The Water Alarm is a remote battery operated unit that can be placed anywhere in the house. The alarm sounds when the sensors come into contact with water. The 85 dB buzzer will alert you that there is a water leak. Early detection will help to protect your home and possessions against damage from water and mould.
For maximum protection place units near the:
- water heater,
- washing machine,
- water purification system,
- suspected roof leaks,
- water softener,
- basement drain and sump pump,
- hot tubs,
- anywhere a little one or pet might have an accident and an alarm would helpful and not be traumatic,
- anywhere a pressurized supply hose or pipe might leak, freeze or break.
Water Alarm, Hexagonal, 9v, 85db
Water Alarm, Round, 9v, 85db
Water and Mould Damage Statistics
"Nationally, in 2007, water damage (including frozen, burst pipes) accounted for about 22 percent of all homeowners insurance claims. The average claim was for $5,531."
"On average, individual water damage claims cost insurers $4,925 in 2002."
"An 1/8-inch crack in a pipe can release up to 250 gallons of water a day, soaking floors, rugs, and furniture."
"A small water pipe leak inside a wall or under a slab may go undetected for months. Damp or wet structural materials provide excellent conditions for toxic mould....Almost 90% of copper pinhole leaks occur on horizontal runs of pipe."
"Water damage and mold damage cost insurers $2.5 billion nationally in 2002.*
Recent improvements in water quality contribute to accelerated corrosion and failure of copper pipes.
Some insurers now refuse to cover mold claims under existing policies.
Lack of early detection of water leaks can reduce your ability to collect from your insurance company. Insurance claims for water damage are frequently denied if the cause of the damage has existed for more than 24 hours.
37% of all homeowners claim they have experienced losses due to water damage.***
"An average of a quarter-million families have their homes ruined and their lives disrupted each winter, all because of water pipes that freeze and burst. By taking a few simple precautions, you can save yourself the mess, and money."
"Most frequently damaged by cold weather are sprinkler systems, process piping, compressors, instrumentation, valves and fittings, heating and air conditioning equipment, steam piping and boilers."
Prevent Cold Weather Bursting of Pipes And Causing Water Damage
• Locate and insulate pipes most susceptible to freezing, typically those near outer walls, in crawl spaces or in the attic. Use insulation made especially for this purpose. Wrap pipes with heat tape (UL-approved). (1)
• Review your insurance policy to make sure you have water damage coverage.
• Clean your rain gutters so melting snow and ice can flow freely to prevent ice buildup that can cause water to seep into your house.
• Keep the house heated to a minimum of 65° F (18° C). The temperature inside the walls where the pipes are located is substantially colder than the walls themselves, and lower temperatures might allow pipes inside the walls to freeze.
• Find the main water shutoff valve to your home and make sure all occupants know how to turn it off quickly.
• If your garage is attached to your house, keep the garage doors closed for warmth.
• If you have to leave your home for longer than a day, ask a neighbor to check the house regularly.
• If you plan to be away for an extended period of time, have the water system drained by a professional to keep pipes from freezing or bursting.
• If your kitchen pipes are beside an outside wall to the house, you can open the doors to under your sink to let the warmer room air circulate to keep the pipes warmer.
• Seal any leaks that allow cold air inside where pipes are located.
• For very cold weather, open all hot and cold faucets along outside walls enough to let them drip slowly. Moving water does not freeze in pipes.
If you discover your pipes have burst
• Call 911 if the disaster is large enough or if you see your safety is at risk.
• Turn off your electricity at the main switch, IMMEDIATELY, only if you can safely get to it. Dirty water is a good electrical conductor, so be extra careful.
• Avoid using electrical appliances that may have been damaged by fire, heat or water. Do not use any electrical equipment or appliances while standing on wet carpet or floors. Do not touch televisions or radios plugged into the circuits, to monitor for any disaster instructions. Avoid standing on wet floors, particularly if the floor is concrete. If electricity is still on, do not enter rooms where standing water is present.
• Turn off the water at the main valve IMMEDIATELY, only if you can safely get to it after your electricity is off at the main switch.
• Take pictures, asap, as proof of the leaks.
• Mop up spills as quickly as possible. You don't want the water to do more damage than it already has.
• Call your insurance company promptly.
• Make temporary repairs and adjustments to protect your property from further damage, including moving any carpet or furniture that can be further damaged.
• Make a detailed list of the damages to accompany the photos.
• Save all receipts for what you spend, including additional outside living expenses if you must leave your home until repairs are completed, then submit them to your insurance company for reimbursement.
• Untreated water damage can cause fungi to sprout up, often unnoticed. Fungus can be cleaned if caught in time, but because it normally grows in dark, damp places, most homeowners are unaware of what is lurking behind their walls. Inspect your home and watch for warning signs of fungus, such as musty odours, sunken areas in baseboards or trim and swelling or crumbling of plaster or sheet rock.
(1) Facts on Water Pipes
Emergency Preparedness Series
Publisher: University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Simple guidelines to prevent freezing pipes. 1 page, 1998.
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