Home Security Features: How Important are Water Sensors?

Home security and automation systems are more advanced than ever, and come with a host options and features. More, and more advanced features are awesome, but it can be hard to know which ones you need and what values they add. Water sensors are so unobtrusive that it can cause people to wonder is they are a really necessary part of a home security system. Let us assure you, these little devices are worth far more than their weight in gold when it comes to protecting your home from water damage.

Water Always Spells Trouble

At first thought, water and leak sensors seem like something you could possibly do without, but doing so could add up to big trouble. Just think of the force of water on nature and how little it takes to create damage in a very short time. The same is true in your home. In the home, a small leak can lead to extensive property damage in the flooring and walls and even lead to serious health hazards such as the growth of mold long before you even notice.

Not All Water Problems are Immediately Apparent

When most of us think of common household water problems we think of overflowing toilets or a burst pipe gushing from under the kitchen sink—things that are certain to get our attention if we are home. We are not always home however, and not all leaks are so forceful or dramatic that we notice them right away. Most leaks start small and out of sight and cause tremendous damage, such as rot and mold, over time.

Water Damage is Costly

Water damage is one of the three largest and most common claims filed with insurance companies, right up there with fire and burglary! Why? Because the effects of water are far more extensive and damaging than most people realize. Not only will it damage within the flooring and walls, it can also damage electrical systems, heating and A/C systems, as well as furniture and personal possessions. The cost of damage adds up quickly.

Water Sensors Can Help Prevent Bigger Problems

A small leak all on its own is problem enough, but it can also be a sign of bigger hidden or future trouble. Water sensors help detect problems in the earliest stages so you can fix it and look for additional problems before they become costly.

Water Sensors and Home Security Systems

Water sensors are part of environmental protection features offered within home security systems. They are small, unobtrusive devices placed where water leaks are most likely to occur, such as behind toilets, under sinks, and near water using appliances like dishwashers, clothes washers, and water heaters. When the sensors come in contact with water it triggers an alarm output. This triggers a notification sent to your phone so you are informed immediately. If you have a monitored home security system, the alert goes to the monitoring station who can prompt emergency response.

Water sensors provide the earliest possible warning of leaks so that you can respond quickly to prevent damage. GuardMe Security offers the most cutting-edge technologies available and backs them with 24/7 monitoring.

Craig Metzger
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