Normally done “in situ,” valve rehabilitation and repair services performed by a professional water services company are performed without shutting down the pipeline. Water services technicians are professionally trained and have the tools, expertise, and knowledge to fully service water main valves of any size or type. In addition, the experienced technicians are able to identify problems before they threaten the safety and the reliability of the water distribution system.
When a utility company hires a water services company that provides water main valve repair services, the utility company will benefit from not having the pipeline shut down thereby eliminating the costs related to dewatering and service disruptions. Experienced professionals from a quality water services company will have the skills to perform water main valve rehabilitation and repair. By using a cost-efficient and proven method, utility companies will benefit from maximizing asset life at a much lower cost than complete replacement. For instance, water main valve rehabilitation costs are normally only 10-20% of the cost of a new replacement asset, and even so, the service life of a rehabilitated valve can often equal the service life expected with a new manufactured valve.
Because the operability of large valves are vital to control and manage water distribution systems, these large valves are very expensive to replace. When replacing large valves, costs include excavation and removing the old valve. When inserting the new valve, there may be a disruption in service as well as traffic congestion. When you hire a water service company, you will have professional technicians that will perform repairs and rehabilitation “in situ.” The result is a significantly lower or deferred cost.
When looking for a professional water service company, it is important that they offer services such as water main valve exercise, valve raises, packing seals, replacement and custom sizes, op nut replacements, stock and custom sizes to fit the need of the valve, pinion shaft replacements, stock and custom sizes, pinion gear replacements, stock and custom sizes, bull gear replacements, and stock and custom sizes. In addition, other important services a quality water service should provide include valve body nut and bolt replacements, gear box repairs, refitting and replacement of worn or broken components, replacement of shear pins for butterfly valves, custom tooling to operate hand wheels, rising stems or odd shaped op nuts, replacement of operators, stops setting, timing setting for auto-shutdowns (both electric and manual), securing valves back to mounts, replacing strapping, and adding blocking in place. These water services are essential for quality water main valve repair services.
A leaking water main valve may cause panic, however, when you have hired a quality water service company that offers complete quality water main valve repair services, you will have peace of mind knowing that the repair will be done in an efficient manner and will benefit from not having the pipeline shut down thereby eliminating the costs related to dewatering and service disruptions. Check out what a quality water service company can do for your utility or local government.