When a water leak happens inside a home or building, it can be disastrous. Not only can it damage the contents inside the house, like furniture and electronics, but the damage to the home or building structure itself can be gut-wrenching. Average water claims can cost tens of thousands of dollars. This would be a significant hit to anyone’s pocket or home insurance policy, so we advise clients to seriously consider investing in some water loss prevention devices for their homes. The below devices are great for avoiding water claims, lowering home insurance costs, and keeping water expenses at bay.
Water Leak Sensors
If your home begins to experience a water leak in its plumbing, you will want to know immediately! Whether the water leak is large or small, it can be disastrous. Large water leaks can, of course, cause massive damage to the home and its contents. Still, minor water leaks can be just as bad because if it doesn’t cause significant damage right away, they will at least encourage the growth of mould and mildew in the home – which can be a disaster in its own way. That is why investing in water leak sensors can be worth the investment—knowing about a water leak ASAP will help identify when and where a water leak is occurring in time to fix it before it becomes a huge problem.
Water Shut-Off Valves
Let’s say you discover a water leak. Now what? First, you’ll want to turn off the water passing through where the leak is. Sometimes this is doable from a main water shut-off valve, but this may not always be possible or the best-case scenario. Investing in water shut-off valves around other significant areas of your plumbing can help ensure you can cut off the water flowing through the leak and can also help focus on only where the leak is present to keep water flowing in through other essential plumbing that you use too.
Water Usage Trackers
Another home water device that can help save you money is a personal home water usage tracker. Yes, your utility company can give you an overview of water usage. Still, specific personal water usage tracking devices can help pinpoint the areas of your home that use the most water. This enables you to be even more knowledgeable and conscious about saving water in the right places, which can be more helpful for saving water and money.
Lower Home Insurance Costs
The above water loss prevention devices can not only help save you money by avoiding extensive water damage in your home and avoiding large home insurance claims (plus the deductibles and premium increases that come with it), but just having some of these devices present in your home can lower your current home insurance premiums too. It begins to be clear how these water loss prevention devices can potentially save households hundreds or thousands of dollars.
Discuss Water Loss Prevention Devices With Us
If you have any questions about water loss prevention devices for your home, or if you’ve recently purchased some of these devices for your home and have questions about how they may help lower your insurance premiums, we are here to answer any questions you may have.