Did you know that your water heater is one of the most common causes of flood damage to your home?
What if your water heater busted and leaked all over your home? Is your old tank-style water heater in the attic? That could spell disaster! What can you do to prevent this from happening?
If you have the old tank type of water heater, you can place your gas water heater, propane water heater or electric water heater in a water heater pan or water heater drip pan with a drain line piped to the outside, away from your home’s interior and precious belongings. This is actually common practice. When was the last time you inspected your water heater and pan?
Perhaps you think you’re safe because you have installed a drain pipe. A water heater drain pipe is not always a possibility, depending on where the preexisting water heater is located in the house. If you hot water heater is installed in an inaccessible area or if your hot water heater installation didn’t allow for proper drainage this may not be an option. Further, a water heater pan with a drain does not guarantee you are protected from the damages of a leaking water heater.
A water heater auto shut-off valve offers a solution (or hot water heater shut off valve). Basically the water heater valve ties into the cold water supply line to the water heater, with a sensor located in the water heater pan. When the sensor detects water, it automatically shuts the cold water supply off to your water heater.Water heater shut off valves offer an affordable and smart way to protect your home from the potential of water damage. Water heater shut-off valves vary in function and price but all are designed to protect your house from flooding from a sudden burst of water from your water heater. The bad news is, sometimes they fail. In this case, you would need to quickly shut off the water to your home in an emergency. Do you know how to do this? A quick lesson in where the main shut off is and how you can access and turn off is something every homeowner should know. Sometimes it’s as easy as a pair of channel locks.
There are some options to consider when choosing a water heater auto shut-off valve. Weather you have a gas water heater or electric water heater, some of the options offer an audible alarm to alert you of a leak. Some valves not only turn off your water to the water heater but also turn off the power source (i.e. gas or electricity) for gas water heaters or electric water heaters. Some valves only offer a one-time use—but that one time could save your home! Other water heater shut off valves can be used multiple times.
Some of the most common brands of water heater auto shut-off valves are Wags, Flood Stop, Leak Guardian, and Flood Safe.
Flood Stop: http://www.getfloodstop.com
Leak Guardian: http://www.smarthome.com
Flood safe: www.watts.com/floodsafe
Prices can vary greatly on the brand and function but installing these products can qualify you for an insurance break which most probably means the shut off valve pays for itself in insurance discounts.
Water heater shut off valves can be easily installed on an existing water heater or on a new installation and offer you peace of mind when you are going with the tank variety of gas or electric water heaters. Give Duncan Plumbing Solutions call weather you need a plumber in Midlothian, Ennis, Waxahachie, Red Oak or any of surrounding Dallas or Ellis County. We will help you determine which water heater shut off valve is right for you!
Tankless Water Heaters
Duncan Plumbing Solutions is your full-service water heater repair, replacement and installation company. We offer residential and commercial tank or space-saving tankless water heaters. From leaks to rusty water, no hot water, erratic temperatures and flow or strange noises from the heater – we have your hot water solution!
Duncan Plumbing Solutions is licensed and insured with the State of Texas and can repair or install a new water heater in Waxahachie as well as the entire DFW area. When you need hot water today, call Duncan Plumbing Solutions. We are licensed to repair and install ALL brands of hot water heaters.
We are experts on Tankless water heaters, which provide you with endless hot water and instant hot water while saving space and eliminating worry about a leaking tank system. Tankless water heaters allow you to shower and run major appliances without ever running out of hot water. Instant and endless hot water are just one of the benefits of a tankless water heater by Duncan Plumbing Solutions.
Considering the fuel type is ideal in situations where you are looking to switch water heater systems, such as if you currently own an electric water heater but want to switch to gas instead. Each fuel type has its own set of benefits.
Tankless hot water heaters are small and since there is no tank, they are very safe for installing on a 2nd floor. Tankless water heaters are a great option if you don’t have a lot of room or want to install outside of your home. Tankless water heaters are much more efficient and low maintenance vs. the tank models so you can expect to save money in the long run.
Choosing a reputable water heater installation company like Duncan Plumbing Solutions is very important. In addition to working smart, we also take pride in your plumbing aesthetics. We care how our installation looks and want it to be pleasing to the eye! We don’t just install your water heater– Duncan Plumbing Solutions makes your plumbing pretty. We plumb using straight lines with precision right down to the minute details! Duncan Plumbing Solutions will install your water heater with meticulous attention to detail. We take great pride in our work and that shows! It’s the little things that makes Duncan Plumbing Solutions your best choice in water heater installation in Waxahachie, Texas.
You definitely want to choose an experienced company like Duncan Plumbing Solutions when repairing or replacing your water heater. We offer water heaters that will last year after year. We will show you the various options on the market, including the system with the best energy efficiency and lowest running costs, the systems with the best warranties, and the systems that will instantly heat water for your home’s needs.
Duncan Plumbing Solutions Water Heater Service
- Water heater inspections, including bringing your existing water heater up to code
- Personal delivery of your new water heater; drainage and removal of your old water heater
- Connect your new water heater to existing gas, propane or electric and water lines
- Fill and test every new & existing water heater
- Provide explanation and training for proper use of your tank or tankless water heater
Duncan Plumbing Solutions is Waxahachie’s trusted plumber when it comes to water heaters! Read some of our reviews here or call us to schedule service!