Detect Leaks in Real-Time
Never worry again about plumbing leaks causing extensive damage to your home. Watercheck’s Leak Detection Service uses cutting-edge technology to detect large or small leaks in your plumbing in real-time, giving you peace of mind wherever you are!
The StreamLabs Control Shut-Off Valve
The StreamLabs Control shut-off valve is installed directly into your main water line and sends ultrasonic sound waves, recording the time delay to measure water flow and detect potential problems. It sends this data in real-time to the StreamLabs app via Wi-Fi, so you always know what’s happening —protecting your home 24/7 no matter where you are.
Things To Consider
Before installation, check your Wi-Fi signal strength at the location of the main water line. The Control needs a 2.4ghz Wi-Fi connection so it can send you alerts.
Your device will need access to an electrical outlet within 10 feet to power on (extension cables up to 100 feet available). It will also need a place on the main water line before any branches to other appliances and after the shut-off valve and pressure-reducing valve (PRV). The device may not be installed outside uncovered, but it may be installed in crawlspaces, garages, sheds or weatherproof NEMA enclosures where it is also protected from UV exposure.
Drip Detect™ is the Control’s way of checking your plumbing for small, easy-to-miss leaks which produce so little flow they would otherwise be undetectable. An old or damaged toilet fill valves, corrosion in copper pipes, a loose connection in an appliance such as a washing machine or ice maker, or a dripping faucet can all cause these easy-to-miss leaks.
How Drip Detect™ Works
Select when and how often you’d like the Control to perform the Drip Detect test. It can be scheduled for any day at any time. For example, you can set it to run on the first of every month, every Tuesday, or even every day. It’s important to note that the default setting for Drip Detect is set to “On” for the 1st day of every month at 3:00 AM EST.
At the scheduled time, the Control will close the valve for up to 10 minutes. If you happen to use water during the test, the Control will automatically open the valve and postpone the test. The Control will try to perform the test again an hour later. The Control uses a combination of information including pressure and flow within your pipes to determine whether there may be water loss from your plumbing system (e.g. a pinhole leak or dripping faucet). At the end of the test, the Control will reopen the valve and send you a notification if an issue was detected. With Drip Detect, you are secure in knowing that even the smallest of problems in your home plumbing won’t escape your notice.