JP Heating & Air Conditioning Shares an Overview of Leak Detector Systems
While smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors are present in the vast majority of homes, there is another type of alarm system you may not even be aware exists, or if you are aware, why you might need one – a leak detector alarm. In this post, JP Heating & Air Conditioning will provide an overview so that you can determine whether a leak detector alarm system is right for you.
As you have probably guessed, a leak detector alarm system is a device that monitors the area you place the alarm for any signs of water. If the system detects water, the alarm will sound right away to warn you that your basement is beginning to flood or leak. This can make an enormous difference in the amount of damage that would occur to you home and personal property if the water was not detected immediately. And, in some cases, home insurance policies exclude coverage for flooding, which means you may have to foot the bill yourself.
There are a number of home appliances and systems that can cause water leakage in your basement, including air conditioners, water heaters, sump pumps, drain lines, or other pumps. Of course, for many homeowners, basement flooding occurs because of issues with the home’s structure and foundation. Fortunately, both water leakage and flooding will be detected by your leak detector system so that you can address the water buildup right away.
We recommend a Honeywell water defense water sensing alarm as this offers superior protection, in areas that water damage and leaks are most likely to occur. The Honeywell leak detector system uses an industry-leading patented water sensing cable that detects water on the entire length of the cable. The cable is placed in areas that you may not often observe, such as water heaters, sump pumps, under sinks, around toilets, and behind washing machines and dishwashers. This leak detector system works directly out of the box with no assembly required!
If you have any questions about leak detector systems, or would like to have one installed, do not hesitate to contact JP Heating & Air Conditioning online through our contact form or by calling us at (269) 345-1843. We look forward to helping you to protect your home and personal belongings from water damage!