Sonin water leak detectors help prevent costly water damage which may otherwise go unnoticed. Water damage does not occur only after a hurricane or flood. It can be caused by leaking washing machines, leaking lines under a refrigerator or broken water pipes. Home appliances such as your dishwasher and water heater can leak causing damage to your home or property.
Standing water can cause structural damage resulting in expensive home repairs. Not only can it cause structural damage, water damage can devalue property. Water detectors can notify occupants of water building up before it becomes a serious problem.
They are inexpensive and simple to use. The water leak detectors are battery operated alarms which can be easily placed beneath a refrigerator, washer, toilet or drain pipe. They work in basements as a backup to a sump pump or bilge pump. The leak detectors can be installed near water heaters and inside air conditioning units. Wireless models are available.
A loud 85 decibel alarm is given off when water is detected. Depending on the model, the alarm will sound continuously from 18 hours to three days. The battery gives two years of monitoring and if the battery is getting low, an alarm beeps to notify you that they will need to be changed.
The water leak detectors weigh from 3.5-ounces up to five ounces. They operate between 32 F and 122 F. A circuit test bar makes certain that the system is operating.
The sensor can be placed at the lowest point of the floor with the suction cup up. It can be placed on other horizontal surfaces where water might collect. If water bridges the two contacts, the alarm will sound. The alarm can be mounted away from the sensor on a shelf, table or wall.
Use the water leak detectors while filling unattended pools, spas or bathtubs. It will attach to any vertical surface that is smooth and when water reaches both metal contacts, the alarm sounds.
The sensors can be placed up to six feet away from the alarm. The Water alarm with dual remote sensors allowing the sensors to be up to 12 feet away from each other. Another model can be connected to additional devices. For example, a light beacon can be activated. The water leak detector can notify someone if water is detected by sending an email or short text message to a mobile phone.
Repairing water damage can be costly. Sonin water detectors can raise the alarm before the damage occurs.