The stop and waste valve of your sprinkler system is designed to protect this system and prevent damage. Due to the function that this valve serves, it is important to ensure that it remains in good condition. Our team at S & B Plumbing can help to mitigate problems with your stop and waste valve and ensures that it remains in the best possible condition.
What a Stop and Waste Valve Does
The stop and waste valve is intended to protect your sprinkler system. This valve closes when the sprinkler system is not in use, which is where the “stop” comes from. For example, when you turn off the water to your sprinkler system in the winter, the stop and waste valve will be closed. At this time, a hole will open at the bottom end of the valve. This hole allows excess amounts of water to drain out of the sprinkler system, which is where the “waste” component comes in. When there are issues with your stop and waste valve, you may experience frozen pipes, excessive leaking, or other problems.
Signs that your Valve Needs Service
The stop and waste valve is located on your sprinkler systems, which is both outside and underground. Due to this, it can be difficult to detect when the valve isn’t working. However, there are still a few signs that you should take care to watch out for. A high water bill, noticeable leaks, frozen pipes, and low water pressure can all indicate a malfunction with your stop and waste valve. This damage may also cause the sprinkler system to stop working as it is supposed to.
At S & B Plumbing, we provide the array of plumbing services that are necessary in protecting your building. We can provide installation and repair services for the stop and waste valve to ensure that it can continue to protect your sprinkler system. Contact us for more information today!