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In this, our second post introducing the Leak Smart System, we begin looking at how the system actually works. While some are intimidated by technology, you can rest assured, this is one system that’s as easy as can be with options to find just the right system for you. In addition to explain how the Leak Smart System “detects and protects,” we start looking at individual parts of the system. In this article, we discuss the “heart” of the system, the sensors.

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The Leak Smart sensors can lead to bog saving and avoid a simple leak becoming a complex disaster.

Detection and Protection

At leaksmart.com, it explains, that “the Leak Smart System features sensors, a smart valve, a central hub, and a mobile app.” It continues to say the following. “These components ‘talk’ to each other to protect your home and keep you in control, wherever you are.”

The same section of the official website for the Leak Smart System further explains. “Leak Smart is a smart home solution that detects leaks and shuts off a home’s water main in 5 seconds or less.” It concludes, “protecting your home and everything in it from the devastation of water damage.”

The “Heart” of the System: The Sensors

We will tackle the different “valves” in our upcoming third post on the Leak Smart System. However, in this post we continue our introduction to the “world’s most intelligent leak and flood protection system with the “heart” of the system, the sensors.

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The Range Extender (pictured) boosts the sensors, allowing them to protect larger homes.

As also described at leaksmart.com, the sensor is a main part of the system. “The compact, waterproof Leak Smart Sensor detects leaks and monitors temperatures at high-risk areas in your home.” For those with. larger homes, the Leak Smart System has a “range extender,” to boost signals from the sensors and allow protection for a range of up to 6,000 square feet.

The site goes on to detail the following features of the sensors.

Key Features of the Leak Smart System Sensors:

  • Detects leaks and monitors temperature
  • Signals your Leak Smart Cut-in Valve or Snap Valve Controller to automatically shut off water the moment it detects a leak
  • Triggers an audible alarm, flashes blue, and sends instant notifications via email, text, and push notifications
  • Configures detect mode (to notify)
  • Configures protect mode (to notify and shut off valve)
  • Sensors are waterproof and fit into tight spaces without shifting or sliding

The Most Trusted Name in Raleigh Plumber’s Poole’s Plumbing is Now the Leak Smart “Pro’s” in the Triangle Area!

Already the name you know to trust for 24/7 emergency plumbing, water heater maintenance and installation, and more, you can now add another check in the “expert” column. Poole’s Plumbing is now offering the Leak Smart System and has all the answers you need. To contact the “Raleigh plumbing professionals,” visit poolesplumbing.com.

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The Raleigh professional plumbers at Poole’s Plumbing are now offering the “World’s Most Intelligent Water Security System,” Leak Smart.

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Shown is the LeakSmart “Snap,” a shutoff valve controller that is part of the water security system.

In the following series of posts, we will focus on the incredible Leak Smart home water protection systems. The company’s official website leaksmart.com describes it’s system as follows. “Leak Smart provides a complete system of smart home products to protect your home from potentially catastrophic water damage even when the power and Wi-Fi are down.”

Home Protection to the Next Level with a Storied Past

To understand the current and future of home water protection systems, one first must turn to the past. This age-old adage applies to the Leak Smart brand as well, with a legacy of over 85 years of providing bathroom and kitchen hardware.

In explaining the origins, of Leak Smart at their official website the following is explained. “Our story begins with Waxman Industries.” The “Our Origins” section at leaksmart.com begins.It goes on to detail the Waxman Industries history leading to the introduction of this product, as well as bathroom and kitchen waxhardware products and accessories for nearly 85 years.”

“You may not have heard of Waxman before,” the post continues. “but you’ve certainly used one of their products.”

The Mission: Protecting Home and Family

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The experts at Poole’s Plumbing are a licensed dealer and installer of the Leak Smart system.,

Leak Smart has become the “safety net” and “protector” from water damage for businesses and families alike. According to its official website, the company’s mission statement is as follows.

“At Leak Smart, we are on a mission to protect every home and family in the world from catastrophic water damage caused by devastating leaks and floods.”

The most trusted name in Raleigh NC plumbing, Poole’s Plumbing are an authorized dealer and installer of LeakSmart. This is the first article in a series that will detail “The World’s Most Intelligent Leak and Flood Protection System.”

For more on all the services offered by Poole’s Plumbing, visit poolesplumbing.com.

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In our initial post dealing with clogged pipes, we documented different ways in which roots can end up in your sewer pipes. Continuing with this, our final post of the series, we will explain what you can do at home to maintain the sewer pipes or identify the issue. In this final posting, there are still two major questions to answer on the topic of Sewer Pipe Maintenance.  

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ABS and PVC pipes see less tree root intrusion at first.

Are Some Sewer Pipes More or Less Susceptible to Root Damage Than Others?

The first Sewer Pipe Maintenance question is one that is not always obvious in encountering this issue. While some pipe materials are more resistant to roots penetrating the sewer pipe, eventually over time all are susceptible. Different types of ABS and PVC pipes, are less likely to see an intrusion by tree roots. On the contrary, vitrified clay pipes would be more susceptible to root issues. As time passes natural causes like ground settling, freezing and thawing, put all sewer pipes in danger of root intrusion.

The “hydro-jetting” done by the pros at Poole’s Plumbing is one way method of Sewer Pipe Maintenance

What can  You Do to Remove Tree Roots From Sewer Pipes?

In most cases, the method which is used in removing roots from sewer pipes is an auger or a water powered method, much like the Raleigh NC professional plumbers at Poole’s Plumbing’s hydrojetting method. This innovative method uses high pressure jets of water to remove build-up and debris in clearing sewer lines. Additionally, by “hydro-jetting,” you can removes all debris, roots included without tearing up your yard or pavement.

If you feel that you are having issues with Sewer Pipe Maintenance/roots in your sewer pipes, and need removal or are interested in having the most trusted name in Raleigh plumbers, Poole’s Plumbing come out to rectify the issue before it becomes a more messy and costly one, you can check into their hydro-jetting service and contact them at poolesplumbing.com.