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A London Plumbers Guide to Freeing Sticking Ball Valves

When it comes to plumbing valves, there are those that can be used outdoors like the ones that are used for washing your car or watering your lawn. Water supply valves are very important because they control the water flows in your entire house. For this reason, read the guide from Emergency Plumbers London to ensure that everything is in check so that you do not end up spending a lot of money on repairs.

The best way to keep your ball valves from sticking is by turning the ball valves on and off. In case there is a broken water pipe, it is still important that the water valve is put on and off on a regular basis. In case you are not sure of what you are supposed to do, you can always contact a plumber to come and assess the problem.

Some of the things that plumbers will advise you to do in case of a sticking ball valves is the following…

Make sure that you start turning off the ball valve that you are working on. In some cases, you may have to turn off the whole entire system so that you can be able to work easily.

After doing the above, the next thing that you can do is to drip oil that is penetrating down the valve shaft and then gives it some time for it to be able to soak. You can use your hands to turn the valve. If the valve starts to become loose, you can go ahead and add more oil while at the same time you are turning the valve. This can be done until the valve is open completely.

The next thing that you should do heat up the mentioned valve by making use of a hair dryer. The main reason as to why the heating is important is because the heat tends to melt the gunk properly in a way that allows you to start turning the valve without any difficulty.

Some of the things that our plumbers and engineers will come with

  • An adjustable wrench
  • A hair dryer
  • Penetrating oil
  • A small hammer

Since we are experienced in what we do, our team at A.S.Plumbers Wirral will be able to work on the sticky ball valves without having any difficulty and also in a way that will leave you satisfied and happy.