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How a Water Leak Can Damage Your Home and Peace of Mind

Drip. It begins innocently and quietly: a tiny water droplet forms. Drip. In here, it’s zero degrees Fahrenheit, a frigid and seemingly unforgiving environment. Drip, drip. The water droplet is joined by another, and another as a quiet surge begins to gain momentum. Drip, drip, drip, drip. The droplets, moving quickly enough not to freeze, form a puddle and begin to make their escape. Drip, drip, whoosh. With a mild whimper, then a defiant splatter, out comes this water to a very unwelcome destination . . . your beautiful new kitchen floor. 

You may be asleep. Or out for the day. Or miles aways from home. But by the time you discover this standing water, it’s probably too late. Your floor could be ruined and that’s if you catch this water problem early. Left unchecked, catastrophic water damage can occur that can affect your entire home, which for most people is the largest investment they will ever make. 

In your case, this water leak was caused by a clogged defrost drain in your refrigerator freezer. Your plumber tells you it’s a problem that’s not uncommon and can happen to virtually any homeowner. But for you, that’s little consolation after your floor repair professional tells you that the entire floor will need to be removed and replaced, and the subfloors will need to be dried with industrial fans for the next three to five days to prevent mold. 

He tells you “got off easy” since the water doesn’t seem to have damaged your other appliances or spread beyond your kitchen. But you don’t feel so fortunate after speaking with your home insurance rep who says it may be a week or more before a claims adjuster can come out and assess the damage. Until then, you will be left to make your own decisions, assume all costs, and hope to get reimbursed at a later date. 

As the weeks drag on, you lament your situation and wish there were a way you could prevent this from happening again. You don’t know who to turn to – or trust. You miss the simple things you took for granted. Like a well-organized kitchen with solid floors and everything in its place. You used to like to have friends and family over . . . but those days are gone. You feel hopeless with no answer in sight. Then your plumber, the one that discovered the source of the problem in the first place, calls you and utters one word that will give you peace of mind and restore your faith in humanity.

WaterCop: A solution for your sanity. 

“WaterCop,” he says, then proceeds to quickly explain the benefits of this proven system. You don’t understand all of the technical aspects although he sure does, but you do remember the important things. Like that the system monitors for water and detects leaks. And when a leak is detected, a signal is sent to the shut-off valve and water flow is quickly stopped to downstream areas, helping to reduce the chance of major flooding. 

He also adds that WaterCop also includes SmartConnect, a smartphone app that provides you with alerts, notifications and remote control of your WaterCop system. That means even when you are away or asleep, you will be instantly notified should a leak occur.

You ask a few more questions and learn that WaterCop is the leading solution for helping to prevent water damage in residential and commercial properties. It’s also an affordable investment that will protect your home, your peace of mind, and most importantly – your sanity. 

Take a deep breath, WaterCop is on your side. If you would like to learn more about what WaterCop has to offer, we invite you to explore the details within our website or feel free to contact us at 800-545-3636. As a company focused on helping to keep water in its proper place, we’re always here to help.