Two-thirds of the world is covered by it, over 60 percent of the human body is made of it, and many of us head toward it on hot summer days whether it is in the form of a pool or the ocean. So what’s not to love about all things water?
Unfortunately, water in the wrong context – and environment – can have damaging consequences. For business and building owners, it can not only be an inconvenience, it can directly impact your bottom line. In fact, one owner of a multi-tenant, high-rise tower experienced $6.5 million worth of water damage when an undetected leak resulted in water flowing from the 16th floor to the basement. And when a frozen pipe burst within a technology facility, a company lost key hardware and a development lab was heavily damaged resulting in business interruption and $3 million in losses.
Thankfully, there are easy steps you can take to avoid the effects of water damage, and it all centers around proven technology that can help to stop water leaks before they result in catastrophic damage. You may have read our recent blog about how an Oregon company is using WaterCop to take a “prevention over restoration” approach to help save building owners headaches, time, and money – not to mention valuable personal and business assets. Let’s take a closer look at how WaterCop can help to protect your building and business as well.
Commercial WaterCop solutions.
WaterCop’s industrial-grade systems are designed for the scale of commercial buildings and the high demands on their plumbing systems. Addressable sensors enable facility managers to identify the exact location of a leak and quickly address the root cause. Pressure sensors can be utilized to shut-off the water in case of failure to a plumbing systems pressure regulator. Our products are built with industrial-grade materials that are made to last.
The WaterCop system utilizes an automatic shut-off valve installed on the water supply line of a commercial building. When leak sensors (installed near leak prone areas) detect a leak as small as a few ounces, a signal is instantly sent to the automatic shut-off valve to close the main water line. Water flow is quickly stopped to all downstream areas of your building, protecting the structure and everything that’s in it, from flood damage. With the optional temperature sensors, WaterCop shuts off the water if the temperature drops below a certain predetermined setting; making it ideal for plumbing exposed to extreme cold environments.
Areas of a building that will benefit from WaterCop sensors include: generator rooms, mechanical plant rooms, chiller rooms, toilets and washrooms, kitchens and lunch rooms, fan coil units, archives and records rooms, vending areas, and IT equipment and facility rooms.
WaterCop commercial options.
To help detect leaks and prevent them from becoming a major problem in a commercial environment, we offer the following options:
Provides central monitoring and control for complete leak protection and automatic shutoff in commercial buildings.
Provides 24/7 connection and access to your WaterCop system through the WaterCop app on your phone or tablet. You’ll receive real-time alerts and notifications should a leak be detected.
Provides a single point of leak detection and includes an automatic shutoff system.
WaterCop works the way you do.
WaterCop also conveniently works with many existing building automation systems for unparalleled loss prevention monitoring. Wherever there is accessible water, there is a WaterCop solution for your speciﬁc needs to protect you – and your property – from catastrophic water damage.
Extensive building and office damage can begin with a single drop of water. WaterCop can help to detect that drop and alert you before it becomes a major problem for your building and business. If you would like to learn more about 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.