Stop and Waste Replacement

Posted by on Oct 4, 2017 in News, plumbing know how

Stop and Waste Replacement

According to Environmental Protection Agency, an average household wastes 9,400 gallons of water annually, which is equivalent to water used in 300 loads of laundry. As fellow residents of Utah, we understand perfectly how much we Utahans hate to waste water. But, did you know that much of this wasted water may not come from inside your house? That’s right, in many cases, unsuspecting homeowners could be paying higher water bills only because their Stop and Waste Value is leaking. Many a times, the leakage goes completely undetected for many months causing unnecessary wastage and costs to the homeowners.

What is a Stop and Waste Valve?

A Stop and Waste Valve is an essential element of an irrigation system such as your sprinkler. It controls the flow of water to your sprinkler. It is mainly used to turn off the water supply to the sprinkler without affecting the water supply to your house.

When the Stop and Waste Valve is shut off, it automatically drains the water in the line via a waste hole. This is essential to keep the pipeline free from water, especially during the winters, when the water can freeze and burst the pipeline.

Why does a Stop and Waste Valve leak?

There are many reasons for a Stop and Waste Valve to leak. One primary cause is the normal wear and tear. A typical Stop and Waste Valve lasts for anywhere from 5 to 15 years, depending on multiple factors such as incoming water pressure, water quality, and quality of the valve itself.

Then there are the twigs, plant roots, and other debris that often block the waste hole. As a consequence, the water leaks through the opened test port on the back flow.

Get It Fixed Now

Leakage through the Stop and Waste Valve wastes a lot of water that can increase your water bills. It can also cause major damage to your entire pipeline, which can result in an expensive repair.

So, the moment you notice the leaks, you call Murray Plumbing. Right away!

Murray Plumbing is the most trusted and renowned plumbing repair service in Utah. We offer a full suite of plumbing repair service that takes care of your leaking stop and waste valve. Whether your valve needs a replacement, your pipeline needs the debris stuck in it removed, or your sprinkler system needs to be winter-proofed before the onset of winters, Murray Plumbing will take care of it.

Our professionals have decades of experience with plumbing and understand how the smallest of things can affect your sprinkler system. Once we take care of an issue, we try to defend your system against similar issues in the medium term. For instance, if your water system is collecting debris, then our professionals will find the root cause of the problem and prevent the debris from collecting in the future. This way, you don’t have to incur future costs on similar issues.

If you want Utah’s best plumbing service to repair your water leakage problem, and fix it in such a way that you will be ready for any season, then give us a call right away at 801-636-6710

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