Consider Water Sensors For Your Home

by | Jan 16, 2018 | Home, Insurance Blog

What are Water Sensors?

With the floods that have come to the South Louisiana area in the past few years, it is imperative that we take precautionary measures to ensure our home is protected from the costly and negative effects of water damage. Flooding and water damage that ruins flooring, furniture and walls can be prevented with a water sensor system. Water sensors are a smart technology that can help alert a homeowner of potential leaks and prevent costly repairs. Some water sensors can even be programmed to turn off certain valves in order to keep water damage to an absolute minimum.

How do water sensors work?

A water sensor can detect even the potential of a leak by measuring the electrical conductivity of the water present and completing a circuit to send a signal. For more advanced systems, the signal can be sent directly to your smartphone so you can take further precautions. You can also add different members, friends or family, to receive a notification if you are out of town.

Where should water sensors be placed?

When looking into water sensors, make regular maintenance checks around your home and look for past water damage signs like rusty or damaged water lines. In addition to those areas, you should place water sensors where flooding is most likely to occur, which means any area that has a water source.

  • Washing machines.
  • Dishwashers
  • Refrigerators with ice makers and water dispensers.
  • Hot water heaters.
  • Sinks
  • Toilets
  • Other appliances that are connected to a water line

Being a homeowner, you are responsible for the protection of your home and valuables. Minimize the annoyance of coming home to a flooded bathroom by installing water sensors and making sure you are notified when there is any presence of water in your home. If you are interested learning more about installing water sensors for your home, please contact us today. Sourced from SmartHome.