Edmonton Water Valve Repair, Replacement, and Installation

It's no secret that Edmonton is the home of some of Canada’s coldest temperatures. But, no matter the time of year, Canada’s Festival City knows how to show its residents how to take advantage of the outdoors and bring the city alive. With the highest area of parkland per resident of any Canadian city, it boasts music, amazing food and even wintertime festivals scattered around the city. The North Saskatchewan River is integral to Edmonton's way of life, especially as our sole water supply. The water from the river is treated and used for Edmonton and area’s water supply, flowing to homes and businesses across the region. Once it crossed onto your property, that’s where your Edmonton plumber steps in to help maintain your plumbing system.

When a water supply issue occurs, knowing where your water main shut-off valve is and how to turn it off is essential to prevent your home from minor and major water damage. But what happens when your shut-off valve has malfunctioned? No need to fret! You can count on Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Edmonton for all your Edmonton water valve repair, replacement, installation and preventative maintenance needs.

About Our Edmonton Water Valve Repair and Installation Services

Water shut-off valves are designed to control the flow of water. There are a variety of different types of valves, all with a specific purpose. Valves are used to control water flow from your home's water utility. Some valves can be used to adjust the volume of water, and some operate with a basic on/off function. Different valves also use different materials for what best suits your home's plumbing system.

Some types of water shut-off valves we offer for repair and/or replacement include:

  • Check Valve: Check valves are generally used to prevent backflow. These are one-way valves, used to allow the flow of water to run freely one way. If the water flow turns, the check valve will close to protect pipes and plumbing. Without a check valve, a water hammer can occur, an extreme force of water which can damage pipelines, for example. These are common in commercial buildings and irrigation systems.
  • Butterfly Valve: Butterfly valves employ a flat disc with an attached stem to open or close the path of water flow. Butterfly valves have a slower, rotational activation, tight seal, simple visual checks, and are ideal valve operations for slurries and suspended solids.
  • Stop Valve: Stop valves control the flow to individual plumbing fixtures, such as faucets and toilets. These valves allow you to shut off water lines without having to shut off the water supply to the entire house.
  • Gate Valve: Gate valves are one of the most commonly used main water shut-off valves. These have a twisted handle and are used to shut off water supply entirely. Though long-lasting and reliable, they can get stuck in the on/off position. Gate valves are best for situations where the water lines need to be shut off infrequently. Most older main water shut off valves are gate valves.
  • Ball Valve: Ball valves utilize a ball and stem mechanism, where the stem is attached to a ball that allows water to flow through it when open, but the sides of the ball block flow when turned off. Most new main shut off valves are ball valves.
  • Saddle Valve: Saddle valves are less common in modern homes, but you may still encounter them in older homes. Needle valves are used to connect water to appliances like fridges and water filters. It has a small port and needle-like threader. It allows only precise regulation of flow and its flow rates are quite low. It's best to replace this older mechanism as it can cause problems due to its age and ease of wear.

If you suspect your water shut-off valve might be malfunctioning, be on the lookout for these common signs and call us for a repair or replacement right away:

  • Water that runs after the valve is closed or shut off
  • Dripping or leaking valves
  • Excessively noisy water flow
  • A water valve handle that leaks
  • Rust or corrosion around the valve
  • The valve is difficult to turn off or seized completely

Whatever the issue, you can trust our experienced plumber to complete your Edmonton water valve repair carefully and efficiently.

Why Choose Mr. Rooter Plumbing For Your Edmonton Water Valve Repair?

Edmonton water valve replacement and repair is not something you want to leave for an inexperienced plumber to handle. When your water line valves don't shut off, the risk of flooding becomes significantly higher. Count on our plumbing professionals for all your Edmonton water valve installation, repair, and replacement needs! We're skilled in water line replacement, sewer line replacement, frozen pipe repair, professional installation, and a wide range of other plumbing services.

FAQs About Edmonton Water Valve Repair and Replacement

How Do I Know If I Need a Water Valve Repair or Replacement?

When your water shut-off valve has failed or malfunctioned, the part will need to be replaced. Once the valve has stopped working, unfortunately, there isn't much that can be done to repair the part itself. You can try to rebuild a shut-off valve, with a valve stem repair kit, but either way, we recommend enlisting a professional plumber for all major and minor issues involving your water valves.

What Is the Best Valve for the Main Water Shut-Off?

We recommend ball valves for the main water shut-off. Ball valves are one of the most reliable types of valves. Similar to gate valves, ball valves operate by being all the way open to allow a full flow of water or all the way closed to restrict it. It only requires a glance to see if your ball valve is open or closed. If it's perpendicular to the pipe, it's closed. If it's aligned with the pipe, water will flow. We recommend exercising or cycling the valve at least every year to minimize deposits from damaging the sealing surface.

Need Edmonton Water Valve Repair or Installation? Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing Today!

Edmonton water valve repair and replacement is one of the best investments you can make towards the longevity of your home. Preventing flooding disasters and other kinds of water backup, replacement water shut-off valves sooner rather than later will save you from costly expenses down the road, due to water damage.

Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Edmonton is proud to serve the residents of Edmonton, as well as the surrounding communities of Devon, Fort Saskatchewan, Sherwood Park, Stony Plain, and Sturgeon County.

Trust us to get those water leaks fixed right up so you and your family don't have to worry about a thing! With our commitment to excellent customer service and affordable prices, you won't be sorry you did! Contact our licensed plumbers today for a plumbing inspection!

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