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, KY area area will inspect the valve and determine if it needs replacement or simply a new washer, or other adjustments.
Call the Shut-Off Valve Repair Experts at Fayette Heating & Air
If you live in or around the Lexington, KY area and notice leaking around a shut-off valve in your home or office, now is the time to call Fayette Heating & Air.
We offer expert service, highly trained technicians, and a commitment to excellence that few can match. Call us today to learn more.