With the amount of rain that has been falling in the mid-state lately, we’re finely attuned to the possibility of leaks. When we’re home we can closely monitor whether or not that rain is coming inside our homes, but sometimes leaks are a bit more sinister than your common roof or basement leak. Plus, let’s face it, we’re not always going to be home. Common household appliances can be the culprit for water damage to your home, but now there is a way to protect your home from leaks, whether you’re there or not.
By now, we’ve all seen the devices that are being manufactured to make our homes smarter. With simple installation of an app on your phone or tablet, homeowners are able to monitor their temperature, garage door, and even security systems. Did you know that there is also a smart sensor to detect leaks and freezes in your home?
Did you know that a water leak can cost in excess of $7,000 in damages to your home? That’s a pretty big chunk of change for a drip you didn’t even know was happening, but the latest in the line of smart technology for your home can change all of that!
The Lyric Wi-Fi Water Leak and Freeze Detector is set up to know if your water heater is leaking or if that isn’t just condensation in your laundry room from the heat of the dryer. The average homeowner can install this type of device on their own, but to ensure proper placement, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to have a professional place it for you.
Not only can this system detect small leaks before they become a major issue, but it is also set up to detect serious drops in temperature that could cause pipe freezing. If humidity is an issue in your house, there is a sensor for a rise in humidity levels as well. These sensors can be placed in the home where a problem is easily anticipated; under the sink, beside the washing machine, around the water heater, or close to the sump pump. Essentially, this device is an early warning system for your home, and can even provide serious peace of mind when you’re traveling.
If you’re interested in one of these sensors, and you probably should be, contact us today. We can help protect your home!