Water Valve Replacement Vancouver

There's no question that Vancouver is the home to a vibrant outdoor life. With over 130 hiking trails, whale-watching tours and the Capilano suspension bridge nestled into the heart of North Vancouver's forests, it's an incredible place to reside year-round. But, in those winter months, Vancouver can be home to some heavy rains, and when those winter rains set in, having an operating water shut-off valve is essential to the protection of any Vancouver home.

A water shutoff valve that doesn't work can cause serious water issues and even structural damage to your home. Our professional plumber in Vancouver, BC, is committed to ensuring your home is safe in the case of flooding, heavy rain or household leaks. You can count on us for your water valve replacement in Vancouver.

About Our Vancouver Water Valve Replacement Services

Water shutoff valves are used for regulating and controlling the direction in which water flows through a pipe. They allow your home to connect supply lines to plumbing fixtures, like sinks and toilets. They also help narrow down and repair leaks near fixtures. Shut-off valves, specifically are used to shut off water access in the event of flooding or leaks. But what does the process look like to get a water valve replacement in Vancouver? Read on to learn more about our step-by-step process:

  • Identify Existing Valve: Upon arriving on site, one of our plumbing experts will determine how the water shut-off valve is connected to the corresponding pipe. There are a few different valve types we will encounter. The pipe will be connected by either a solder, compression or threaded fitting. We'll know it's a solder fitting if there is silver solder around the joint. The solder fitting can be replaced with either a solder or compression-type valve. A threaded fitting will show visible threads connecting the valve to the pipe. The pipe will also be copper and will need to be replaced with a threaded valve. A compression fitting is marked by a compression nut, connecting it to the valve, and will need to be replaced by a compression valve.
  • Remove Old Valve: We will then shut off the water line. The faucet will be opened to drain the line, and a bucket will be placed under the old valve. The removal of the old valve will vary, depending on its type. For example, for a threaded valve, we will hold the pipe steady with a pipe wrench and twist the valve off.
  • Prep Water Line Pipe: Next, one of our plumbing technicians will prepare the pipe for installation of the new valve. The prep process will vary slightly based on which type of valve fitting you're going for, but no matter which type of fitting you have, we will first prep the water pipe by ensuring that the pipe is clean and smooth, cleaning the inside of the valve with a sanding cloth as well. For a compression-type valve, we will slide the compression nut snuggly over the pipe, sliding it as far back on the pipe as possible. Then, a compression ring will slide over the pipe's end. For a thread-type valve, we'll remove any thread seal tape from threads and ensure they're cleaned. The threads will then be wrapped with thread seal tape.
  • Install New Valve: Again, the process of installing the valve will depend on the type of fitting. For a compression-type water valve, for example, the valve will need to be threaded into the compression, ensuring it slides seamlessly over the compression ring. We will then tighten the nut onto the valve using an adjustable wrench.
  • Attach Supply Line: Lastly, we'll reattach the supply lines to the valve by attaching them to the valve using the same steps used to attach the valve.
  • Ensure Hose Isn't Leaking: To ensure there is no leaking, we will open the new valves and run water through the faucet. This will clean the lines out, and we'll be able to determine if any leaking persists.

Why Choose Mr. Rooter Plumbing For Your Water Valve Replacement in Vancouver?

Leaving a damaged water shut-off valve is not something you want to leave for later. A leaking faucet could be the result of other underlying issues in your pipes and can cause your utility bills to skyrocket. From main water shut-off valves to toilet shut-off valves and hose bib shut-off valves, our team of plumbing professionals will handle your water valve replacement in Vancouver! We're skilled in water line replacement projects, plumbing issues, and all your maintenance needs. Furthermore, you can count on our 24/7 plumbing emergency service, designed to protect you from the unexpected. Our clients keep Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Vancouver on speed dial because they know they can count on our licensed plumber during emergencies.

FAQs About Water Valve Replacement: Vancouver

How Often Should Water Valves Be Replaced?

Generally speaking, your water shut-off valves should last between 10-20 years. Although this varies depending on the material used. Stainless steel can last up to 30 years, for example, while brass lasts more around the 10-year mark. Regular maintenance and upkeep will also help your water shut-off valves last longer. Remove them annually to give them a good clean and they could have a longer lifespan.

How Many Water Shut-Off Valves Are In My House? How Do I Locate Them All?

Essentially, anywhere you can find a major water line, should have a shut-off valve. Other than the main water shut-off valve, there are a few other locations where you should have water shut-off valves in your home, such as:

  • Toilet
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Water Heater
  • Sink
  • Shower/bath
  • Hose bib
  • Gas Line
  • Breaker Box

If you've noticed any water leaks or mishaps with any of your water lines, call us today for your water valve replacement in Vancouver!

Need Vancouver Water Valve Replacement and Installation? Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing Today!

Replacing a malfunctioning water shut-off valve is not something that should wait! The importance of water shut-off valves to your home's longevity, water damage prevention and structural integrity cannot be ignored. The longer you ignore a needed water valve replacement in Vancouver, the more damage it can cause to your plumbing systems and cost you in energy bills.

We're proud to serve the communities of Vancouver, North Vancouver and West Vancouver for a variety of plumbing repairs, such as clogged drain repairs, sewer and drain cleaning, heating services, water heater repairs, and much more!

Contact us today and one of our friendly customer care representatives will set up an appointment with our qualified plumbers! Don't wait another minute for Vancouver water valve replacement.

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