Install Water And Gas Safety Valves (WAGS Valves)
The Water and Gas Safety Valve, known as the WAGS valve, is created to cut off the water supply (as well as the gas supply in gas-fired heaters) in case of a water heater leak. The primary goal of a WAGS valve is reduce water damage and stop a possible gas leak. WAGS valves will work on most models of water heaters and do not require a separate power supply.
The WAGS valve sits inside the drain pan under the unit and is activated when the water level exceeds ¾”. After the water and gas supply are shut off a red tag pops up to indicate its activation. Water heaters will fail eventually and a WAGS unit gives you the peace of mind that water damage will be limited and a failure due to a gas problem will be reduced. P&P Plumbing can install both a WAGS valve and drain pan to help protect your home from a property-damaging water heater flooding.