As a homeowner, you may not think about your water shut-off valve unless you’re faced with a plumbing emergency. But did you know that it can wear out over time and potentially causing damage to your home? 412 Plumbing has these tips for when you should consider replacing your water shut-off valve.
Age of Your Valve:
Various factors can shorten the lifespan of your water shut-off, including water quality, usage, and age. It’s recommended that homeowners consider replacing their valves every five to ten years, depending on the type of valve and its manufacturer. Pittsburgh and the South Hills area are known for their historic homes, so if you are purchasing an older home it’s important that you check to see when it was last replaced.
Signs of Damage:
Over time, wear and tear can cause your valve to malfunction. If you notice leaks, rust, or any indications of wear on your valve, it may be time for a replacement. If you are experiencing hard water, you may want to invest in a water filtration system. Hard water can cause pipes to deteriorate or clog up due to excess minerals and other containments.
If you find it challenging to turn your valve to shut off your water, this is a warning sign that your valve is past its prime. A difficult-to-turn valve can lead to leaks, low pressure, or complete failure during an emergency when time is of the essence. So if you’re struggling to turn off your water quickly or efficiently, it’s time to replace your shut off valve.
Replacing your shut-off is a task best left to professionals. It’s not worth the risk of potentially flooding your home. A licensed plumber has the knowledge and skills to replace your valve safely and effectively, ensuring that your home’s plumbing system is secure and fully functional.
Get Assistance From Local Plumbers
At 412 Plumbing, we provide top-notch services in the Pittsburgh and South Hills area. Our team is dedicated to providing you with quality workmanship that ensures your home’s plumbing systems are up-to-date, secure, and fully functional. From replacing water shut-off valves to installing water heaters or sewer repairs, our experienced technicians will get the job done right every time. Contact us today for all your plumbing needs!