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Placing Water Leak Detection Sensors


Did you know that the average water damage claim is almost $7,000? This is due in part because the average home has numerous water leak danger zones. If you’ve invested in water leak protection, it makes sense to be sure you place water leak detection sensors in the right spots.

So, below we cover seven areas that can benefit from some smart water leak protection.

1. Bathrooms

A lot can go wrong in a bathroom, including clogged toilets, overflowing bathtubs, or a crack in the sink pipes. With so much plumbing in one place, the bathroom is a prime location for water leaks. You can tuck the sensor in a corner, behind the toilet, underneath the sink, or all of the above.

2. Kitchen Sink

Just like in the bathroom, your kitchen sink is a prime danger zone for water leaks. Place a leak sensor in the cabinet under the kitchen sink, and if the pipe underneath the sink begins to leak, you’ll be aware of it via a text message or alarm siren.

3. Basements

Did you know that 98% of basements are affected by water damage at some point? Flooding is a real issue, so protect your home with water leak detection that notifies you the moment flooding occurs. If you have piping running through your basement, you can place the water sensors beneath them. Underneath basement windows is also a great place to put sensors if you have window wells.

4. Under the Refrigerator

If your refrigerator has an ice maker, be careful of slow leaks. If not installed correctly – or if your refrigerator is an older model – it may begin slowly dripping water at the back of the unit. This amount of water isn’t enough for you to notice it pouring out onto the floor, so months can pass as the leak grows mold and damages the floor. Avoid all of that by installing a water leak sensor beneath or behind the refrigerator.

5. Water Heaters

Particularly for older water tanks, a leak can happen at any time. So it’s important to stop those leaks before your home becomes flooded with water. We recommend placing a water leak sensor at the base of the water heater and then also investing in water leak detection that automatically shuts off your water main before your property is ankle deep in water.

6. HVAC Pan

It can be difficult to remember to empty the drain pan on your HVAC systems, so foolproof it with leak sensors. Simply place the sensor next to the pan, and as soon as the first drip comes out of the full pan, you’ll be notified.

7. Beneath the Washing Machine

Similar to water heaters, older washing machines can break down at any time. And if the hose springs a leak, your laundry area could be flooded in mere minutes! This is another example in which smart water leak detection is more than just a good idea – it’s the sensible choice if you want to avoid thousands in water damage.

If you’re looking for water leak protection that you can trust to protect your home from expensive damage, we’ve got you covered. Call us today to schedule a consultation. We will show you the optimal locations for placing water leak detection sensors.


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The A.L.S. Security Solutions Team consists of Arthur Brown, Founder, Owner and Operator of the company and other members of the staff. We may occasionally have guest bloggers. As a team we strive to bring you the latest and most important news in the fields of automation and security while attempting to entertain you at the same time.

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