One of the more exciting innovations in Plumbing Engineering today is the availability of solenoid-controlled water shut off systems, also known as Water Leak Defense Systems.
How Leak Defense Systems Work
This enables the water to be turned off to the home in the event of a pipe rupture or even a minor leak. With many devices there will be a solenoid controlled main water valve installed at the most upstream point where the water service enters your home. These usually require electricity or batteries to operate.
Wireless transmitters can be installed remotely throughout the home. If one of the transmitter’s probes detect a certain amount of moisture it sends a signal to the solenoid’s receiver to close the system. Your water is shut down, therefore ending any chance of flooding, or the resulting damage.
Water Line Breaks Can Be Catastrophic
Ice maker lines, toilets, water heaters, and the granddaddy of them all…washing machine hoses, cause millions of dollars in damages to homes every year.
It can be a traumatic experience to have your belongings and home ruined because of a ruptured water line. Water lines inside the home can fail for several reasons, but the worst part is they usually fail when you are not at home. The same thing can occur in the middle of the night while you are sleeping.
At Champion Plumbing & Drain Cleaning in Canton, GA we have had many clients who have awoke to flooded basements due to these ill-timed water line breaks. It can be a major disruption in a family’s life. It’s similar to a fire regarding property loss and damage to the home. This is where a whole house solenoid-controlled water shut off valve can save the day.
We can usually install a leak defense system for less than the cost of your insurance deductible.
Even newer advancements are incorporating these devices into your home’s existing automation. These can alert you via your cell phone that you have a leak and the water has been shut off.
There are new choices in the field every few months. With the rapid advancement of this technology and home automation don’t be a surprised to learn that you can save on your homeowners insurance if you have one installed.
Another benefit of choosing Champion Plumbing for your Water Leak Defense System is that our Engineering and technology division can work with our plumbers to help design the best and most efficient system for your home.
Give Champion Plumbing a call and let us help you choose the best type of system for you.