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What are the Benefits of an Automatic Shut-Off Valve?

Monday, December 21st, 2015 at 11:00 am

Christmas is here in Olympia, WA, and amid the holiday gatherings and other activities, you likely don’t have time for a major plumbing problem. Nothing kills the spirit of the season more quickly than a leak or similar issue, forcing you to call festivities to a halt and summon a plumber as quickly as possible.  That’s one of the reasons why you should consider an automatic shut-off valve for your home plumbing system. It’s placed at the apex to your home’s plumbing system and measures the flow rate of water through the pipes. When the rate increased past a prescribed amount – indicating that water is actively leaking out of your system – the valve seals shut, cutting off the water supply for your home. The benefits of that far outweigh the minor inconvenience of suddenly losing water.

The Leak Stops

Leaks can be incredibly damaging to your home, especially in those instances when you can’t detect them. It can be panic-inducing to watch water spread across your floor with no ready way of halting it, but far worse is the leak you don’t see: the one inside the walls or in a crawlspace, where it could be leaks or months before you spot it. The automatic shut-off valve prevents that damage from taking place, turning a major repair job into something much less problematic.

You Know About It

It’s pretty hard not to notice when the water in your household promptly shuts off. Granted, it can be a major nuisance, especially if you’re in the shower or in the middle of doing dishes. But that mild nuisance is offset by immediate notification of the problem, allowing you to address it promptly and without issue.

Call the pros at Brooks Plumbing today to install or repair an automatic shut-off valve.


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