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Automatic Shutoff Valves & Service in Birmingham, AL
Do you happen to know where the water shutoff valve is in your home? It may not seem like all that important of a question, but it can save you thousands of dollars in the right circumstances. The water shutoff valve is the part responsible for controlling the flow of water into your home through the water line. In an emergency, the valve can be closed to cut off all water flow into the home to prevent any water damage. This is most often done when a pipe ruptures or some other plumbing emergency starts spewing water out into the home. However, you may not always be able to get to the water valve in time to prevent the majority of the damage.
That’s where we come in. Western Sales & Services, Inc. offers a full range of automatic shutoff valve services throughout Birmingham, AL. Call today to schedule an appointment with one of our plumbing experts.
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How Automatic Shutoff Valves Work
An automatic shutoff valve is a special valve that is installed in the residential water line and monitors the pressure in the plumbing system. When the valve detects a leak, rupture, or some other anomaly that causes water to suddenly leave the system, it will automatically shut off the flow of water entering the home through the municipal water line. This serves to prevent even more water from escaping the plumbing system, flooding indoors, and causing damage to the home.
Why Automatic Shutoff Valves Are Necessary
As mentioned above, water damage is the most harmful part of most plumbing emergencies. Even a small amount of water damage can cost thousands of dollars to repair, which is why it’s so important that it be prevented as much as possible. If a plumbing emergency occurs and you’re there to shut off the water, then everything should turn out fine. There are a number of problems, though.
First, most people have absolutely no idea where their home’s water shutoff valve is. The location of the valve is not standardized, and could be in any one of half a dozen locations depending on the home. If you don’t know where your water shutoff valve is, you really don’t want to run around looking for it while your upstairs bathroom is flooding.
The second issue is that even if you do know where your home’s water shutoff valve is, there is no guarantee that you’ll be able to reach it when you need to. If a plumbing emergency occurs when you’re out of the house, or asleep, you are not going to be able to act quickly enough to save the home from immense water damage. That is why automatic shutoff valves are so important. With an automatic shutoff valve, you don’t have to worry about personally protecting your home from water damage as the result of an emergency. The valve will take care of it for you. Western Sales & Services, Inc. offers a full range of automatic shutoff valve services throughout Birmingham, AL. Call today to schedule an appointment with one of our technicians.