Indoor Air Quality
When you leave your home for an extended period, whether for a business trip that lasts a few days or a long vacation with family and friends, you’ll want to feel assured that your home is protected. If anything goes wrong with your plumbing, do you have precautions in place? The last thing you want to return home to find is massive flooding from a broken main and immense water damage that will cost a fortune to remediate.
What type of precaution is available for something like this? It’s a basic one: an automatic shut-off valve. To have one installed, or to have your current one serviced, contact Red Rock Mechanical, LLC. Installing these valves is just one of the many plumbing jobs we do for homeowners in Burlington, VT and throughout Northwest Vermont and Northeast New York. We have over 23 years of history and are dedicated to delivering the finest customer service—the kind you won’t find at a larger company.
How an Automatic Shut–Off Valve Works
There are different types of emergency shut–off valves, and the way they operate varies. One common model measures the water pressure in the plumbing. If there is a sudden drop in pressure, it indicates large amounts of water are escaping somewhere in from the pipes. This causes a valve to swing shut and stop the flow of water. Another type of shut–off valve works through sensors on the floors in parts of the house where flooding may occur. When the sensors detect water, they send a signal to the valve to seal off the water main.
All types of automatic shut–off valves are connected to a control panel inside the house. This will alert you when the valve activates so you can call for plumbing assistance. The plumbers will find what’s wrong, correct it, and reset the valve.
Emergency Shut–Off Valve Maintenance and Replacement
If you’re lucky, you won’t have to rely on your automatic shut–off valve often—or maybe at all! However, you’ll be thankful for the peace of mind it brings. But it is a wise idea to have the shut–off valve routinely inspected to make sure it works correctly.
What good is an emergency prevention device like this if you can’t depend on it working when it needs to? Our plumbers are glad to make inspections of your shut–off valve a part of regular plumbing maintenance visits. If the valve is old and needs a replacement, we’ll handle that as well.
Contact Us for Other Preventive Plumbing Measures in Burlington, VT
Every home should have an emergency shut–off valve in place. We can’t think of a single case where it wouldn’t benefit a household. Don’t hesitate to contact our offices in Burlington to arrange for installation. We’re more than happy to help. We offer other preventive services for plumbing, such as sump pumps, which remove water from flooding that can arrive with the rains and snowmelt. You only have to ask about the many ways that we can improve your plumbing.
Red Rock Mechanical, LLC is proud to have a long history delivering the best in home plumbing to the Burlington, VT area. Contact us today to find out why we have so many satisfied customers.