What Are Water Security Systems?

Water security systems are designed to protect your home from costly, hazardous water damage. Did you know that property loss due to water damage and freezing is six times more likely than burglary? At Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company, our customers’ protection is our top priority. We can install a customized monitoring system that tracks all water usage throughout your house. At the first sign of a leak, you will be alerted, and the system will automatically shut off your home’s main water supply to minimize and prevent damage.

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Why Invest in a Water Security System?

Water damage, which can be caused by snowy conditions, and freezing account for almost 22% of all homeowners’ insurance claims and rank as the second most frequent claim, behind wind and hail damage. Property loss due to water damage and freezing is six times more likely than burglary—and far more costly, averaging up to $15,000 per claim. Furthermore, according to Travelers Insurance data, your home is up to ten times more likely to be damaged by water than by fire. Water damage claim stigma can follow you from insurer to insurer, raising your insurance premiums and making it more difficult to sell your home.

When it comes to household water damage, leaks and other plumbing problems are often to blame. Even a small household leak can hike up your monthly water bill and do a lot of damage in a short amount of time. If not detected and fixed right away, plumbing issues like burst pipes, flooded basements, and leaky water heaters can be extremely expensive. Unwanted moisture makes your home susceptible to costly and potentially hazardous damages such as mold, termites, and rot.

We know that about 20% of homes use a security system to deter theft. Yet only a small fraction of homeowners take simple, inexpensive steps to prevent water damage—one of the most common causes of property loss. Contact us to learn how we can help protect your home from water damage.

How Do Water Security Systems Work?

Water security systems, also known as whole-house leak detection systems, are connected to your home plumbing system. They are designed to monitor all water-using appliances in your home, including water heater tanks, water filtration systems, ice maker lines, washing machines, bathroom and kitchen fixtures, and any other plumbing fixtures that may develop a leak. Pre-set parameters are used to track all water flow throughout your home 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A built-in alarm system will alert you at the first sign of any leak or irregularity. If the alarm is not addressed right away, the system will automatically shut off your home’s main water supply in order to minimize damage. So you can rest assured that plumbing leaks won’t wreak havoc on your home while you’re away at work or on vacation.

Installation and Customization

When it comes to installing these advanced water security systems, professional installation is required. The expert plumbers at Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company will install your system, set the parameters according to your typical household water usage, and show you how to make adjustments as needed. Water security systems are easy to customize and easy to use. Simply arm the system with the touch of a button on your way out the door, or have it connected to your home security system so that it activates automatically. Contact us today to get started.

Defend your home from water damage with a water security system! At Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company, we are dedicated to protecting your home and your family. Our experienced plumbers will ensure your water security system is perfectly installed, and—in the event of an alert—we will resolve the problem quickly and efficiently.

Water security systems are your best defense against harmful and costly water damage. Call our office at (314) 965-9377 or email info@tonylamartinaplumbing.com to schedule your installation!

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