Because Leaks Happen…

February 3, 2017

Leaks can happen anywhere. Anyone who has ever dealt with a water issue at home can speak to the devastation. If a leak goes undetected, the water can cause catastrophic damage- from moldy walls to warped floorboards.

A flood sensor can send a notification to your phone or tablet as soon as moisture levels begin to rise. They can also monitor temperature to guard against freezing.

Some leak detector systems, like FloLogic, use a flow-based smart water valve to monitor the entire plumbing system to detect a leak. When leaks are detected, FloLogic automatically shuts off the water to the house to prevent a small leak from becoming a large one. This can be beneficial if you are away from your home when the leak occurs.

In addition to washing machines, failing hot water heaters, leaking dishwashers, damaged supply lines to automatic ice makers and overflowing toilets are some areas where water damage inside the home can occur, often without advanced warning.
You can install water sensors in areas near:

  • Washing machines
  • Dishwashers
  • Refrigerators with ice makers and water dispensers
  • Hot water heaters
  • Sinks
  • Toilets

Automatic water shutoff systems require professional installation while most water sensors are available at most home improvement stores. Note that some devices only work once, then need to be replaced, while others are more durable. Also, not all sensors come with clear installation instructions. If you are not comfortable installing them yourself, contact an experienced professional to install them and help ensure that you receive notifications of potential leaks.


Flood sensors are small, but they could save you from a big problem. If you’d like to learn more about how flood sensors could protect your home click the links below.

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