Shut Off Valves
Leaking Shut Off Valves? Keep the Problem Contained.
You shouldn’t need to turn off the water for your entire house just to work on a leaky faucet or install a new shower head.
On the other hand, if your existing shut-off valves are leaking, you can give us a call to repair or replace them and fix the leak.
Typical installation of shut-off valves.
Residential toilets or faucets are typically installed with shut-off valves, also known as angle stops. These valves can be found behind the toilet. Each sink in your house typically has two shutoff valves to allow for the hot or cold water to be shut off separately. Other plumbing fixtures such as washing machines sometimes have shut-off valves as well.
Most shut-off valves are screwed on, although some are soldered directly to the pipe. All-shut-off valves have compression fittings for connection to the fixture. It is not unusual for a shut-off valve to leak due to corrosion. A defective shut-off valve is highly uncommon but sometimes does occur.
Avoid water damage from a leaking shut-off valve.
If you notice leaking around a shut-off valve in your home, it’s important to repair it quickly, as water damage can occur otherwise.
Our friendly plumbing technicians in Lexington and Louisville will inspect the valve and determine if it needs replacement or simply a new washer, or other adjustments.