Avoiding Emergencies with an Automatic Shut-Off Valve

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Avoiding Emergencies with an Automatic Shut-Off Valve

Here’s the unfortunate truth about plumbing problems: it doesn’t matter what day it is, what time it is or whether or not you are home. A burst water line/pipe or a leaking water heater can happen at any time and when it does, you need immediate assistance. When you do, don’t hesitate to call Masters Heating & Cooling. Our plumbers are on call 24/7 and it is our job to respond when our customers need us most. Of course, we realize that having to call an emergency plumber is not an ideal situation, so we also want to help our customers avoid this whenever possible.


One way to have peace of mind when it comes to potential plumbing disasters happening while you sleep or while you are away is to install an automatic shut off valve. The automatic shut off valve is connected to the main water line coming into your home and is generally installed near the manual water shut off valve. Basically, the auto shut off valve detects leaking water and shuts off the water coming into your home. Basic features and functions of the auto shut off valve include:

  • Pressure sensor. The sensor can detect if there is a sudden loss of water pressure in the line, which usually indicates a moderate to serious leak. Once detected, the auto valve will close.
  • Moisture sensors. The sensors can be placed throughout your home – near water using appliances, bathrooms, etc. – and will detect any suspect moisture. It will then send an electronic signal to the auto valve to close.


An automatic shut off valve is a great way to invest in a 24/7 plumbing sentinel. In the event of an unforeseen plumbing emergency, the valve will automatically shut off water to your home. This can be such a comfort when you are away from home at work, on vacation or tucked away in your bed upstairs in the middle of the night. Of course, another way to sleep easy is by scheduling a plumbing inspection. Our plumbers will perform a comprehensive inspection of your home’s plumbing, appliances and fixtures, which can help detect a plumbing issue before it becomes an emergency.

Call Masters today to learn about the installation of an automatic shut off valve and also about all of our plumbing services available in the Fort Wayne, Decatur, Angola, Indianapolis, Greenwood and Mishawaka, IN areas. And don’t forget to check in with us from time to time on social media!