At home, the majority of water leaks occur in basements, near water heaters, from loose pipes or flooding from sump pumps during heavy downpours. If you know your home is prone to water leaks or flooding, or if you have a second home or vacation property that is not used regularly, a water leak detection system can save you a lot of money. Water leak sensors are best placed underneath leak prone equipment and in low-lying areas of the basement.
A spot water sensor is used to detect pooling water and is best placed directly beneath equipment or in low-lying areas.
Rope water sensors are best placed around the perimeter of basements walls, and around sump pumps to detect the early signs of basements flooding. Water leaks from dishwashers can also be a common cause, and result in damage to ceilings below and structure of the house. A rope water sensor underneath the dishwasher will alert you in the event of a water leak.
If water does fill the pan and begin to leak underneath, the spot water sensor will trigger an alert to be sent via email or SMS text message to the right people who can address the situation.
Raised floors, used sometimes in server rooms or data centers are also particularly vulnerable. Using raised flooring can be a great way to increase airflow in the room and concealed cables and wires beneath floor panels although this approach makes monitoring their physical status difficult. Cables may be soaking in water for a long period before anyone notices.
It is recommended if you have raised floors, to deploy rope water sensor under the raised floor around the perimeter of the room to alert if water is discovered.
Water Leak Detection for Facility Management
If you own or manage a commercial, rental or manufacturing facility you know that water leaks can mean big headaches with unhappy tenants, damaged property, and expensive insurance deductibles. With most office buildings and spaces being unoccupied overnight and on weekends, the potential for catastrophic water damage, high insurance claims, and reduced revenue is very real. One way to prevent these issues is to set up water leak detection sensors around risk areas. Look for areas where water is present such as bathrooms and other areas at risk such as utility hallways and plumbing walls.
Spot water sensors can be used under specific areas of risk or in low-lying areas to detect pooling water.
Rope water sensors are used to cover larger areas and can even be wrapped around pipes to detect the presence of water anywhere along the rope sensor. At the first sign that water is detected an alert will be sent immediately to the key people in charge.
Spot water sensors under fridges and freezers will provide early warning to management if a leak happens.
Rope water sensors are a good investment as well to be placed inside of commercial fridges and freezers to detect water leakage or flooding inside where mold buildup and food contamination is of big concern.
Water Leak Detection with email and SMS alarms
Enviromon’s SensorHawk liquid detection smart sensors provide 24hr monitoring and alerting for the presence of liquids such as water, battery acid, and fuel. Our sensors are a low-cost solution to detect water leaks and flooding disasters and provide alerts via email and SMS text message.