Replacing your old main water shut off valve can protect your home and your health

Amigo Plumbing recently performed a vital upgrade by replacing an outdated main water shut-off gate valve with a modern, all-brass, lead-free lever-type ball valve and spigot.

The decision to swap out the old gate valve for a new lever-type ball valve and spigot represents a significant improvement in terms of both performance and durability. Gate valves, especially older ones, are prone to corrosion, leaks, and reduced functionality over time. By installing a high-quality, all-brass ball valve, Amigo Plumbing effectively addresses these concerns and establishes a reliable shut-off mechanism that homeowners can rely on.


This strategic replacement not only enhances the functionality of the plumbing system but also delivers numerous benefits to homeowners, ensuring peace of mind and convenience.

One of the primary benefits of the new ball valve is its superior ease of operation. Unlike gate valves, which often require multiple turns to open or close fully, the lever-type ball valve features a simple, intuitive lever mechanism that allows for quick and effortless shut-off in emergency situations. This accessibility is particularly valuable during plumbing emergencies, such as burst pipes or leaks, where every second counts in preventing water damage.

Furthermore, the use of lead-free brass in the construction of the ball valve ensures the safety and purity of the drinking water supply. Lead contamination poses significant health risks, especially in older plumbing systems where lead-based materials may have been used. By opting for a lead-free solution, Amigo Plumbing prioritizes the well-being of homeowners and their families, providing peace of mind knowing that their water is free from harmful contaminants.

In addition to improved functionality and safety, the installation of the new ball valve and spigot offers long-term durability and reliability. Brass is known for its exceptional resistance to corrosion and wear, ensuring that the shut-off valve remains in optimal condition for years to come. This durability translates to reduced maintenance costs and fewer potential issues down the line, saving homeowners both time and money in the long term.

Moreover, the upgrade to a modern ball valve enhances the overall value of the property. Potential buyers are likely to view a well-maintained and updated plumbing system as a desirable feature, contributing to the property’s market appeal and potentially increasing its resale value.

In summary, Amigo Plumbing’s replacement of the old main water shut-off gate valve with a new all-brass, lead-free lever-type ball valve and spigot offers homeowners a multitude of benefits. From improved functionality and ease of operation to enhanced safety and long-term durability, this upgrade represents a wise investment in the efficiency, reliability, and value of the property’s plumbing system.

Amigo Plumbing is dedicated to excellence in plumbing services and we would love to serve your plumbing needs, contact us today.