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Since 2002, the WAGS valve has been the only mechanical water heater shut-off valve on the market. Yes, I assure you, you read that correctly — the valve is 100% mechanical.
No electricity, batteries, wireless signals, maintenance — no worries.
Like much basement-related equipment, water heaters are not usually visible (or on anyone’s mind) until it’s too late. This, in turn, makes detecting water heater leaks hard to do in advance because of how easily forgotten the units can be. And with today’s ever-rising food, housing, property insurance and energy costs, no one needs to add a disastrous flood and a high insurance claim to their roster.
With more than 100,000-plus units sold to date, the AquaGuard WAGS valve has helped alleviate those worries to tens of thousands of property owners while also giving them added peace of mind with its no maintenance guarantee. Power outage? Dead batteries? Yes, WAGS will still watch!
With help from AquaGuard, the WAGS hands-on training program helps teach students and apprentices how the valve works; its value proposition to homeowners, renters and business owners alike; proper installation methods to sharpen their plumbing skills; and they’ll be able to test-fire the WAGS trainer valves to experience first-hand the valve in action.
Oh, and I forgot to mention the best part — it’s free.
How It Works
AquaGuard, headquartered in Cranston, R.I., offers a generous number of WAGS trainer valves to help support students with the hands-on training experience needed for plumbing apprenticeship.
Upon enrollment, the WAGS Hands-On Training Kit is shipped to educators so they can begin to expand the skills and knowledge of their students at their earliest convenience. Trainers only need to pay the shipping costs.
After the training is completed, AquaGuard asks that trainers and students complete a questionnaire before returning the activated WAGS valves for rebuilding and re-use in its cost-effective Evergreen Program. After the original box is returned, additional units may be requested as needed to support ongoing training.
Enrollment Is Easy
Whether a member of a plumbers’ union, vocational school or college, trainers can simply reach out to AquaGuard about registering for the program. Make sure to request the number of WAGS trainer valves needed for the classroom (limit of 8), provide your name/number and shipping address, and a UPS account number. Start by emailing the above information to email@example.com.
This program is available nationwide, from Missouri to New York and all over New England. Trainers can join the many plumbers’ unions, vocational schools and colleges already enrolled in the exclusive program.
With the start of school only just begun, plumbing trainers can give that edge to their student’s education and help sharpen their technical knowledge further before the end of the year.
Melissa Tucker has over four years of experience in marketing, customer service, market research, and most recently as an internship program manager for AquaGuard LLC. She can be reached at 1-844-GET-WAGS or firstname.lastname@example.org.