Shut Off Valve Replacement

Replacing the Main Water Shut Valve

The main water shut off valve is the heart of your plumbing system, it controls the entire water supply.  The main shut off valve is how you turn the water off if one of the pipes burst or if you are planning a trip for an extended stay.  Your main shut off valve has to be kept in good working order, the last thing you need is a broken pipe and no ability to turn off the water. 

Signs it Needs to be Replaced

Just like any other part of your plumbing your main shut off valve can decay with time and need replacing.  There are signs that indicate it is time to replace and those will include things the water pressure in your home suddenly decreasing.  If that happens then it is time to call Shore Plumbing to come in and have a look.  The other indicator that it needs replacing is if your foundation appears wet. 

Shut Off Valve Replacement

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Locating the Main Shut Off Valve

Shore Plumbing will have to locate the main water shut off valve to assess whether or not it needs to be replaced.  Many home owners don’t know where the main shut off valve is, especially if they are lucky enough never to have had any kind of leak or reason to have to turn the water off.  If you still have the documentation from when you bought your home including the inspection report that should indicate where it is.  If not our team will check the typical spots where the valve may be located such as crawl spaces, the basement or in your garage. 

Shut Off Valve Replacement

Getting the Job Done Right

If you suspect that your main shut off valve needs to be replaced or you have had any of the symptoms that it is breaking down then you need a qualified plumber to come in and take care of the issue.  The team at Shore plumbing is fully qualified and can make sure that the job is done right the first time.  As with any plumbing problem it can get worse if it is ignored.  We have done hundreds of main water shut off valve replacements across Vancouver and you can count on us to get it done quickly and effectively.

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