How safe is your home? One of your top priorities as a homeowner is to protect your home from water damage. One of the best ways to do this is by installing safety plumbing devices. Read this article to learn about the safety devices you can install and why you need to install them and how you can protect your home from water damage. If you have questions, get in touch with an emergency plumber.
What Safety Devices Can You Install and Why Do You Need to Install Them?
Below are some of the safety devices you can install in your home. Speak with an emergency plumber to help you install these devices.
The shut-off valve is used to turn off your water. You need to turn it off in case there are repairs that need to be done or when there’s a plumbing leak. Some homeowners only have one shut-off valve installed and it’s usually in the basement. We recommend you install several of these in your home especially when you live in a larger home. If you only have one valve in the basement and the basement starts flooding, it’s going to be difficult to turn that thing off. Currently, how many shut-off valves do you have at home? If you only have one, contact an emergency plumber to install several of these.
Leak Detection Devices
Are you always away from home? You need these safety devices installed so that you get alerts or notifications when there’s a possible leak in your plumbing or when there are plumbing problems that need to be addressed. As long as you connect these devices to your phone or tablet, you’ll be getting alerts every time it detects something suspicious in your plumbing such as fluctuations in the water temperature.
While leak detection devices can’t repair a leak, they can prevent further damage to your home. These devices can automatically turn off your water. If you’re ready to install one for your home, call an emergency plumber today. Our plumbing team can help you install these devices or help you make an informed decision on which type of leak detection device to install for your home.
Those with basements must install a sump pump to safeguard appliances stored in the basement and to protect their home from water damage. Imagine when you have personal belongings there or major appliances and the water heater starts to leak. It’s going to cost you a fortune in repairs and replacements. You will also need to deal with mold which can damage your home’s structural foundation.
If you don’t have a sump pump yet, now’s the time to call an emergency plumber to install one. Also, make sure these devices are tested and you have extra batteries instead there’s a power interruption. Additionally, don’t forget to regularly maintain these devices to ensure they always work every time you need them to work. Contact a plumber if you need more information about sump pumps.
Tips That Prevent Plumbing Emergencies
Below are other tips that protect your home and prevent costly plumbing repairs.
- Protect the pipes. It’s a must to insulate outdoor plumbing especially when you get freezing winters. All you need to do is cover them with insulating material so that the water inside the pipes doesn’t freeze. When they do, you’ll have a bigger problem at home because frozen pipes can expand and burst. You’ll know the pipes are already frozen when no water comes out of the shower. In this case, you need to call an emergency plumber to help you thaw the pipes and ensure it doesn’t burst.
- Take care of your water heater. If you still have a water heater tank at home, never forget to drain it to remove the sediment buildup. Don’t make the mistake of ignoring the sediment that can accumulate in your water heater or it’s going to cause you a lot of trouble. You might end up calling an emergency plumber for water heater repair or worse, you might need water heater replacement. Yes, sediment can also damage the tank and when this happens, you will have no choice but to replace your water heater.
- Replace galvanized pipes with modern piping. If your water smells rusty or looks strange, we suggest you contact an emergency plumber for an inspection. If you have older pipes, it might be time to get a replacement. Don’t worry, we have the right plumbing team who can thoroughly inspect your plumbing and do repiping as well. Contact us at your earliest convenience and we will send someone right away.
- Be careful with hidden leaks. Do you see water spots in the ceilings or walls, or perhaps your basement or kitchen smells like mold? There is possibly a leak in your plumber; we suggest you call a plumber for professional leak detection. If you don’t do anything, a small leak can progress into a major plumbing emergency that will cost you a lot of money.
Call bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of North Dallas Today
Do you need an emergency plumber? We’re just here to help. Our plumbers aren’t just well-trained, they’re also experts in the field. We have been helping several homeowners and businesses with their drains, water heaters, plumbing pipes or sewers. You can count on us for we always make sure our customers are happy with the services we provide by ensuring the problem is resolved within the day. We can also help with professional drain cleaning and leak detection.
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