Water Sensors - How They Can Help Detect Water Leaks

 A leak in a room that you may not often visit can lead to catastrophic damage. If a valve in your washing machine busts and the water sits on your flooring for even just a couple hours, it can lead to moldy walls or warped flooring. The smart technology in water sensors can alert homeowners of a leak, preventing serious, costly repairs. Learn more about water sensors and how they can help detect water leaks below.

Water Sensors - How They Can Help Detect Water Leaks

What is a water sensor?

A water sensor is a device used in the detection of the water level for various appliances and situations. They come in a variety of types for different situations, including ultrasonic sensors, pressure transducers, bubblers, and float sensors. Simpler water sensors emit an alarm when water is detected, however, you have to be home in order to hear the alarm. Smart water sensors can now send text messages when unwanted moisture is detected and even shut off the water supply to prevent serious water damage.

More advanced water sensors can be preset to alarm when the water temperature increases or decreases, as well as the option to set a minimum amount of water before the sensor is triggered. This helps to prevent false alarms when spills occur in the home. These smart water sensors are often installed with a smart home system. These systems include a central hub that connects to the internet, an app, and a variety of smart devices can be added. This includes water sensors, carbon monoxide detectors, thermostats, and motion sensors. The hub communicates well with all connected products and can be monitored and controlled from the app.

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Where should water sensors be placed?

Water damage in homes is remarkably common. In fact, water damage claims are almost nine times higher than theft claims. If you choose to invest in water sensors for your home, here are the best places to put them in order to prevent extensive water damage.
  • Near the washing machine
  • Under the refrigerator
  • Near sinks (kitchen, bathroom, etc)
  • Behind the toilet
  • In your basement
  • Connected to your sump pump
  • Near your water heater
  • Broiler
  • Irrigation systems
  • Condensation pump on your air conditioner
  • Near fish tanks

There are many places where leaks are most prone to happen. By placing water sensors around your home, you are ensuring home health and safety. Additionally, knowing how to turn off your water supply in the case of an emergency can prevent irreparable damage as well.

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Reasons to Have a Water Sensor

Water sensors help detect water leaks almost immediately. The key reason to have one is an investment. The return on your investment is preventing the calamity of a flooded home or a troublesome insurance claim. If you aren't someone who gets regular inspections of the quality of your piping system (which most of us aren't), it's a good idea to invest in a water sensor. When is the last time you checked for water leaks? Leak Science has the high-tech equipment needed to find even the hardest leaks, around your home and around your pool.

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Water Sensors - How They Can Help Detect Water Leaks

On behalf of the team here at Leak Science, we hope we've expressed enough to you the importance of a water leak detector or water sensor. It may feel like a pain to invest in multiple water sensors all over your home, but they are known to save thousands of dollars in the long run. If you have further questions, feel free to reach out to us! You're welcome to call us right away or fill out the form at the bottom of the page and one of our passionate experts will be in touch with you within 24-48 hours.

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