WHID Common Questions
Should I get a water heater protection device?
Absolutely! Here is the reason why a device like the WHID exists. Water heaters will begin to leak between 5 and 10 years. It is not a question of “IF” but when! Between 5 and 7 Million water heaters leak in a given year, and cause on average about $5,000 in water damage and mold eradication per incident! This is much higher in condo complexes or multi-level homes where the water can run downward onto multiple levels. Multiple floors = larger damage. If you are going to get a protection device, get the only one that not only shuts off the incoming water (as the competition does as well) but also will keep the remaining 40, 50, or more gallons of water inside the tank until repairs can be made (which the competition’s devices do not do). Not to mention an easier install, no sensor (should be no false alarms) and the fact it is a reusable device, how is it not the best option?