When it’s time for whole-building plumbing maintenance, you need a working water main shut-off valve to ensure repairs don’t make a mess. But, just like any plumbing fixture, shut-off valves can break or deteriorate. Mr. Rooter® Plumbing has years of expertise, so we can install or repair your new water main shut-off and save you a big mess the next time you notice a leak.
Main Water Shut-off Valve Installation
Before a leaking pipe leads to a flooded basement, ensure you have a water shut-off valve to control the flow of water into your building. Mr. Rooter Plumbing installs all kinds of inside and outside water shut-off valves, including:
We may also be able to install an automatic water shut-off valve in your business, which will stop the water flow instantly when it senses a leak.
We Repair and Replace Water Shut-off Valves
If you already have a way to turn off the water to your whole building, it may become damaged or wear out over time. Our service professionals can repair broken valves, replace broken parts, or replace entire valves to keep your shut-off mechanism working properly.
- Leaking shut-off valve. Your shut-off valve should not leak or drip. If you notice your shut-off valve leaking, our professional plumbers can tighten it without damaging your seal, which can happen if it’s over-tightened. We’ll also repair any other breaks or cracks that may cause problems.
- Cracked or missing water shut-off valve cover. If your valve is outside, a broken cover can mean even more damage to the system.
- Valve that doesn’t control water flow. If your valve handle spins, but the water doesn’t shut off or doesn’t stop completely, the mechanism may need replacing.
- Stuck valve. Some valve handles get stuck due to age or rust. Our service professionals will get your valve opening and closing again.
Professional Water Shut-off Valve Services Near Me
Make repairs to your business’s plumbing easier and prevent further damage during a leak or a burst pipe by ensuring your building has a functional water main shut-off. Mr. Rooter Plumbing will install new valves, replace old ones, or fix broken parts so you can stop and start the water flow as necessary. For installation or repairs, call or request an estimate online.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does the outside water shut-off valve look like?
Look for a rectangular or round cover inset into the ground. It usually sits between the curb and the sidewalk, though it may be among the landscaping or in an alleyway for some commercial buildings. The cover may read “water meter.”
How to loosen the water shut-off valve:
Increase your grip with a cloth or rubber jar-gripper. Rock the valve gently back and forth until it turns all the way in both directions. If this doesn’t work, use Channellock pliers to give the valve a half-turn open, and then use your hand to turn it back until the valve is loose. Don’t force the valve and call a plumber if neither method works.