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Pumps & Valves

Houston Pump and Valve Plumbing Services

Keeping Your Pipes and Valves in Top Shape

Pumps and valves are essential components of plumbing systems, providing a means for controlling the flow of water. Pumps help move fluid from one area to another, while valves control the rate at which fluid passes through pipes or tubes. In addition, they can be used to regulate pressure within a system or even shut off the water supply when necessary. They are used in both residential and commercial applications to ensure the efficient and safe operation of these buildings’ systems. 

Our Houston pump and valve plumbing services include professional assistance with installing, maintaining, and repairing these crucial components. Our experts at Santhoff Plumbing have over 200 years of combined experience and are familiar with all types of pumps and valves, from pressure relief valves to sump pumps. If you are not familiar with what pumps and valves do or what types you need, we are happy to assess your residential or commercial plumbing system and make tailored recommendations. Our Veteran-owned, family-operated company offers a satisfaction guarantee on all of our plumbing services, so you can always count on quality workmanship and a commitment to professionalism.

Need help with your pumps or valves? Call (713) 360-2185 or contact us online to request a service appointment.

The Importance of Plumbing Valves

Valves are responsible for regulating the flow of water to plumbing fixtures or stopping the flow of water entirely in the event of a plumbing emergency. Without valves, there would be no way to control water pressure or the flow rate of a given fixture. You also would not be able to stop flooding should a pipe burst or if major leaks develop. That is why, at the bare minimum, every plumbing fixture needs at least one shutoff valve. 

Our Houston pump and valve plumbing services include expert support with all types of valves, including:

  • Main Water Shut-Off Valves. The main water shut-off valve controls the supply of water to the entirety of your home. All water passes through this valve on the way to other pipes and, eventually, your fixtures. This valve is usually installed near the main water supply line and provides a way to quickly shut off the flow of water in case of an emergency, such as a burst pipe, major leak, flood, or any other issue. Using the main water shut-off valve may also be necessary during maintenance tasks like replacing plumbing fixtures or performing repairs.
  • Fixture Shut Off Valves. A fixture shut-off valve is installed near individual plumbing fixtures such as sinks, toilets, and showerheads. This valve provides a means to quickly shut off the flow of water in case of an emergency or when performing repairs or maintenance on a specific fixture.
  • Pressure-Reducing Valves. While you may enjoy high water pressure, especially from your showerhead, too much of it can do significant, untimely damage to your plumbing system. As its name would imply, a pressure-reducing valve regulates water pressure, using a spring-loaded mechanism to detect when the pressure reaches a certain level, after which it closes or opens to control the flow rate. This helps ensure that your pipes are not subject to excess stress, reducing wear and tear and prolonging their lifespan. It also helps conserve resources by preventing unnecessary waste on tasks that require controlled flow rates such as dishwashing.
  • Gate Valves. Unlike other types of valves, gate valves use a sliding wedge to open and close the passage. This allows them to be used in applications where precise control over the flow rate is not required but an easy on-off action is desired. They are designed to provide tight shutoff without any leakage when closed, making them well-suited for stopping the flow of water in case of an emergency. They are also ideal for applications that involve flowing fluids with large particles or high viscosity, as their wedge shape provides less friction than other types of valves.
  • Ball Valves. Ball valves are designed with a spherical shape that contains a hole or port, allowing them to open or close with a simple quarter-turn motion. This makes them ideal for applications that require frequent on-off cycling or precise adjustments to the flow rate. Ball valves are also known for their ability to handle large amounts of pressure and withstand extreme temperatures, making them suitable for more demanding applications. Ball valves are also highly reliable and often require less maintenance than other valve types, which makes them an attractive choice for both residential and commercial plumbing systems.
  • Check Valves. Check valves have a valve flap that is held closed by spring tension or gravity. It opens when water flows through them in the correct direction. When the pressure or flow of water stops, the valve closes to prevent any backflow from occurring. This helps ensure that plumbing systems remain pressurized and free from contamination. Additionally, check valves can help prevent water hammering in piping systems, which can cause significant damage over time. 

The Importance of Plumbing Pumps

Pumps move water from one area of your plumbing system to another. They are typically used to move water from the main water supply line to fixtures, including sinks, toilets, and showerheads. They can also be used to move wastewater away from the home. Pumps operate by using mechanical energy to pressurize liquid and create flow, allowing them to transfer fluids over long distances or height differences more quickly than would otherwise be possible.

Our Houston pump and valve plumbing services can help you explore various types of submersible and non-submersible pumps, including:

  • Centrifugal pumps. A centrifugal pump uses an impeller or rotating disk to create suction and move liquids through the system. These pumps are popular due to their high efficiency, low maintenance requirements, and relatively low cost compared to other types. Centrifugal pumps can also be used for both pressurization and de-pressurization, making them suitable for applications where variable pressure is required. Most sump pumps use centrifugal pumps.
  • Positive displacement pumps. Positive displacement pumps operate by trapping a certain amount of liquid before moving it around the system to create flow. As the name implies, positive displacement pumps rely on increasing pressure within the system to move fluids, meaning they can handle higher pressures than centrifugal pumps without sacrificing efficiency. These pumps also require minimal maintenance due to their simple design, making them a preferred option for long-term reliability.
  • Jet pumps. Jet pumps are also popularly used in residential and commercial plumbing applications due to their ability to generate high levels of pressure with minimal effort. They work by using an impeller inside a diffuser chamber connected to an intake line that draws liquid from the source into the chamber. The pressure generated by this process is then used to move liquids around through pipes or tubes, allowing for precise control over water delivery systems such as sprinklers or faucets. Jet pumps typically require more energy than other types of pumps but make up for it with their ability to generate large amounts of pressure quickly and efficiently. 
  • Vacuum pumps. Vacuum pumps are often employed in plumbing systems due to their ability to reduce air pressure within pipes or tubing to create flow or provide suction at specific points along the line. Vacuum pumps operate using either mechanical means or electricity, depending on the application and requirements needed from the pump itself. These pumps offer highly efficient operation and can help reduce overall energy costs when compared with other types of plumbing pumps due to their low power consumption levels and long service life spans.

If you think something may be wrong with one of your pumps or valves, Santhoff Plumbing is available 24/7 for emergency support. Contact us online or call (713) 360-2185 to request our Houston pump and valve plumbing services today!

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