Flood Sensors Are Here to Help. Find Out How.
Did you know water causes more residential damage each year than fires? Even if there are no significant flooding risks in your area, small leaks that go undetected can result in massive costs. Very few people notice there is water accumulating in their home before it results in mold, warped floorboards, ruined possessions and even electronics going haywire. Mainly because water damage can be so insidious, it’s essential to have a warning system in place to protect your home. Recognize leaks before they become a headache through flood sensors.
Why Should You Buy a Flood Sensor?
You can protect your home from most water damage through the use of flood sensors that warn you when moisture accumulates in specific areas. Leaks can be detected as soon as they occur before any significant damage has happened. Investing in these devices will save you from having to replace valuable possessions or spend on costly repairs for your home. In fact, water accumulation can even result in mold and put your family’s health at risk. These sensors are so reliable in reducing water damage that many insurance companies also offer discounted rates if you have them.
Which Flood Sensors Should You Buy?
A variety of flood sensors are available in the market; so how do you know which one to get? Getting the ‘right’ one will depend on your priorities but there are a few features that you need to consider.
Can your sensor notify you immediately when it detects a leak? React quickly to any potential threats with a flood sensor that sends you a notification to your phone and sets off an alarm when there’s a leak. As part of our security installations, these sensors are also monitored by our central station so a professional can react to an emergency even if you can’t respond right away.
There are also sensors that include temperature detection. These sensors warn you of dipping temperatures before they result in a burst pipe. These incidents can pour gallons of water into your home in a matter of seconds, so you want to be proactive in detecting them before they happen.
Are your sensors using your power supply or batteries? In case of major storms or flooding, you want to make sure you have battery backup so you can still track leaks even after the power goes out.
How Many Sensors Will You Need?
This will depend on the size of your home and also on the types of sensors you use. Cables connected to your sensor can extend the surface area it covers. This will help you reduce the number of sensors needed to cover your home’s most vulnerable areas which we’ll cover below.
Where Should You Install Flood Sensors?
There are a few problem areas that should always have flood sensors handy. Ensure you have sensors near your washing machines, dishwashers, sinks, toilets, refrigerators, and furnaces. However, if you are using temperature detection along with your sensors, don’t place them near your heater since that area of the house will be the warmest.
Avoid costly damage and substantial water bills with a proactive flood detection system. To learn more about flood sensors and to incorporate them into your home security, reach out to us by calling 516-433-6960 or by filling out our online contact form.