How Wi-Fi Detectors Can Prevent Water Leaks and Freezes

How Wi-Fi Detectors Can Prevent Water Leaks and FreezesWater damage is one of the most frequently filed home insurance claims. In many cases, the damage starts with a simple leak. Early detection is key to protecting your home from water damage, and that’s where Wi-Fi water leak and freeze detectors come in. They help you know if there’s a leak in your home before it becomes costly. Let’s take a closer look at what these Wi-Fi detectors have to offer.

Quick Leak Alerts

Wi-Fi leak detectors are small devices that you can place close to a water-bearing fixture or on a floor. They connect to your home’s existing Wi-Fi directly without needing a smart-home hub. A few seconds after they first come into contact with water, these detectors use your Wi-Fi to send an alert to your smartphone. They also trigger an audible alarm. You can then act quickly before the issue turns into a bigger and more costly calamity.

Some detectors rely on power from wall outlets, meaning you won’t have to worry about dead batteries. Others are battery-powered, giving you more installation flexibility.

Prevention of Frozen Water Pipes and Mold Growth

Some Wi-Fi detectors come with sensors that can measure environmental conditions that can cause problems at their extremes, such as temperature and humidity. A temperature sensor helps prevent frozen water pipes by alerting you of freezing temperatures. A humidity sensor alerts you of excess moisture in your household air that can promote mold growth.

Easy Setup

You can quickly and easily install Wi-Fi leak and freeze detectors because they connect directly to your home’s Wi-Fi and don’t require a hub.

Dealing with the aftermath of water damage is usually expensive. You can give yourself peace of mind whether you’re at home or away by installing Wi-Fi detectors to monitor your home for water-related issues. To learn more about these detectors, please contact us at Sherlock Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ve been proudly serving San Diego and Riverside counties since 2002.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in the greater San Diego and San Marcos, California area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).

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