Water SensorsWater Sensors:
Any house is prone to water leaks, whether you are in a climate with a lot of rain or just have copper and cast iron pipes that tend to burst. In cold months, pipes may freeze and break with the exception of PEX, a tip for your next remodel. In these circumstances, water sensors serve as a precautionary system to detect problems before they get out of hand. And while some may feel wary about investing in a smart water system, imagine the money you could save if you could preserve your tiling, furniture, rugs, and other valuables.
WATER SENSORS CAN MEASURE:
– Water quality
– water pressure levels
– pH levels
On the market today: Insteon, Winland Electronics, Samsung, Fibaro, Honeywell, and many more are producing smart water sensors that can send all this information to your phone, tablet, or computer. They will even notify you of drops in water pressure, changes in temperature, and indications of leaks.
Another great idea is to find hotspots for leaks and place sensors accordingly.
4. Laundry machines
5. Outdoor hose valves
Water supply lines:
Due to high water pressure, minor leaks in your plumbing system can quickly turn into a devastating flood.
When shower areas are missing grout or caulking, water is more likely to leak through tub and shower enclosures.
Overflow from gutters can run off into walls, eventually causing leaks.