Save the Stress: Demystifying Water Leakage Detection Technology



Save the Stress: Demystifying Water Leakage Detection Technology

Demystifying Water Leakage Detection Tech

Learn how water leak detection technology can help you prevent a water disaster in your home. Learn more.

We’re in the digital world and most of us use technology every day. But did you know there are tools on the market that can help you detect a water leak in your home before you even see it?

Water damage is a serious concern that can affect all homeowners. Water loss technology is a major preventative measure you can take to protect yourself and your property – by identifying and addressing leaks as soon as they begin.

What is water leakage detection technology?

Simply put, it is a digital system that can detect when there are leaks or abnormal water levels in your home. It’s designed to make you aware of water damage or inconsistencies before they accelerate and become a full-blown water disaster.

Since these systems detect leaks, understanding how to manually shut off your water is vital.

Make sure everyone in your household knows where your main and localized water shut-off valves are, so they can be shut off manually if your system detects a leak. Surprisingly, a lot of homeowners don’t know where they are and they don’t test them regularly. Some valves are even hidden behind decorative panels or furniture.

There are a variety of different water sensors and leak detection systems you can have installed in your home. Here are two common types of water detection systems.

Self-Installed System. You can install this system yourself and it will only alert you of a leak through a sound and/or notification to your smartphone. This system requires you to investigate the leak yourself and turn off your main water valve manually, which means if you’re not at home, damage could happen before you get a chance to shut off the water.

Professionally Installed System. This system takes water leakage detection a step further by alerting you, then automatically shutting off your main water valve. This is valuable because it minimizes the damage a leak can do. It can even be integrated into your home security system.

How does water loss technology work?

Water leakage detection systems work by monitoring water flow patterns to detect irregularities. Sensors should be placed in areas of your home where water losses are most common so you can take action quickly if the system detects any water flow concerns.

We recommend you install leakage detectors in areas where water escape is most common; for example, your laundry room, water heater closet, bathrooms and under your sinks.

How to choose a water detection system

The cost of water detection systems will vary, as do the benefits they provide. Whichever path you choose, incorporating this technology will help you minimize water damage.

If you get your system professionally installed, the cost will be a little higher. However, many homeowners achieve cost savings by having their water leakage detection system installed at the same time as they replace their hot water tank. Talk to your plumber to discuss options.

If you’re on a budget and aren’t in the market for a new hot water tank, there are plenty of affordable options that are easy to install. Many sensors will also warn you if there’s an increase in humidity or if conditions are so cold that it may cause a water pipe to burst.

Keep your head above water

Understanding water leakage detection technology will help your future self avoid a stressful (and potentially devastating) situation. If you are unsure of the best solution for your home, connect with an expert in your area.

Let’s be flooded with joy, not water.

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