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What Is a Smart Water Shut Off Valve?

Smart water shut off valves are a new way to protect your home from water damage. These systems use sensors to monitor your water usage and can automatically shut off your water supply if they detect potential leaks. This can help to prevent major damage to your home, even when you're not there.

How Do Smart Water Shut Off Systems Work?

A smart water shut off system typically consists of two main components: a leak sensor and a valve. The sensor is installed at a strategic location in your home, such as near your washing machine or under your sink. The sensor monitors your water usage and sends a signal to the valve for leak alerts. The valve is installed on your main water supply line and can automatically shut off the flow of water if it receives a signal from the sensor.

Some smart water shut off valves also include additional features, such as:

Remote monitoring: You can use a smartphone app to monitor your water usage and receive alerts if a leak is detected.

Automatic shutoff: The water valve can be programmed to automatically shut off your water supply if it detects a leak, even when you're not home.

Freeze protection: The valve can be programmed to shut off your water supply if the temperature drops below a certain point, which can help to prevent frozen pipe bursts.

Benefits of Smart Water Shut Off Systems

Smart water shut off valves offer a number of benefits, including:

  • Peace of mind: Knowing that your home is protected from water damage on a regular basis, even when you're not there, can give you peace of mind.
  • Reduced risk of damage: They can help prevent catastrophic leaks which can save you thousands of dollars in repairs and insurance claims.
  • Lower water bills: Smart water shut off systems can help you to identify and fix water leaks in a matter of minutes, resulting in potential savings on your water bills.
  • Insurance Benefits: Some home insurance companies will provide a discount for homeowners who install a smart water valve.  Check in with your insurance company to see what they offer.

Who Can Benefit From Them?

A smart water shut off system can benefit everyone, but they are especially beneficial for homeowners who:

  • Like to travel and are away from their home for extended periods of time.
  • Have homes that are vacant, such as vacation homes or rental properties.
  • Have older homes with plumbing systems that are more likely to leak.
  • Have water-sensitive belongings, such as hardwood floors or electronics.


The Installation

Canyon Plumbing & Heating offers dependable smart water shut-off installation and replacement. Our experienced team typically completes the installation in about an hour, connecting the system to your home's main water supply line. In situations where space is limited on the main water line, we may need to add extra piping, connectors, and fittings to ensure a successful installation.

If you are interested in learning more about our smart water shut off systems, our experienced plumbers at Canyon Plumbing & Heating can help. We offer installation, maintenance, repairs, and replacement. Contact our team today for all your smart water shut off needs!