Keep It Simple
How Leak Detection and Automatic Water Shut Off Solutions Can Protect Homes and Buildings
July 13th, 2021

“Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it,” wrote ancient philosopher Lao Tzu. While water is obviously an essential part of life, it can sometimes be destructive and for 11 million unfortunate homeowners each year, leads to substantial damage to their homes. In fact, nearly 25 percent of all homeowners have been faced with the challenges of significant water damage from plumbing connection breaks and unabated leaks, resulting in 45 percent of all homeowner insurance claims

The problem is, few people can be around to monitor their homes or buildings 24 hours a day, seven days a week. And second or vacation homeowners are typically even less available to give their investments the on-site check-ins required to have reliable coverage from water damage. It’s the type of challenge that can keep them up at night because water can threaten much more than just a house. It can instantly take away lifelong keepsakes, precious memories, and peace of mind. 

It’s a lot to think about and there’s plenty at stake. Whether you’re a distributor or dealer/installer focused on supplying home and building solutions or a homeowner looking for water protection yourself, you need reliable answers from a proven provider. 

A complex challenge. A simple solution. 

With over 130 million houses and 10 million residential buildings in the U.S., there is a massive amount of real estate to cover when it comes to monitoring and helping to prevent plumbing related water damage. While this may seem like an overwhelming and highly complex obstacle, WaterCop Technical Sales Specialist Dena Aholt  says that the best way to help address this issue is with just three words: “Keep it simple,” she says with a smile. 

“We deliver sensor-based leak detection and automatic water shut off tools that can make life easier for our valued dealers who want reliable solutions for their customers, and for home and building owners who are just looking for peace of mind when it comes to plumbing leaks,” says Dena. “By keeping it simple with our sales, service and delivery processes, we can lessen stress, build confidence, and provide technology that can help to stop water issues before they become a major catastrophe.”

Dena explains that WaterCop systems utilize 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 quickly sent to the shut-off valve and water flow is quickly stopped to downstream areas reducing the chance of major flooding. “But the best part about it is that our customers don’t need to understand every facet of how it works, only that it does,” she says. “Simple installation and an easy to use app means you can be up and running quickly with a WaterCop system that can monitor high-risk plumbing locations where up to 94 percent of all plumbing leaks tend to occur.”

It’s not just a business proposition, it’s personal.

Dena adds that whether she is assisting a dealer, commercial building manager, or homeowner, there is a lot on the line. “Every day, I talk to concerned people who have learned firsthand about the structural damage water can cause and they want to prevent this from ever happening again, for their clients or themselves,” she says. “We understand that this is much more than just business, it’s a critical decision for people who are responsible for keeping others safe and secure in their homes and buildings while also protecting the investments that go toward making that happen. It doesn’t get much more personal than that.”

No matter what home or building water protection system you choose, Dena has a word of advice, ”Make sure you choose one that doesn’t just detect water damage, choose one that actively helps prevent leaks.” From her years of experience, she understands how important this concept is and why this choice can determine the safety and longevity of your residential or commercial property. “Do your homework and make sure you choose wisely,” she says. “Go with a time-tested solution that’s proven and you can trust.”

For home water damage protection, choose wisely.

When it comes to home water leak protection, there’s little room for error. 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. Like Dena says, keep it simple and remember to choose wisely. 

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