Whether you are a homeowner, building owner, building manager, or business owner, now more than ever it’s important to make every dollar count. That includes protecting your valuable assets. One of the best things you can do is to help safeguard your properties from costly water damage that can result in thousands of dollars worth of damage, losses of personal keepsakes or important business resources, and the headache of being without a place to live or work for extended periods.
What can you do to protect your home or building space? Here are answers to some commonly asked questions we receive at WaterCop.
How many homeowners and building owners have experienced significant water damage?
Nearly 25 percent of all homeowners and building owners have experienced significant water damage from plumbing connection breaks and continuous flow leaks. This type of preventable water damage is one of the most common causes of insurance claims and can result in months of frustrating – and costly – repairs.
How common are water leaks in homes?
About 10 percent of homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons or more of water a day. As these leaks grow larger, you need a water detection system that detects water damage at the earliest possible moment to help keep those ongoing drips from becoming a catastrophic problem.
How much water must be present for a flood sensor to detect a leak?
It takes only a few ounces of water contacting the sensor to activate the valve. The sensor must be properly placed in an advantageous location to detect leaks and puddling at the earliest possible stages of a leak event. Please refer to the limitations of the system and the Owner/Installation Manual for sensor placement instructions and suggestions.
Why is WaterCop a viable option for helping to prevent catastrophic water damage?
The WaterCop system utilizes an automatic shut-off valve installed on the water supply line of a home or commercial building. When sensors detect a leak, a signal is sent to the shut-off valve and water ﬂow is quickly stopped to downstream areas reducing the chance of major ﬂooding.
Do I need a plumber to install the WaterCop valve?
It is important to make sure that installation complies with local building codes therefore we recommend that a certified and licensed plumber install the WaterCop valve itself.
Will WaterCop work with my security or home automation system?
WaterCop systems are equipped with auxiliary input/output contacts and can be wired into your existing home automation system (wiring not included). Consult your security system manual or installation professional for details on integration.
How can I learn more about the WaterCop system?
If you would like to learn more about the WaterCop system, how it could benefit your home and building, and everything we have to offer, we invite you to explore the details within our website or feel free to contact us at 800-545-3636.