This has been around for a while now, but its purpose is that important that every homeowner with an internal Hot Water System needs to have it.
When a plumber installs a new Hot Water system inside you're home, one of the most important things to make sure is to change the addition of a burst protection valve. This valve is connected to a sensor that sits next to the base of the Hot Water System that detects if the new system has leaked or burst. Once the sensor is tripped, it sends a message to the valve and the water to the Hot Water unit is shut-off. All this is done without the need for human interaction which is perfect because there would be nothing worse than coming home to your house or unit flooded due to a burst Hot Water System.
What makes this device even more unique is that there is no need for it to be connected to any sort of power source as it is run purely by batteries. The device is so maintenance-free that the need to check it is not until after the first 12 months and when you do, you will be able to see if anything is wrong purely by looking at the lights on the front.
So how do you know that the device has been tripped and there is water leaking? The Device is equipped with an alarm that works very similar to a smoke alarm, if there is a leak, the device will sound and just as well, if the device is low on battery, the alarm will sound.
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So, if you want one installed because of how awesome they are? That's where any plumber comes in, they can help re-do the pipework for your Hot Water System, or even install a new one if need be, and whilst in the process we will be able to install the automatic valve for you. By installing this simple trick, next time your Hot Water Heater bursts or leaks, the water will only flow into the system for 10 seconds as opposed to a constant flood. This simple device will give you peace of mind.