Heritage Restoration, Inc.

Washer Machine Automatic Shut Off Valve

I recently had a hose on my Washer Machine break during a cycle, and we didn’t notice before we ended up with 2” of water on the basement floor. What can we do to prevent this in the future?

Janet, Barrington

You are in luck! A revolutionary product has been on the market for a few years that changed everything. Before, the user must turn the water source on and between each load of laundry.   Why? A burst washing machine hose can discharge 500 gallons of water in one hour. Many of us never turn off the water, but it only takes one hose to break to change habits, for at least a bit. Although for you, it wouldn’t have mattered since you were doing laundry at the time.

The “Automatic Washing Machine Shutoff Valve” uses an electronic control device that senses electrical current to the washing machine, thus opening both the hot and cold water valves. When the cycle is finished and not drawing electricity, the valves close until the machine is used again. The automatic operation coupled with a floor mounted leak sensor protects against water damage should a washing machine hose burst while the machine is in use.

So you can now do laundry with your usual joy and cheer, as well as the piece of mind the water will stay in the washer.

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