Every household in the Concord, MA area should have a main shut-off valve for the water line, which turns the water off to the whole household and allows you to act swiftly in the event of a leak or burst pipes. With winter on its way and the chances of burst pipes becoming much higher in the next few months, it’s important for every member of the household to know where that valve is and how to use it in the event of trouble.
Will You Be Home When the Pipes Leak?
Sadly, not every problem with your plumbing system can be caught in such a fashion, and burst pipes and leaks pay no mind to whether you’re home or awake. What happens if a problem develops in the middle of the night? Or while you’re away on vacation?
Or what if there is just a small leak that takes place in the crawlspace of your walls, where it may be weeks or months before you discover the problem? The shut-off valve only works if you’re there to turn it and know that there’s a problem requiring it.
That’s why we recommend the installation of an automatic shut-off valve in your home. These devices are installed at the apex of your main water line to monitor the comparative water pressure in your pipes.
The moment a leak occurs, the change in pressure is noted and the valve snaps shut. This serves two purposes. Not only does it prevent any further water damage to your home and furnishings from the leak, but it alerts family members to the problem. The minute you flush the toilet or turn on the faucet, you know there’s a problem, allowing you to call in a trained professional plumber to correct it without delay.
Call Cooling Unlimited today to discuss the installation of an automatic shut-off valve!