With the onset of chilly fall temperatures; we know that winter will follow shortly! Don’t be caught unprepared for the troubles associated with extreme cold weather.
Don’t Let Leaks Go Undetected!
Water heater and water tank failures can happen at any time, without warning, and can cause substantial flooding and property damage if nobody is nearby to detect the leak right away. FloodMaster’s Water Heater Leak Alarm and Automatic Shut-Off Systems are ideal for minimizing water damage when these failures occur.
Simply install the FloodMaster valve to the feed water line for the water tank and place the wired (FM-094) or wireless (FM-194) sensor puck on the floor or in a pan near the pressure relief valve drain tube, or in a position where the leaking water would first appear. When the FloodMaster sensor detects leaking water, the system will automatically shut off the feed water intake and sound an audible alarm. This closed-loop system disables the cold water supply line to hot water tanks or similar applications with basic plumbing installation. Units are powered by a standard 120 VAC wall outlet. No electrical wiring is required.
FloodMaster FM-094/FM-194 Benefits
|Features & Benefits||FM-094
|Automatic Water Shut-Off||Yes||Yes|
|Optional Signal Wire||Yes||Yes|
|Sensor Range||8’ (custom lengths available)||100’ sensor range**|
FloodMaster recommends that installations be completed by a licensed plumber to ensure that all local code requirements are followed. Be sure to consult local electrical codes to ensure compliance.
** Range is dependent upon local structural conditions.
FM-094 Wired Water Heater
Leak Detection/Shut-Off System
FM-194 Wireless Water Heater Leak
Detection + Feed Water Shut-Off System
Please contact MGS PLUMBING for consultation and installation
203-627-7931 or 1-877-PLUMBER
IMPORTANT RECALL INFORMATION
Product: Flushmate III Pressure Assisted Flushing Systems
Manufacturer: Flushmate, a division of Sloan Valve Company
Description: This recall is for Series 503 Flushmate III Pressure Assist flushing systems installed inside toilet tanks. The recalled systems were manufactured from October 1997 to February 2008. The date code/serial number is 16 characters long and is located on the label on the top of the Flushmate III.
Hazard: The system can burst at or near the vessel weld seam releasing stored pressure. This pressure can lift the tank lid and shatter the tank, posing impact or laceration hazards to consumers and property damage.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately turn off the water supply to the recalled Flushmate III unit and stop using the system. Consumers should contact Flushmate directly toll-free at (800) 303-5123 or visit the firm’s website at www.flushmate.com.
USEFUL FACT: On average, for every 3°F your water heater is lowered, an estimated 1% of fuel is saved. Heating water is a substantial source of home energy use.
Now that the weather is warmer it’s time to turn on your outdoor hose spigots before you start that spring yard work. Another option is to have FROST FREE outdoor spigots installed. You will have to remove your garden hoses from them for the winter months but you won’t have to turn the interior water valve off to the spigots. A step saved in the fall and spring. And no more frozen pipes!