Like smoke detectors, water alarm sensors can be a saving grace when a plumbing appliance springs a leak. These devices detect water leaks early, before costly water damage occurs. Unattended, leaks can cost thousands of dollars in repairs, and lead to the loss of possessions and priceless keepsakes. We all know that pipes and appliances inevitably fail during the overnight or when we are away. With a water leak sensor alarm, you can be notified right away, before the damage becomes too tragic.
Instead of taking chances and risk coming home to 5-feet of water in your basement (yes, we have seen this happen!), why not take a proactive approach to handling a water leak or sump pump drainage problem. Installing a Wet Switch Detector is a simple solution. They can be installed into any existing HVAC system, piece of equipment, or appliance, without any further modifications being required.
A Water Leak Sensor is installed at the water source of any piece of equipment or appliance. When water is detected, it automatically shuts off the water supply. Some models also include an alarm to notify you immediately of a leak or drainage failure. New models also include Wi-Fi feature to send alerts via text or email, wherever you are! This feature is perfect for rental properties and second homes.
Place water alarms strategically throughout your home or business in areas that are at risk of water damage – under sinks, toilets, hot water heaters, and next to appliances like refrigerators, dishwashers, and washing machines.
This is a modification that is best left to a professional plumber because water pipes must be cut to install the sensor, electrical sources need to be managed, and in some cases the equipment controls must be tied into. Our pros at Gelinas are happy to come install Leak Alarm Sensors for you!