How Automatic Shut Off Valves Work, and Why You Should Have One
An automatic shut off valve (sometimes abbreviated as ASO) can help stop your house from being flooded by leaks and other malfunctions in your plumbing. All homes have a manual shutoff main, but sometimes you are not there when a leak starts turning your living room into an indoor pool. If you don’t want to worry about having to rush to a valve at any hour of a day, consider installing an ASO.
There are multiple kinds of automatic shut off valves, but they all essentially depend on a sensor within the ASO that can send an electronic signal whenever there is an abnormality in the water flow. That signal shuts off water before it can flood anything. Some ASOs are advanced enough to also shut off the water heater in cases where a lack of water might make the heating element burn through.
Remember! An investment in an automatic shut off valve will not prevent other pipe parts from breaking down, but it just might save you from spending thousands of dollars in unexpected repairs.
An ASO can be installed by an enthusiastic DIYer, but if you want to call in a professional look no further than Ohio Buckeye Plumbing. Serving both residential and commercial needs, call (440) 283-9377 today!