The Importance of Isolation Valves

Pro-Tech Plumbing LLC.
Your Home Plumbing Specialists
Residential Plumbing
Serving Polk County Florida
863-293-4202
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Haines City mixing valve

The offending valve

We were called out today to deal with a Haines City plumbing repair in a brand new truck station/restaurant that had no hot water. It was quickly diagnosed to be a fouled tempering valve in the boiler room. Unfortunately, the commercial plumbing contractor that built the plumbing did not install isolation valves in many logical locations to install them. This made it very difficult to work on the valve and resulted in extended water down time. The business lost many customers during the water outage and the repair was more costly than it should have been.

 

 

 

 

Plumbing valve in Haines City truck stop

The needed modifications

 

 

We will be going back out to install a bypass line, flush-out port, and isolation valves soon. This will enable the building maintenance

crew to easily bypass the valve if it fails in the future and will make service a snap.

 

Don’t always go with the lowest priced estimate. There is usually something missing from the workmanship or materials. In many cases, the money saved by going “bare bones” is only a small fraction of what it will cost in the future to clean up the mess.

Pro-Tech Plumbing LLC.
Your Home Plumbing Specialists
Residential Plumbing
Serving Polk County Florida
863-293-4202
863-687-8082

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