Why You Should Always Opt for a Ball Valve

Whenever you replace a valve—whether it’s a shutoff under the sink or the isolation valve on your water heater—upgrade to a ball valve.

ball valve vs standard valve

Ball valves are better

Whenever you replace a valve—whether it’s a shutoff under the sink or the isolation valve on your water heater—upgrade to a ball valve. Also called “quarter-turn” valves, ball valves have a simple ball inside rather than a screw mechanism and rubber seals. That simplicity means reliability; ball valves almost always work when you need them.

inside ball valve

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