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Protecting Your Home from Water Damage with Water Detection Devices

January 31st, 2019 | by admin admin | in Safety Advice |    1   

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Water is an important part of our life. We need to consume it to stay hydrated and alive, and we use it for many other aspects of our lives. Water, however, can be a burden when it goes where it is not supposed to be. A leaky pipe, or a damaged drain, and suddenly there can be disastrous results that could end up costing hundreds if not thousands of dollars in damage.

How do we protect our homes from water damage?

Thankfully, with the safety detectors and technologies available today there are many water detectors available to help protect your home and valuables. Water detectors work exactly as their name implies - they detect water. Depending on the detector or options available. detectors either detect water right on the unit itself, or using a water lead or extension wire.

If a water detector detects water, it is able to either notify you with a beep, or, if a smart detector, send a notification to your phone or smart device. The benefit of this is that this is often early on in a leak, when the amount of water is still small, and not had time to cause significant damage yet.

Where should these be placed?

Water detectors should be placed anywhere there is a potential for a water leak that could go unseen or unnoticed. Common areas that water detectors should be used in include under the kitchen or bathroom sinks, where potable water supply lines or drains could develop leaks. It is also a good idea to use water detectors behind your washing machine and under your dishwasher, both common areas where a leak could develop. If you have a fridge with a water supply line, you may also consider placing one behind this.

Any house with a basement or crawl space should also have detectors down in this area. Crawlspaces often have the potable water lines, and drain pipes running above them, and are not accessed often. Crawl Spaces are also at risk for outside drain water to run into them. Being notified quickly of a leak can not only prevent damage to the space and your home, but possible valuables or items that are being stored in this area.

Protect yourself from unwanted water by taking advantage of water detectors today.


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