|Homeowners can face extensive damage and
costly repairs from a flooded basement or
storage shed. The typical sources of water
You can minimize the damage caused by a leak
with a flood alarm. Flood alarms come in
- simple alarms that detect the accumulation
of moisture in a drain pan or on the floor.
These devices can detect all sources of flood
water but require the water to pool in sufficient
quantities at the alarm sensor to activate
it. This may mean that moderate water damage
may have already been caused in other areas..
- complex inline sensors that detect abnormal
water flow . These devices are limited to
controlling leaks in your water supply, which
includes broken pipes and burst hot water
tanks. However, they usually include shutoff
mechanisms that automatically shut off the
water in order to prevent significant water
damage. If you buy this type, be sure that
it is designed to shut off the hot water
tank so that it doesn't overheat when the
water is shut off.
Advanced flood alarms can be connected to
your telephone line and automatically place
a phone call to notify you of a problem.
Flood alarms can also be integrated into
a home monitoring system.