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Home » Plumbing » Automatic Shut–Off Valves
Time for a pop quiz! Yeah, yeah, we know. Everyone hates them, but sometimes they’re important. One of the plumbing pipes in your house has just ruptured. An entire section of your home is rapidly going to flood, costing thousands of dollars to repair, unless you can turn off the water manually. Do you know where your shutoff valve is?
If you answered that question with a “no” then you might want to consider having an automatic shutoff valve installed in your home. Even if you said you did know where the manual shutoff valve was, you should consider installing an automatic shutoff valve. Read on, if you’re curious as to why. Environment Masters, Inc. provides full automatic shutoff valve installation, maintenance, repair, and replacement services throughout Jackson, MS. Contact us today to schedule an appointment. Trusted. Since 1957.
Why Automatic Shut–Off Valves Are Better Than Manual
In the scenario we presented above, time is money. The longer it would take you to reach the manual shut–off valve and close it, the more damage would be done to your home from the plumbing rupture. This is not a good situation to be in at the best of times. It’s even worse when you don’t know where the valve is. All homes have a water shut–off valve somewhere on their property. They have to, in order to have large scale plumbing installations and repairs conducted. Here’s the thing, though: most people don’t know where their valve is, and the location of these valves is not standardized.
If you decided to look for your home’s manual shut–off valve right now, it could be in any one of a half–dozen different locations. You really don’t want to have to check through all of them while your home is flooding. Even if you know exactly where the valve is, and can reach it fairly quickly, stopping the above problem still depends on you being there. If a major plumbing leak occurs while you’re away from the home, there’s nothing you can do but pay to repair the damage later. That’s why you should install an automatic shut–off valve.
How It Works
There are two standard types of automatic valves available. One automatic shutoff valve is designed to monitor the flow of water through your home’s entire plumbing system. Specifically, it measures the pressure in the system at all times. When there is a sudden drop in pressure, indicative of something like a pipe rupture, the valve will close automatically to prevent further water spillage. Another type detects moisture on the ground, responding in the same way.
This can save you thousands of dollars in repair costs, even if it all occurs while you’re not there to do anything about it. This is a much more cost effective way to protect your plumbing system, and your home.
We Install and Service Emergency Shut–Off Valves
If you want to make sure your home is protected in case of a plumbing emergency, you should take advantage of our emergency shut–off valve services. We’ll make sure that your new automatic shut–off valve is properly installed and maintained, so that it’s ready to protect your home if need be. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert plumbers. We offer full automatic shut–off valve services throughout Jackson, MS.