5 Best locations to Place Your Smart Water Leak Sensor
A Smart Solution to Avoid Water Damage
Coming home to discover a burst pipe or leaky appliance is an unwelcome surprise that can end up costing you thousands of dollars in repairs. A study looking at all homeowner insurance claims between 2009 and 2015 found that water damage was the most common cause of claims. This nightmare is lived by 14,000 Americans who experience water damage at home or work every single day.
You may think that an individual water leak is a tiny inconvenience, but over time it can escalate into devastating levels of waste and damage. A single ⅛ inch crack in a pipe can spill 250 gallons of water in one day. In fact, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, household leaks across the United States waste almost 900 billion gallons of water every year.
The BAZZ Smart Water Leak Sensor Kit is the solution to this universal problem. By detecting leaks and notifying you as soon as they occur, you catch the leak early and prevent small problems from escalating into costly ones.
What is a Water Sensor and What Does it Do?
Water sensors detect leaks in the home and sound an alarm to let you know that there is the presence of water where there shouldn’t be. Water sensors come in a variety of sizes but generally they are quite small.
Extending from the main water sensor is a long, thin cable that you place where a water leak may occur, like in your basement or near kitchen appliances. Smart water sensors go one step further after sounding the alarm to also send you a notification on your phone and alert you of the leak.
Benefits of Having a Water Sensor at Home
Between 2013 and 2017, the average water claim was over $10,000, the second largest insurance claim type. Stopping the leak before it develops frees your household of costly repairs while also protecting your most treasured items.
Even if you’re halfway around the world, water leak sensors alert you of any possible leaks so that you can take the necessary action before it develops.
Water leaks and electrical appliances are a disaster waiting to happen. Dealing with the issue early on eliminates any hazardous safety concerns to you and your family.
Best Places to Put Your Water Leak Sensor
There are a few key places in your home that you will want to put your BAZZ Smart Home Water Sensors to prevent damage and make you aware of any small leaks before they turn into big problems.
Water Sensors for Basement
98% of basements are affected by water damage at some point, so it’s better to be safe than sorry. Flooding in your basement can be a real issue, and a water leak sensor allows you to protect your home the moment flooding occurs. Basements are on the list with kitchens and bathrooms as a part of the home that suffers the most water damage. Basements are also often used for storage, so use the BAZZ Smart Home Water Sensor to protect your possessions from damage.
Additionally, if you have piping running through your basement, you can place the water sensor underneath them. Under your basement windows is also a great place to put water sensors if you have window wells.
Water Sensors for Bathroom
Your bathroom is equipped with a lot of plumbing, so it’s a prime location for monitoring water leaks. Tuck your water sensor behind the toilet, under the sink, in a corner by the bathtub, or all of the above.
If the pipes under your sink develop a slow leak, you may not notice water damage until the items under your sink are destroyed. Put a water sensor under the sink for peace of mind and to protect your belongings. From clogged toilets to a crack in piping, the bathroom is the perfect area for monitoring water leaks.
Water Sensor Near Water Heater
Place your water leak sensor by a water heater to monitor any potential damage - this is especially important to do if your house has an old water tank. Placing a water sensor at the base of your water heater protects the surrounding area from any damage, as a leak from a water heater can happen at any time.
Water Sensor for Kitchen
As mentioned before, leaks in pipes under the sink can develop slowly and not be noticeable until your belongings have been destroyed. Having an alert sent to you as soon as a leak is detected is extremely important for keeping your kitchen and the items in it dry.
Additionally, if your refrigerator is older or has an ice maker, it is important to have a sensor under it, as you may not realize there is a leak until puddles start to form.
Water Sensor for Laundry Room
When an appliance breaks down, like a washing machine, placing a water sensor under it or neat it helps you to protect the floors, walls, and items in the laundry room. Because of the volume of water washing machines use, a leak can cause flooding in a matter of minutes - so stay on top of it with a BAZZ Smart Home Water Sensor.
How Many Water Sensors Do You Need?
It is recommended that you buy as many sensors that you deem necessary for the size of your home and how susceptible each room is to a water leak. The best number of sensors to start with is four, to protect your kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, and basement. However, you may want to purchase more from get-go or in the future if you want to protect your HVAC pan, sump pump, boiler, or anywhere else where you’d like some peace of mind.
Get a Smart Water Sensor from BAZZ Smart Home
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