Water damage in a home can be a very costly expense to have to go through and the danger of water damage is real when using plumbing and appliances that are connected to the water supply. The danger is present in everyone's home, but can be detected and stopped dead in its tracks with the right device connected to each. Why worry about a hose bursting and allowing the water connected to it to run freely all over your home until someone gets to the water shutoff valve to stop the water from flowing.
An automatic water shutoff valve controls a single water line or the whole house's water supply to shut the water flow off to the line using a shutoff valve. It is triggered by a water sensor placed on the floor to detect water leaks near appliances that use water. It may be your refrigerator, ice machine, washing machine, toilet, or dishwasher that all use water.
The system uses a control panel that plugs into a standard outlet in your home. By using a transformer to supply power to control the valve or valves, the system is an automatic watchdog for you and your home. It uses a sensor that is placed on the floor in the general area of the appliance that will detect a leak and send an electrical signal to a control unit that activates a magnetic shutoff valve. This valve closes and stops the flow of water through the line to the appliance. The valve is connected to the waterline that is is to protect.
Although you may be home to detect such a leak, you may also be gone from your home for long periods of time or away from vacation when an undetected leak can cost you hundreds or even thousands of dollars of damage to your home. Wouldn't it be nice if you had a watchdog device that could monitor this chore for you 24 hours a day, seven days a week? Well there is such a device and it can do just that! By installing the device, you are all but worry free when it comes to water leaks. As with all modern conveniences, there is an initial cost for the devices, but weighing the option of the initial cost or the risk of paying for water damage repairs, I believe I'll side with preventive maintenance,i
Installation of this system may seem complicated, but in fact it isn't. It doesn't require a plumber or any specialized tools. You will need pliers to unscrew and tighten the water line hoses or possibility a wrench. You may also nee a drill for wall anchors, a screwdriver to install screws and plumber's tape or paste.
If you want to install a whole-house system, it is available. This system incorporates many sensors throughout the home that are connected to a single water shutoff valve connected to the incoming water line of the house. If any leak is detected by any of the sensors, the water supply is shut off.
If you want to know your home is protected from unwanted water leaks and damage, this is the system for you! A small investment now can save you a lot later. Are you ready for an automatic water shutoff valve?