Many property owners only associate alarms with intruders. Water leak detection also plays a vital role in a complete security solution.
Water damage occurs as a result of a variety of events including a washing machine hose that splits, pipes that freeze and burst, an overflowing toilet, or a water heater that fails.
The purpose of a water leak detector is to provide an early warning of a leak, which enables you to stop the water at the source or call for professional help. Water leak detectors are inexpensive additions to an existing security system. However, they can save a property owner from a host of expensive issues.
These detectors are handy for areas that are not in the line of sight or frequently visited. For example, a burst pipe in a vacation home could leak for days before the owner is made aware.
In commercial applications, the damage could be much more significant. In multi-tenant locations, a cascading effect might occur when an overflowing sink ends up causing damage to several floors.
Water damage may occur from several different issues:
• Seasonal flooding
• Faulty sump pumps
• Faulty machinery or appliance leaks
• Cracked building foundations
• Power outages
• Sewer back-up and overflow
• A frozen water pipe that has burst
• A full window well
Key locations of leak detectors
Do you want to receive early warnings of water leaks before they become an issue?