water Shut-off Valve Services from Mr. Rooter Plumbing
The licensed professionals at Mr. Rooter Plumbing have the training and experience necessary to:
- Install a water shut-off valve if your home doesn’t already have one. This would be highly unusual because building codes require these valves, but it happens.
- Repair the water shut-off valve if you’ve noticed the device leaking, or if it did not completely stop the flow of water when you tried to close the valve.
- Replace the water shut-off valve if the device is damaged beyond repair. An old water shut-off valve may be too rusty, corroded, or out-of-date to be repaired.
How We Perform Water Shut-off Valve Services
You may be curious about how installing, repairing, or replacing a main water shut-off valve is possible. After all, it’s installed on an active water pipe in your home. So, how do you stop the flow of water if the valve that stops the flow is being worked on?
Your home should have another point at which the water supply can be stopped: An exterior shut-off point.
If your home is on a municipal water supply, there’s a valve where your home’s water pipes meet the municipal supply line. If you have a well, you should have a mechanism to turn off the well pump.
To service the water shut-off valve, your plumber will close the exterior shut-off point first, or turn off the well pump. This will allow your plumber to drain the pipes and perform the work without flooding your home.
Emergency Water Shut-off Valve Service Near Me
With more than 50 years in the business, we’ve seen it all. You can count on us to inspect your emergency water shut-off valve and provide you with a thorough explanation of all your options. When you’ve made a decision, we will perform the work right, the first time. Plus, the Neighborly Done Right Promise™ means our job isn’t done until you’re completely happy with our services.
Getting started is easy—call us or request a job estimate online today.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the emergency water shut-off valve?
Your home’s emergency water shut-off valve location could be outside the house, in the basement, or in your crawl space. If you’re struggling to find it, here are some helpful tips.
What is an automatic water shut-off valve?
An automatic water shut-off valve uses a sensor to detect either leaking water or major water pressure fluctuations. When the sensor is triggered, it automatically stops the water flowing into the house. These devices can prevent major water damage from occurring when you’re not at home.