Water Leak

leaking-2180244_1920A water leak in your home can be stressful & costly. A water leak can damage your carpet, wood floors, cabinets, walls, personal belongings and furniture. The clean up is messy and time consuming. Damaged walls, furniture, cabinets and flooring will need to be dried out and possibly replaced. Have you ever wondered if there was something you could do to help lessen the amount of damage that occurs if a water leak develops in your home? Rancho Cal Insurance Services has some good news for you! There is something that you can do to help stop the water leak and stop the water leak from causing excessive damage to your home.

A good starting point for every homeowner is knowing where the main valve water shut-off is for their home. If you don’t know, start looking! It may be in the garage or in the front of your home. If you are still not sure, call your local water provider. If you happen to be at home when a pipe bursts in your home or when a washing machine hose breaks, knowing where this water shut-off valve is located would be crucial to stopping the water leak. But, consider this, what if you are not home when this water leak happens? If no one is home, the water leak will continue to run & continue to damage your home until you return home and are able to shut off the water. There is a better solution!

Homeowners should consider installing a Smart Water Detection device. There are two types of these devices. One alerts you that you may have a water leak so that you can turn off the main water valve. The second type alerts you that you may have a water leak AND turns off the water at the main water valve for you. We recommend the second type because it turns the water off for you, which is great if you are not home when the water leak occurs. Good news, this automatic turn off feature may make you eligible for a discount on your homeowners insurance!

The device works because it is installed at the main water line for your home. When the device detects an abnormal amount of water has been running for a period of time, it will alert you and it will automatically shut off the main water valve. While your home may still have some water damage, it will be considerably less than if the water leak had been running all day while you were at work, or if the water leak was running all weekend while you gone for a weekend trip, or if the water leak was running all week while you were on a vacation. The amount of damage that water can do to a home when a water leak goes undetected for any period of time is staggering. This type of water leak detection device can keep the water leak damage to a minimum.

Not sure what type of Water Leak Detection to buy? We prefer the type with the automatic Smart Water Shut Off ability. Check out this article from PCMag: https://www.pcmag.com/picks/the-best-smart-water-leak-detectors

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