When floods and plumbing accidents threaten your home, you’re at the mercy of nature and fate. There’s nothing you can do except hope that the right combination of luck and prayer keeps your home from taking on too much damage…
But is that really true? Isn’t there something that can be done to protect your home?
Actually, there are a few simple plumbing products that can make all the difference. After installing these three plumbing products, your home will become unstoppable. Keep reading and we’ll be happy to explain.
Automatic Shutoff Valves
Let’s say you’re away from home. You’re on a nice vacation, and you may not even be in the states anymore. While you’re relaxing on some tropical beach with a drink in hand, a pipe in your home suddenly bursts.
“If a pipe bursts in your home and no one is around to hear it, will it cause massive water damage?”
Yes! Of course it will!
Major plumbing leaks don’t happen every day, but they do happen enough times that automatic shutoff valves were invented.
The way they work is by detecting the rate that the water flows through your home. If a sudden change in that flow is detected—the indicator of a major leak—the automatic shutoff valve will activate and turn off the water until a Phoenix plumber arrives to fix the problem.
These devices can prevent thousands of dollars spent on water damage, replacing your belongings, and on the inevitable spike that would appear on the monthly water bill. (Plus, you won’t have to go through a lengthy homeowner’s insurance claim.)
Let’s say that you’re still away from home (this is a long vacation). Meanwhile, some intense rains have been beating down on Phoenix (good thing you’re not there!). But then, these rains get so bad that they start saturating the ground below your home’s foundation. Uh oh…
All that excess moisture can lead to cracks, warped building material, and damage to your possessions. But what are you supposed to do? You can’t stop nature, right? True, but we can divert some of that flooding with a sump pump.
Sump pumps are installed in a pit at the lowest part of the home. Gravity sends the water into the pit, and the sump pump activates automatically. It then pumps out the water and sends it to a drainage system, thus severely reducing the potential damage done to your home. Not even nature can stop you when you have a sump pump.
You just got home from vacation. You avoided several thousands of dollars in damage to your home thanks to the automatic shut off valve and sump pump… but those devices are defensive. For your home to become truly unstoppable, it also must be capable of going on the offensive.
That’s right, we’re talking about the garbage disposal!
Now that you’re back from vacation, you have to start cooking your own dinners and prepping your lunches for work again. Ugh… The thought of going back to work is already making your stress return. At this point, the last thing you want to do is worry about picking bits of rotten food out of a sink strainer.
Instead, flip on that garbage disposal switch and start taking out your post-vacation aggression on organic food waste. Your new garbage disposal can take on hordes of waste for nearly 15 years before it starts to show signs of needing replacement.