Water level detection, or water alarm monitoring, systems are electronic sensors that detect moisture wherever it should not be. These sensors can detect even 1/32 of an inch of water. Given that just one inch of water can cause severe damage to homes and businesses, water alarm monitoring can warn residents and property owners about water leaks before they cause thousands of dollars of property damage.
Don’t rely on your home owners insurance as your plan in case of flooding. For one, there is still the deductible to pay, often as high as $500 to $1000 per incident.
But even more, there is the job of cleaning up the damage after flooding. The clean-up process is time-consuming and costly, often requiring professional help to tear out ruined carpet, wallboard and trim, sanitizing areas that came in contact with dirty water.
Water damage can also require serious structural repairs. If the leak or flooding was extensive, it can cause the growth of mold and mildew. And if the water damage originates in an upper level of a home or building, there can be extensive damage to the rooms or apartments below.
Where Would Water Alarm Monitoring Be Helpful?
A water level detection system can protect almost any building that has a water supply or is vulnerable to rain or floods. They protect vacation homes, empty buildings put up for sale and rental properties, whether they are vacant or occupied. Water alarm monitoring would be very useful in an elderly relative’s home, or small businesses and offices, to prevent slip and fall accidents from slow leaks or appliance failure.
Water alarm monitoring systems offer the best protection when installed near:
- Sump pumps
- Water heaters
- Sinks and dishwashers
- Laundry rooms
- Septic outlet and overflow drains
More than Just an Alarm
Professional installation could combine a water alarm monitoring system with a water valve shutoff device, which would stop the flood as soon as possible. In addition to a loud audible alert, there is the option of setting up a telephone link to notify a monitoring company and then the property owner.
Complete Home Protection
Many homeowners and business owners already have monitored security systems installed, which alert them to break-ins, fires and even carbon monoxide. Upgrading your system with water level monitoring is just as smart, and could save you a lot of time, trouble, and money.
What are you waiting for? Give Actio a call today to learn about how we can install and monitor a water alarm system for your home or business.