Water damage can be a sneaky danger to your home. It could be happening while you’re totally unaware of the problem. Due to it’s potential of being an unseen danger, water damage is the number one cause of loss in homeowners insurance claims. Water damage can start from water escaping the home’s plumbing system, leaking through the roof or from a faulty appliance, or even be caused by flooding from a storm. It doesn’t take much water to seriously damage the walls, ceilings, floors, and/or contents of your home.
Monitoring Moisture Digitally
With the ever changing technology circuit, it makes sense that preventing the home from experiencing water damage is something that can and should be digitized. A perfect solution to preventing water damage in your home is installing digital water leak detectors or sensors. Furthermore, simpler, or more dated leak detectors will emit an alarm when water is detected. These work fine, but only if you’re at home.
With advancements in technology, these leak detectors have become smarter, and can notify you via an app, or a text message, when unwelcome water or moisture is detected anywhere in your home. Many of these gizmos will shut the water supply off automatically to prevent serious damages from occurring.
“Smart” Moisture Monitors
Place smart moisture monitors in areas particularly prone to water damage. Areas like sump pumps, near appliances that use water, and around pipes are examples of areas that are prone to water damage. Thanks to batteries, you don’t need a power outlet for these smart sensors to work, and you can place them anywhere in your home where you may experience an issue.
The more expensive smart moisture detectors have many different operation options. This can stop the sensor from going off from things like a small spill. Often, these higher end sensors also feature temperature monitoring. If the temperature changes unexpectedly, the device will begin to send you notifications.
Most of the smart water detecting sensors on the market are part of a larger network of smart home systems. These systems usually include some sort of central hub that will connect to the internet, a smart phone application and other sensors and detectors like thermostats, motion sensors, and carbon monoxide detectors. The hub and these other connected items communicate with one another. Usually, you’re able to control them all from one central app.
Installing independent leak sensors is simple, and will not require any special tools. But, more complicated senors like a smart home system may require the services of a specialist. Check the batteries and power sources of these sensors regularly, to make sure they function throughout the year.
Go With The Pros!
Making sure your home doesn’t experience water damage is an important part of being a home owner. Water damage can be the direct cause for many other problems in your home. These problems include destruction of furniture, and the growth of mold. Learn more about removing mold by checking out our free eBook, The Guide to Mold Detection and Prevention.
Restoration USA is a fully certified disaster restoration company located in Pompano Beach. Restoration USA restores water damage and fire damage, and also performs mold removal and leak detection, in all of Broward county. Customers can pay restoration USA through standard homeowner’s insurance. Call us, toll-free, 24/7 at (866) 745-6428 or visit us online to schedule your free evaluation.