One efficient solution to averting water damage
in homes is installing water leak detectors
(or sensors). Older or simpler water leak detectors emit an alarm when they detect water, but these have a disadvantage — you must be at home to hear the alarm and take action to prevent water damage.
However, in recent years, water leak detectors
have become smarter and will notify you by text message when unwanted water or moisture is detected in your home. Some of these gadgets will even automatically shut off the water supply just in time to prevent severe water damage Tampa.
Smart leak detection systems comprise several small moisture/leak sensors that you can place near areas that are more prone to water damage: on sump pumps, near water-bearing fixtures, and behind or beneath pipes. Because they run on batteries, you can place smart leak detectors almost anywhere a water problem might occur.
Higher-end leak detectors have an option to set a minimum amount of water before an alert is triggered. This helps you learn only about water incidents that can potentially cause damage, excluding small spills. An additional feature of smart leak detectors is monitoring the temperature variations in the home — if there’s an unexpected change in temperature, the device will send alerts.
Most smart leak detectors on the market are integrated into smart home systems. Such systems include a central hub that connects to the Internet, an app, as well as a variety of smart devices that you can add, such as leak detectors, carbon monoxide (CO) detectors, thermostats and motion sensors. The hub communicates with all connected products and allows you to monitor and control them from the app.
The installation of independent leak detectors is simple and doesn’t require special tools. However, installing a smart home system with leak detection gadgets may require the services of a specialist. To make sure the detectors work properly throughout the year, check the batteries and power sources regularly.