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Bix Basement Systems offers water heater flood protection systems for homeowners in Peoria, IL, Bloomington, IL, Quincy, IL, Fort Madison, IA, and Hannibal, MO, who want to secure their water heater from possibly flooding their basement.
Since most water heaters are located out of sight in the basement area, a leak in your water heater may go undetected for hours or even days, flooding the basement with hundreds of gallons of water in a short time. Water heaters do rust out after years of service, they can also develop a random leak or crack, and pipe connections can always go bad without the homeowner discovering problem until it's too late.
For those reasons we offer a simple flood protection system which consists of a 4-inch high PVC ring that is sealed to your basement floor and surrounds your water tank. The ring is connected to your basement's perimeter drain system, and in the event of a water heater leak, our water heater protection system will drain the flowing water directly to your basement's sump pump, outside and away from your home.
Installation for our water heater flood protection system only takes about 15-30 minutes but can save you potentially thousands of dollars in damage. Yes, the old adage is true, an ounce of prevention...
We can also install a simple alarm, which will warn you if there's a leak occurring with your water heater.