Water damage in a home can be costly and inconvenient. If you have ever had a flood in your home you know what a disruption to your daily routine even a small water leak can create.
Here at Trusty Plumbers we have several offerings to help our customer prevent floods in their homes by identifying leaks quickly, notifying you of the leaks via phone apps, and even shutting off the water remotely via a phone app. Amazing huh?
What is Flume?
You can find more product information on Flume here.
Another Water Leak Alert System
FLO-n-STOP™ is another great product. It is a solenoid activated water shut off valve that will give reliable operation for a long time. You can use water leak sensing devices with the FLO-n-STOP™ to automatically have your water shut off. These devices can be placed by your toilets and under sink cabinets so that leaks are stopped as soon as the leak is detected. In my opinion, this device is the most reliable automatic shut off valve. But it lacks wifi capability, which means you don’t have the ability to shut off the device remotely.
One More Leak Detection Option
Moen also makes a device that seems to combine the best of both of the above devices. FLO by Moen™ can monitor your water usage, shut if off automatically, and give you all kinds of useful information on its web app.
There are other great products on the market as well. Depending on your circumstances and budget we can design a water leak prevention plan for you.
Here are some water-saving tips to consider:
Water is becoming scarcer as our planet becomes more populated and draught conditions increase. It is important for each of us to do our part to save as much water as we can. Here are some simple and effective ideas for saving water during your everyday routing:
1. Make sure your toilet is not running when not in use.
You can check a toilet leak by putting a few drops of food coloring in your toilet tank. If, without flushing, the coloring begins to appear in the bowl., you have a leak that may be wasting more than 50 gallons of water/day.
2. Get a low-flow toilet
These toilets that have been around for 30 years can save many gallons of water with every flush. Why not invest in something that can save your household and the planet a ton of water?
3. Take shorter showers
Have you heard of a military shower? They use a tiny amount of water. A typical shower uses five to ten gallons of water a minute. Why not limit your showers to the time it takes to soap up, wash down and rise off. Even better, turn off the water while you do your soaping and shampooing?
4. Install water-saving shower heads or flow restrictors
This is easy to do and you can call us for help. (562) 242-3218
5. While brushing your teeth, go ahead and turn the water off.
Use a glass of water for rinsing your mouth.
6. When cleaning and cutting vegetables or fruit
Put you vegetables in a bowl of water and use that water as you peel and prep them.
7. Plant drought-resistant trees and plants
Many beautiful trees and plants thrive without irrigation.
8. Use a broom to clean driveways, sidewalks and steps
Using a hose wastes hundreds and hundreds of gallons of water.
9. Don’t run the hose while washing your car
Soap down your car from a pail of soapy water. Use a hose only to rinse it off.