We hope the following water leak detection scenario never occurs. But imagine a typical weekday. The kids are at school, and you are at work for about an hour or so. Unknown to you or your family members, a pressurized rubber hose that supplies water to your washing machine splits.
It goes unnoticed for six hours, spilling across the floor and into the drywall. It is not a pretty picture, for sure.
Water supply pipes in a home are typically under pressure. A pressure-reducing valve or regulator controls the flow, which reduces the incoming pressure to a safe level for household use.
The pressure in the pipes can vary depending on several factors, such as the house’s location in relation to the water source, the size of the pipes, and the demand for water in the home. It is vital to ensure that the pressure is not too high, as this can cause damage to the pipes, fixtures, and appliances and lead to leaks and bursts.
Old water supply connections can present several problems, including leaks and corrosion. Here are some common issues that may occur with old water supply connections:
• Leaks: As pipes age, they may develop cracks or pinholes that can lead to leaks. These leaks can cause water damage to your property and can also result in higher water bills.
• Corrosion: Metal pipes can corrode and rust over time, leading to blockages and reduced water flow. Rapid temperature changes can also weaken the lines, making them more prone to leaks and bursts.
Water damage from leaks can occur quickly and cause significant damage to your property if not addressed promptly. Water can seep into walls, floors, and ceilings, causing structural damage and promoting the growth of mold and mildew.
In addition, water damage can also damage your personal belongings, including furniture, electronics, and other items. Even small water leaks can lead to costly repairs and replacement costs. That is why ADS suggests adding water leak sensors to your existing White Eagle home alarm system. They can be placed in bathrooms, laundry rooms, at your sump pump location, and in other locations throughout your home.
Early Water leak Detection
We aim to help you with water leak detection as early as possible, preventing further damage as time unfolds.
If you suspect a leak in your home, it is essential to take immediate action to prevent further damage. Here are some steps you can take:
• Turn off the water supply: If you can locate the source of the leak, turn off the water supply to that area of your home. Doing so can help prevent further water damage.
• Call a professional plumber: A licensed plumber can locate the source of the leak and make any necessary repairs. They can also assess the extent of the damage and recommend any additional repairs or mitigation measures.
• Remove standing water: If standing water is in your home, use a wet/dry vacuum or mop to remove as much water as possible. A clean-up can help prevent mold and mildew growth.
Dry out affected areas: Use fans and dehumidifiers to dry out affected areas as quickly as possible.
• Remember, the longer you wait to address a leak, the more damage it can cause. So, if you suspect a leak in your home, take immediate action to prevent further damage and protect your property.
About Alarm Detection Systems, Inc.
Alarm Detection Systems is one of the largest alarm firms in the country. Family-owned since 1968, we provide business alarms, fire alarms, card access, security cameras, and home security systems. Proudly servicing Chicagoland, Northern Illinois, Northwest Indiana, and Southern Wisconsin in the Midwest. Call us at 630.844.6300 for more information.
In Colorado, we service all of Denver, Boulder County, Northern Colorado, the Eastern Plains, and Colorado Springs. Call us at 1.800.446.7519 for more information.