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Activ-Tec introduces ActivStopLeak, a robust defence against water damage

Activ-Tec has announced the launch of its new leak detection and prevention device, ActivStopLeak. A game-changer for plumbing professionals and property owners, the system offers unparalleled protection against the risks of flood damage in properties.

ActivStopLeak far surpasses current market offerings by detecting micro flows as low as 0.1 litres per hour, a significant improvement over existing products that detect flows from 5 litres per hour at best, and at worst, 120 litres per hour. This remarkable sensitivity not only positions ActivStopLeak as a leader in the field but also as a critical tool in significantly reducing annual water bills, capable of identifying the most elusive leaks. For example, a leaking WC cistern can be invisible to the eye, but can waste over 8,000 litres of water a year. A dripping tap can waste around 31,500 litres of water per year.

Stuart Gizzi, Director at Activ-Tec, highlights its significance: “ActivStopLeak is not just about detecting leaks; it's about proactively preventing the extensive damage and costly repairs that can result from flooding. Its advanced technology can detect even the slightest anomalies in water flow, offering a vital line of defence against severe water damage and costly bills.”

The system's intelligent control learns normal water usage patterns to identify leaks or burst pipes early. Upon detecting a potential major leak, ActivStopLeak promptly shuts off the water supply. This mitigates the risk of flooding and associated damage, including electrical hazards, compromised structural integrity, and the potential for mould and mildew growth.

ActivStopLeak further empowers users with a comprehensive app for real-time monitoring and control from a smartphone. Users receive alerts for detected leaks and can remotely shut off or restore the water supply. This feature is especially useful for managing unusual water usage situations, such as watering the garden. 

The app also allows for temporary resets in case of minor leaks, keeping the system functional while awaiting repairs. An optional wall-mounted remote provides a visual status of the water system, allowing users to instantly spot any issues.

In a nod to its credibility and reliability, ActivStopLeak proudly meets the stringent requirements of CIREG Section 6 for Managing Escape of Water Risk on construction sites, and achieves BREEAM's Category WAT 03 Water Leak Detection credit point targets.

ActivStopLeak joins Activ-Tec’s range of innovative products, which includes its innovative ActivFlo water conditioner, launched in 2017.