How Do Leak Detection Systems Work?

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When your water bill starts to rise, seemingly without reason, and you notice your water pressure isn't what it used to be, you have found clear signs that there could be a leak somewhere in your home. Unfortunately, it isn't always that obvious. So, how can you stop leaks before they damage your home if you aren't aware there is a leak in the first place?

Leak Detection

We've talked about typical signs of a leak in some of our other blogs, and we've dedicated several videos to helping you pinpoint the source of the leak. We've even outlined the tools you will need and the steps you can take before going to a professional! But not everyone has the time or ability to detect their own leaks, follow all the steps, and repeat until the leak is found. To give you a helping hand, we're going to outline 3 different parts of a leak detection system, and the work they do to keep your home safe.

Notification Systems

When installing a complete-home leak defense system, it's important to have a reliable source of information. Most systems include a notification process, where certain sensors/alarms will also send an email or text message immediately, giving you specific information about which sensor was tripped, and what the problem is.

Water Sensors

For HVAC systems, water tanks, and drain pipes, water sensors are a great safety net. These electronic sensors give an audible alarm when a certain amount of water is detected in a specific area.

Automatic Shut-Off Valves

For plumbing fixtures or other water-fed equipment, automatic shut-offs cannot be beat. By tracking the normal water flow or monitoring moisture levels on the floor, this system can shut off the water supply to your home immediately. Not only will you be notified, but the issue will be stopped dead in its tracks.

Texas Green Plumbing

If you're looking for a leak detection system to meet your unique needs, contact us to get an assessment!

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