Prevent Flood Damage with Smart Leak Detection

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Water leaks and flooding can cause extensive damage to your home, and dealing with the aftermath can be costly and stressful. Fortunately, smart leak detection devices are now available that can help you detect leaks and minimize water damage. You can choose which devices and systems will work best for your home, and the pros at the Plumbing & Air Service Company can answer any questions about installing these devices.

Smart Leak Sensors

Even a tiny leak can cause damage and waste thousands of gallons of water. Smart leak sensors are small, battery-operated devices that can be placed in areas where leaks are likely to occur, such as under sinks, near water heaters, or in the basement. These sensors detect leaks using various detection methods, including moisture sensors and infrared technology. When a leak is detected, the sensor sends an alert to your smartphone or tablet, allowing you to act before the leak causes significant damage.

Smart leak sensors are a great DIY option. You can find them at any home improvement store and buy as many as you need for your home. In addition to connecting to your smartphone, many of these devices will also emit an audible alarm if they detect water, so there are multiple ways you can be alerted in the event of a leak.

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Smart Water Valves

Smart water valves are installed on your main water line and can automatically shut off the water supply when a leak is detected. These devices can help prevent water damage by quickly stopping the water flow before it causes significant damage.

Smart water valves vary in terms of what they can do. Some can be controlled remotely using a smartphone app, while others only have the ability to alert you to a possible leak – you’ll still manually have to close the valve.

  • There are DIY options that integrate with plumbing shutoff valves. When installed correctly, these devices can turn off the valve to stop the flow of water to the area. Most homes have shutoff valves under sinks, near toilets, and in the laundry area. Installing a smart leak device at each valve can stop a leak before it becomes a problem.
  • Another option is a professionally installed automatic water shutoff valve that a plumber splices into your home’s main water line. This stops water at its source if the system detects a change in water pressure.

Whole-Home Leak Detection Systems

Whole-home leak detection systems are more comprehensive than individual smart leak sensors or detectors. These systems use sensors installed throughout your home to detect leaks, and they can be connected to your home's security system to provide complete protection against water damage. These systems can be monitored remotely, and alerts can be sent to your smartphone or tablet when a leak is detected.

Protect Your Home from Water Leaks

Smart leak detection devices are an effective way to prevent water damage and protect your home. Whether you opt for individual smart leak sensors or a whole-home smart leak detection system, many options are available to fit your needs and budget.

The pros at The Plumbing & Air Service Company can help with leak detection services or installing smart leak devices anywhere in the Greensboro, NC, area. Call us at (336) 502-8540 or request service online.