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Leak Dectection

Water damage can occur almost anywhere in your house. Water-using appliances and fixtures, such as refrigerators with icemakers, dishwashers, washing machines, toilets and water heaters are common locations of leaks.

Unfortunately, slow leaks at these appliances and fixtures are often times impossible to see until it is too late. If it goes undetected, a slow leak can lead to rotting house framing and sub-floors, and can be a precursor to a catastrophic leak that can release several gallons of water per minute, causing extensive water damage. A water leak detection system may help prevent these problems.

Leak detection systems generate an alarm and perform a function that will stop the water flow. They feature a shut-off valve and some means to determine that a leak is occurring.

A leak detection system can either operate at an individual appliance or it can operate and control a whole house. Some models of leak detection systems can be connected into a home's security or fire alarm panel. If it detects water, it can send an alarm to an off site monitoring company.

Most whole house systems feature a panic switch. In an emergency, pressing a button will automatically close the detection system's water service valve. Pressing another button will reset the system.

Some of the whole house systems that use remote water sensors also have temperature sensors. If the temperature at the sensor(s) in the home drops below a specified point, the detection system will send an alarm and close the automatic shut-off valve to lessen or prevent water damage from frozen pipes.

Each house has different circumstances. Vidcorp will help you assess your situation to decide what type of system and features best fit your needs.

Water damage can occur almost anywhere in your home or office. Unfortunately, slow leaks are often times impossible to see until it is too late. Undetected, a slow leak can lead to rotting house framing and sub-floors, and can be a precursor to a catastrophic leak that can release several gallons of water per minute, causing extensive water damage. A water leak detection system may help prevent these problems.