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What Is an Automatic Water Shut Off Valve?
What Is an Automatic Water Shut Off Valve?
April 26/2022

What Is an Automatic Water Shut Off Valve?

If you are a property or homeowner, you are familiar with the catastrophe associated with flooding. If there's a leaky line and your plumbing, you risk damage to flooring, cabinets, drywall, furniture, and many more. A small undetected leak can lead to significant damage, leaving behind an overwhelming mess. If you are in constant fear of the day you'll wake up to a flooded home, Mr. Rooter Plumbing has the solution you need.

The automatic water shut off valve works with leak detectors to enhance your monitoring of the water pressure in your lines and the state of the entire plumbing system. Three types of water leak detectors are used to detect issues differently. The first type is a flow water meter that constantly monitors the plumbing lines' flow rate. If there's a sudden change in water pressure, the system recognizes it and cuts the water supply to your building.

The second type of water leak detector is a flood sensor, which sits on the floor in areas prone to flooding. Once the sensor comes into contact with water, it turns off the water supply to your house, preventing water damage.

The final type of leak detector is the acoustic sensors aligned along the water supply lines and helps detect the sounds of leaks. We recommend these sensors for industrial applications rather than residential ones. Modern systems have an in-built alarm that goes off if there's a leak, broken line, or pipe damage. This helps prevent the damage from getting out of hand, keeping water-related destruction to a minimum. 

Do I Need an Automatic Shut off Valve?

The first question one needs to ask themselves is: Will I always be home when there's a leak or pipe burst? If the answer is no, you need to hire a competent plumber to install an automatic shut off valve. Although most homeowners are lucky enough to catch a leaky pipe before it causes severe damage, most of these issues happen when least expected. Nobody wants to experience an emergency in the middle of the night that leaves you searching the internet for a leak detection company. All the hassle can be prevented by hiring a plumber to install an automatic shut off valve, preventing the catastrophic effects of water damage.

Peace of Mind

Knowing there's a system in place to prevent water-related damage gives you peace of mind since you have the opportunity to address issues before they grow into costly problems. Don't wait for water damage to occur so that you can onboard a plumber. We recommend scheduling routine maintenance with a reputable and reliable service provider. Our team will conduct a comprehensive assessment of your plumbing before installing a shut off valve to ensure everything is in tiptop condition.

If you have an automatic shut off valve that's damaged, we can help you repair it or replace it, depending on the severity of the damage. Contact us today at Mr. Rooter Plumbing, and enjoy quality services at a pocket-friendly price.